This service is run by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).  All data is provided under the liscence Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode.

Target User Groups

Policy makers: Find a comprehensive overview for Europe!

  • Unique multi-model ensemble data of water and climate.
  • Harmonised dataset for entire Europe with high resolution.
  • Real life examples of decision making in climate adaptation.

Consulting engineers: Make your own climate impact assessments!

  • Download time-series of future river flow and water-related indicators.
  • Download bias corrected data from climate-model ensembles.
  • Access quality assured data with confidence estimates for your client.


The first version of this service was made within the contract C3S_441_Lot1_SMHI of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) operated by ECMWF on behalf of the European Commission.


About the C3S_441_Lot1_SMHI contract (SWICCA project)
The aim of this service is to provide data and guidance for climate impact assessments in the water sector. The main target group is consulting engineers (so called Purveyors) working with climate change adaptation in the water sector. By using indicators, climate impact assessments can be done without having to run a full production chain from raw climate model results – instead the indicators can be included in the local workflow with local methods applied, to facilitate decision-making and strategies to meet the future. Working with real users will ensure that useful data is inserted into the Climate Data Store (CDS).


The workflow using purveyors for co-design of SWICCA and the Climate Data Store (CDS).

The SWICCA project is run from November 2015 to February 2018 by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) together with 10 sub-contractors from across Europe and 3 in-kind partners. The project serves as a proof-of-concept for a Sectorial Information Service on water management to Copernicus Climate Change Services. The aim of the project is to bridge the gap between institutes who provide climate-impact data on one side, and water managers and policy makers on the other side. The project will add value to data and ensure that available information is useful for water management at local and regional scale across Europe.

The steps to increase information-value when moving from Monitoring to Decision-making.

The Project Team

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden

Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra), Stichting Wageningen Research, the Netherlands
EMVIS Symvouloi Michanikoi Anonymi Etaireia, Greece
GECOsistema srl, Italy
Dipl.- Ing. Günter Humer GmbH, Austria
isardSAT S.L., Spain
MicroStep-MIS, Slovakia
TU Dortmund University, Germany
University of Córdoba, Spain
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Wageningen University, Dept. Environmental Sciences, the Netherlands

In kind:
BfG, The Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde, Germany
Climate Partnership, Princeton, USA
JRC, Joint Research Center, EU