North Atlantic Climate Centre

Ocean, Atmosphere, Land, Life! Climate encompasses us all. Pictured, a snippet of Madeira, the pearl of the Atlantic, and birthplace of our Chair Professor.

From fundamental research and education to cutting-edge development and service, we are a solid, reliable partner to all those seeking to understand, nurture and protect the society and the environment.

NORA Climate

We encompass Climate in its broadest sense, across an interdisciplinary interface among frontier natural, social and technical sciences, whilst preserving an extraordinarily strong scientific and methodological core in climate system science, grounded on world-class mathematical physics, geophysical sciences and information technologies, classical and quantum.

Academic and Scientific Excellence

We provide multilevel education and outreach ranging from the very basics in support of public and private education institutions, corporate and social training programs, all the way to higher-education at university programs including graduate and doctoral schools. Ensuring profound and robust scientific understanding and literacy enables our trainees, students and professionals to command rigorous comprehensive knowledge of the manifold science underneath Climate Dynamics and Predictability. Empowering them with cutting-edge scientific, technical and operational skills to effectively solve critical problems facing the society and the environment. Because here we don’t just think. We conceive, we design, we create, we implement, we make it happen on the field.

Lecturing Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, one of our core offerings at partner universities. Pictured, our Chair, Prof. Dr. Rui Perdigão.

Refocusing on the Climate Core

NORA Climate is a robust key climate node in any Earth system consortium or alliance, without the dilution under generic environmental priorities. Rather, we are a wholehearted Climate Centre. We make our own destiny. So we can best serve yours.

As a prime and independent international voice in Climate, we are the reference to call when Climate is fundamentally at stake. We are not data users: we harness novel information in innovative ways. We are not model users: we design, develop and operate novel models to provide unprecedented solutions.

Flying across the subpolar Atlantic on what used to be largely an ice-capped route. Returning to Vienna from another thrilling AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Predicting the ‘unpredictable’

We provide a quantum leap in the dynamic sensing, modelling, understanding and prediction of complex system dynamics, critical transitions and extremes, including unprecedented features elusive to state-of-the-art sensing and prediction systems.

Our partners and clients are not caught by surprise when disaster strikes. They obtain exclusive in-depth analytics, prognostics and decision support from our unrivalled prediction services. And with that, those who rely in us fulfill the most important mission of all: save lives and secure their livelihoods.

Our groundbreaking advances bring to the light of seamless prediction what used to be deemed unpredictable such as elusive and unprecedented features in highly impactful criticalities and extremes. Our leading edge is empowered by fundamental advances in theoretical and information physics and quantum technologies for sensing, modelling and analytics led by our head stakeholder, the Meteoceanics Institute for Complex System Science.

Sustainability and Prosperity

Our operation is conducted in a physically consistent, ethically mindful, socially just, and ecologically and economically fruitful manner. We do not work solely towards sustainability. That is already embedded by nature in our systems. We work towards prosperity. Prosperity for the Earth system, which entails concessions from everybody, for the benefit of all. Promoting a sensible and constructive coevolution between humans and nature.

The “Levadas” in Madeira, man-made channels redistributing surplus water across Madeira from the wetter North to the drier South, promoting an overall verdant, irrigated, prosperous island.

Neutrality and Universality

While born within and around the North Atlantic, we are independent from any regional, national or international political allegiance. Our operation is multiscale, from local to global, with complete neutrality and universality. Because our world has one side: the side of science. A universal, open, fully encompassing science, at the service of all, whoever they are, wherever they are.

We benefit from self-reliant infrastructure, from the depths of the ocean to outer space, from energy supply to sensing, computational and other scientific and technical facilities. Making sure that we are always ready to meet the needs and demands of all those who rely on us to get the job done. Anytime, anywhere.

The Meteoceanics QITES constellation (Quantum Information Technologies in the Earth Sciences) spans pioneering quantum geophysical instrumentation ranging from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Taking the quantum pulse of the planet, and of the broader cosmos. And relaying such information to the QITES computational facilities for nonlinear analytics, modelling early warning, prediction and decision support. To all those seeking to nurture and protect our world.

KlimaBanK – Empowering and protecting our planet with our new Financial Unit for Climate Development and Insurance

North Atlantic Climate Centre

Connecting the forefront Climate Science community within and around the North Atlantic.

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