The Austrian climate scenarios from 2015 (ÖKS15) reflect the latest scientific knowledge on the subject of how climate change will manifest itself in Austria in the future. A consortium consisting of GeoSphere Austria (previously: ZAMG), the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (WEGC) and the interfaculty department of Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg (Z_GIS) has developed climate scenarios for Austria (ÖKS15) on behalf of the federal government and the federal states.
They are based on Euro Cordex datasets. Together with the analyzes derived from them, they provide an overview of climate change effects in Austria and are available free of charge to the scientific community via the Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA).
The datasets from the project and the federal state factsheets are available to the scientific community free of charge and online via the CCCA data portal. (Status: 09/14/2022)
The final report, the summary of the results for decision-makers and fact sheets for the federal states can be found on the BMK website (as of September 2022).
Following the publication of the ÖKS15 reports, a guideline for the use of the ÖKS climate change simulations and the corresponding gridded observation datasets was published in the STARC Impact project.
Many products, fact sheets and maps based on the Austrian climate scencarios (ÖKS15) are available in German only. To see more projects and information, visit the German version of this website.