Project to develop online portal for national-level, cross-sectoral climate-impact assessments, based on state-of-the-art climate-impacts simulations from ISIMIP

ISIPEDIA is a project which is being developed by over 10 partners. The project's aim is to develop an online inter-sector impacts encyclopedia, which will be called ISIPEDIA.

IIASA is leading one of the three work packages in the project. Led by Dr Yoshihide Wada, IIASA is heading the Assessment and Editorial Team, who are responsible for curating the content of ISIpedia impact assessment and for the online portal as a whole. 

Project Details

ISIpedia will include a new round of ISIMIP climate-impacts simulations. The focus topic of the simulation round will be decided upon in consultation with relevant interest groups and stakeholders.  Stakeholders will also contribute to designing the ISIpedia web portal, including the content of the impacts assessments.

Key features of ISIpedia will be:

  • Access to the assessment and synthesis of national-level climate-impact projections, including for the emissions pathways currently being discussed within the UNFCCC climate change negotiations.
  • Transparent documentation of model limitations, and access to comparisons between historical simulations and observations for the purposes of model evaluation.
  • Regionally-resolved visualisations of climate-impacts projections for important sector-specific and cross-sectoral indicators.
  • A simple overview of the available of the available ISIMIP simulations with easy access to the data.
  • A central access point for input and validation data for climate-impact scientists, including establishing a data base of local management practices and socio-economic quantities, which directly drive changes in climate-impacts indicators.

A beta-version of ISIpedia is due to go online in the second half of 2019

ISIpedia Work Packages

Consortium Partners

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Last edited: 16 November 2020


Yoshihide Wada

Program Director

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

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September 2017 - February 2021


ISIpedia is part of ERA4CS, an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate with co-funding by the European Union (Grant 690462)

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