Feds launch climate website

White House unveils climate-data website focused on sea-level rise

The White House has launched a new project designed to make climate data more accessible to individuals and organizations trying to adapt to the changing climate.

The federal government’s open-data platform now includes a climate-specific section (which can be viewed at www.climate.data.gov). The project also includes an innovation challenge aimed at soliciting ideas from the private sector on how to demonstrate coastal flooding and collaboration with companies like Google and Ersi to provide technological support.

The website currently focuses on coastal flooding and sea-level-rise projections, including maps and tools from inside and outside the federal government, but the site will eventually include data on other climate-related threats.