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Wind and solar power generation is directly affected by weather, which is known to vary considerably over space and time. When planning and operating these renewable systems, there is therefore a large uncertainty in the amount of power that will be generated over future timescales.

Authors: Melanie Davis, IC3, Music by: Jaime Fernández

The main purpose of the CLIM-RUN WebGIS is to make territorially compatible and easy to handle, the climatic models outputs, that provide data on the current and future scenarios concerning the various themes involved in the project itself. Tourism Climatic Index and Wind Energy are the two themes developed up to now. Login credentials: username: climrun / password: climrun

Authors: Emanuela Caiaffa, ENEA

This Statistical Downscaling portal provides user-friendly web access to different statistical downscaling techniques and works transparently with the observations, reanalysis and global climate simulations (see the common list of variables available for all models in the portal), obtaining the resulting outputs in simple formats (e.g., text files)

Oikoskopio is a web mapping application for the Greek environment developed and run by WWF Greece. Its aim is to offer easily-accessible, dependable and comprehensive information on the Greek environment to every interested citizen or public service, through the visualization of a series of data.

Authors: C. Giannakopoulos, A. Karali, A. Roussos - National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece

The Canadian Fire Weather Index (FWI) is a daily meteorological-based index used worldwide to estimate fire danger. FWI components depend on daily noon measurements of dry-bulb temperature, air relative humidity, 10m wind speed and 24 h accumulated precipitation. FWI consists of different components each measuring a different aspect of fire danger: fuel moisture contents of forest fuel with different drying rates, rate of spread, fuel weight consumed and fire intensity. Although FWI has been developed for Canadian forests, its suitability has been proved for the Mediterranean. The evaluation of the FWI in relation to the forest fires in Greece signifies that as we move further south and further east, i.e. to hotter and drier conditions, higher values of FWI are needed to reach high fire risk conditions: FWI>15 for western and north-western, FWI>30 for central and FWI>45 for eastern and south-eastern areas.

Authors: C. Giannakopoulos, A. Karali - National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece