Météo-France is a public institution with an administrative nature, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea. Its main activities include short-term and mid-term weather forecast, climatology, snow level study and more generally all types of problems linked to environment and atmosphere sciences.
In January 2011, the Climatology Department published a call for tenders for a project named DRIAS, concerning the consulting and the development of a climatic services web portal. The first goal of this project was to publish all the regional climatic scenarios produced by the French climate modelling laboratories. The second goal was to make the use of these regional scenarios or non aggregated data easier for people who do not necessary master computer tools for the big climate modelling.
The web portal has been developed using the visual identity of the DRIAS Project and in 2 versions, french and english.
Individuals or universities can use the ergonomic and intuitive interface to gain knowledge about climate projection concepts (temperatures or hydrometry evolution analysis…) with the option of various climate landmarks.
2 courses are available : beginner (to familiarize with the concepts of climate projections) and expert (full presentation, for those familiar with the concepts related to climate projections).