The World Climate Services Programme (WCSP) is a component of the World Climate Programme (WCP) and contributes to improving the availability of, and access to, reliable climate data, monitoring and forecasts. This is achieved through collaborative and interdisciplinary activities involving up-to-date methods, tools and systems.
The Programme promotes the development of appropriate institutional mechanisms and operational infrastructure to generate, exchange and disseminate quality information on climate and provides guidance on related applications and services.
The WCSP spans four inter-related areas:
- Climate data and analysis;
- Climate monitoring, watch and prediction;
- Climate system operation and infrastructure; and
- Climate adaptation and risk management.