Data Distribution Center, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Data Center Description
The Data Distribution Centre (DDC) of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established to
facilitate the timely distribution of a consistent set of
up-to-date scenarios of changes in climate and related
environmental and socio-economic factors for use in climate
impacts assessments. The intention is that these new assessments
can feed into the review process of the IPCC.

The initiative to establish a DDC grew out of a recommendation
by the IPCC Task Group on Scenarios for Climate Impact
Assessment (TGCIA). This Task Group was itself formed following
a recommendation made at the IPCC Workshop on Regional Climate
Change Projections for Impact Assessment (London, 24-26
September 1996).

The establishment of the DDC was approved by the IPCC Bureau at
its Thirteenth session (9-11 July 1997) and it was subsequently
determined at the XIIIth IPCC Plenary (Maldives, 22-28 September
1997) that the DDC would be a shared operation between the
Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in the United Kingdom and the
Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) in Germany. Technical inputs
from other centres or organizations with experience in the
preparation and distribution of climate scenarios will also be
solicited. Regional centres providing mirror web sites may be
added at a later date.


[Summary provided by the IPCC.]

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