Spatial data infrastructure components to provide regional climate information services

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The assessment of expected climate changes on a regional scale requires appropriate data and information products that must be easily accessible and usable for decision makers. The regional climate information platform ReKIS is a long-established project of three German federal states to address this purpose. However, with increasing content, this web-based data exchange platform lacked in suitable metadata descriptions, search functionalities and interoperability, thus hampering the discovery and access of suitable information. This paper describes the extending and enhancing of ReKIS using state-of-the-art components of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). The components support metadata acquisition, maintenance and publishing using a metadata catalogue. The implementation of a WebGIS server increases interoperability by offering OGC-compliant services and a web framework for knowledge-transfer allows for non-expert access to climate services. The approaches were developed and implemented in a real-world scenario and are suitable for a transfer to other comparable platforms and use cases.


Original languageEnglish
Article number100473
JournalClimate Services
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-7144-3376/work/158766454
ORCID /0000-0002-4246-5290/work/158767126
ORCID /0000-0002-9016-1996/work/158767369
ORCID /0000-0001-7489-9061/work/158767631
ORCID /0000-0002-3085-7457/work/158767681
Mendeley b62c3171-96fb-3da5-b05e-fcf4528e5fab
Scopus 85191288005


Research priority areas of TU Dresden

Subject groups, research areas, subject areas according to Destatis


  • Geodateninfrastruktur, GDI, Klimaanpassung, Klimadienste, Climate Adaptation, Climate Change Assessments, FAIR, Metadata, Regional Climate Information, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)