Pacific Climate Futures

Created: 2/25/2016 - Updated: 2/27/2020

Overview

Pacific Climate Futures Version 2.0 is a free web-based climate impacts decision-support tool developed initially by the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) and further refined by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Science Program. It provides national and some sub-national climate projections for East Timor and 14 Pacific countries: Cook Islands (two sub-regions), Federated States of Micronesia (two sub-regions), Fiji, Kiribati (three sub-regions), Marshall Islands (two sub-regions), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (two sub-regions), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The Pacific Climate Futures web-tool has been designed to provide information and guidance in the generation of national climate projections and facilitate the generation of data for detailed impact and risk assessments.

Pacific Climate Futures has three levels of detail:

The basic interface provides a summary of the projected changes in annual temperature and rainfall and is accessible for everyone.

Intermediate level provides access to a guided interface to generate climate projections tailored to an impact assessment. The interface uses information entered by the user to recommend which models to use to represent the 'best', 'worst' and 'maximum consensus' cases. To obtain access to Intermediate level, you must successfully complete the short online training and quiz. To do this, simply click on "Log In" and follow the prompts. Allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the training and quiz (you can pause and resume as many times as you like).

Advanced level provides more flexibility to the user along with additional options for exporting data for use in risk assessments. Access is only available to registered users who have completed the necessary face-to-face training.

Please note that to obtain project-specific, tailored projections from Pacific Climate Futures, you must be a registered user with access to Advanced Mode.

Audience

Planners and managers who are interested in information and guidance with national climate projections and data for detailed impact and risk assessments

Organization(s)

The Department of Climate Change was established on 3 December 2007 as part of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio. On 8 March, as a result of Machinery of Government changes, a new Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency was established.

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Sea level rise
Type of Tool
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Decision Support
Data Sources (processing, management, collection)
Climate Type
Tropical
Subtropical
Tool Cost
Free