See also: KNMI Climate Explorer ICA&D Copernicus/C3S_311a_Lot4




Welcome to the website of the European Climate Assessment & Dataset project. Presented is information on changes in weather and climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to monitor and analyse these extremes. ECA&D was initiated by the ECSN in 1998 and has received financial support from the EUMETNET and the European Commission.


What's new?


The database is updated until: Jul 31, 2020.

August 2020 - New stations and updates have been included for France (kindly provided by Météo-France).

May 2020 - E-OBSv21.0e has been released.

March 2020 - This website has seen a technical upgrade. If you notice that something is not working, please let us know

February 2020 - Monthly updates of global radiation for six stations are now kindly provided by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

February 2020 - Updates for July - December 2019 are kindly provided by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia.

December 2019 - New station data have been kindly provided by The National Environmental Agency from Georgia. These are 209 station records for daily temperature, precipitation and a subset provides humidity, pressure and wind information.

December 2019 - Global radiation record from 1928 onward has been added for the station Haarweg/Veenkampen (the Netherlands), kindly provided by the Wageningen University & Research centre.

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ECA&D forms the backbone of the climate data node in the Regional Climate Centre (RCC) for WMO Region VI (Europe and the Middle East) since 2010. The data and information products contribute to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).


Participants and data

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Today, ECA&D is receiving data from 79 participants for 65 countries and the ECA dataset contains 74164 series of observations for 13 elements at 20168 meteorological stations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean (see Daily data > Data dictionary). 75% of these daily series can be downloaded from this website for non-commercial research and education. Participation to ECA&D is open to anyone maintaining daily station data. If you want to join please contact us. See our data policy for more details.


E-OBS gridded dataset

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E-OBS version 21.0 has been released. E-OBS is a daily gridded observational dataset for precipitation, temperature and sea level pressure in Europe based on ECA&D information. The full dataset covers the period 1950-01-01 until 2019-12-31. It has originally been developed and updated as parts of the ENSEMBLES (EU-FP6), EURO4M (EU-FP7) and UERRA (EU-FP7) projects. Currently it is maintained and elaborated as part of the Copernicus Climate Change Services.



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ECA&D has close links with the projects and initiatives below.

EUSTACE   INDECIS   Copernicus/C3S   Meteoalarm   International Surface Temperature Initiative   UERRA   EURO4M   ENSEMBLES   MILLENNIUM   ACRE   ETCCDI   EEA   AOPC   EUPORIAS   CHARMe  

Joint research projects exist between ECA&D and the following institutes or initiatives

MEDARE Initiative   ETH   JRC   SMHI  



Contact us

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands


Gerard van der Schrier

Else van den Besselaar

Conny Schiks

Gé Verver



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