At CICERO we provide and perform research on climate services bridging science, communication, and decision making to enable the transition to a resilient low-carbon future both in Norway and on the international level.
For us climate services are tools and information that help people to make better decisions for a sustainable future, whether you are a farmer in Tanzania needing information on when to expect rain or a local politician in Norway wanting to keep houses safe from flooding. We support those decisions on a global, national and local level.
Being an interdisciplinary institute, we approach climate services on different levels:
- Research and development on climate services, including research proposal development and consortia participation, e.g., H2020, JPI, ERA-NET, GFCS)
- Data provision and consulting to organizations offering and developing climate services
- Advisory services and communication
CICERO follows the principle of designing climate services that meet decision makers’ needs, which requires sustained dialogue between producers and translators of climate information and a range of other stakeholders in order to understand and address diverse capacities, needs, opportunities and constraints to effective climate service delivery and application.
Over the past 10 years, CICERO has pioneered interdisciplinary research on process understanding for actionable climate information and effective climate communication in Norway and internationally.
- The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)
- IPCC AR5 in Europe
- SIS Future Africa - Co-production of climate services in South Africa and Tanzania
- CiXPAG - Interaction of Climate Extremes, Air Pollution and Agro-ecosystems
- Translating Weather Extremes into the Future – a case for Norway