Over the past few years, the climate change research community has developed a new generation of climate change scenarios based on a new scenario framework. The new generation of scenarios encompasses the Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) and the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) which form the basis of scenario-based research across the physical climate sciences, impacts, adaptation and vulnerability research and climate change mitigation research.
The objective of the SENSES project is to provide tailor-made and user-determined climate services via a scenario toolkit - the “SENSES” Toolkit - hereby connecting the new generation of climate change scenarios to selected user and stakeholder groups. Three user groups are in the focus of SENSES, (i) national and international climate policy makers, (ii) regional climate scenario users, and (iii) the financial sector as well as businesses with long planning horizons. The toolkit includes a unique collection of user-centered scenario visualization tools with practical guidelines and manuals for the users.
SENSES aims at providing climate services to the three user groups during the Sixth Assessment Cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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