The International Data Rescue (I-DARE) Portal

The I-DARE Portal provides a single point of entry for information on the status of past and present worldwide to be rescued data and data rescue projects, and on best methods and technologies involved in data rescue.

Many observations of past weather still only exist in paper form. These observations are often at risk of being lost and are not available e.g. for analysis of climate trends and variability. The process of data rescue, in which the data are imaged and digitized, helps to solve this problem.

To stimulate and coordinate data rescue activities, the International Data Rescue (I-DARE) Portal has been set up.  The Portal provides a single point of entry for information on the status of past and present worldwide to be rescued data and data rescue projects, and on best methods and technologies involved in data rescue.

The Portal is supervised by WMO’s Commission for Climate (CCl) Expert Team on Data Rescue, under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), and is operated by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

Homepage of the I-DARE portal
Homepage of the I-DARE portal