Visualizing Challenges: Clim2power’s Data Truck

Figure by Project Coordinator Sofia Simões

The climate data truck illustrates the mismatch in data delivery from climate scientists to data requirements from energy system modellers. The figure invites to acknowledge and address the communication challenges inherent to interdisciplinarity, in particular when bringing together the climate and the energy communities. In addition, energy modellers must consider other uncertainties beyond weather and climate, such as societal and policy choices. Improving data and information flows between these communities is clearly a major scientific and technical challenge, which is currently being addressed in projects like Clim2power. The climate data truck has been recently featured on the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0256.1