Evaluation of Climate Services

Traditional evaluation criteria from basic research (e.g. number and quality of publications) cannot be simply transferred to the evaluation of transdisciplinary processes or resulting climate service products (e.g. data portal, fact sheet).

Special quality dimensions, criteria and indicators needed for an evaluation of transdisciplinary processes are partly being discussed in literature. For an evaluation of climate services, it has to be reflected, which indicators can be derived from other transdisciplinary research fields and especially adopted to the issues, research questions and methods of climate services.

Since 2015 GERICS turned to the issue of transdisciplinary processes assessment. How can the resulting products be evaluated? Together with the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven a working group of Hereon scientists developed a set of evaluation criteria and indicators to assess the quality of climate and coastal service products.

Poster: Towards a framework for the evatuation of climate service knowledge transfer products within climate and coastal research (184 KB)

At present GERICS aims to create workflows to make the evaluation of processes and products a regular element of R & I.