2 years

Project intro

VITO developed an operational climate service for the global biodiversity community in the framework of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), part of the EU’s earth observation programme. The service, developed through co-creation with sector experts, supports conservation workers, researchers and policy makers to draft conservation plans in order to reduce biodiversity loss. Availability of bioclimate indicators for past and future and interactive applications allow biodiversity stakeholders to explore climate impacts on biodiversity or assess a region’s future climate suitability for endangered species.   

Project highlights

  • Extensive dataset of customized bioclimate indicators for the past and future
  • Interactive applications 
  • Co-creation process with biodiversity experts
  • Support for quantifying climate impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and designing conservation measures around the world


To combat global biodiversity loss by supporting the biodiversity community with highly needed climate information and practical tools to evaluate climate impact and design conservation strategies 


  • Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia
  • Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia
  • Bioversity International
  • KMDA-CRC, Centre for Research and Conservation of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
  • Arcadis Belgium
  • National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua)


Budget: 1,393,000 EUR (58% VITO share) funded by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)