The NCCS is organised in the form of a virtual centre, and brings together administrative federal bodies. It coordinates the collaborative development and provision of climate services and promotes dialogue among all actors involved.
The Confederation established the NCCS in the autumn of 2015 on the recommendation of the World Meteorological Organisation’s Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). The GFCS calls for national coordination and innovation mechanisms to be set up for the development and provision of climate services. The NCCS currently comprises nine members.
The following organs make up the NCCS organisation:
- Board of Directors
- Executive Committee
- Heads of the Priority Themes
Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors are the Directors of the government agencies involved, together with the Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich. They are responsible for the strategic, financial and thematic focus of the NCCS.
The Executive Committee consists of the Executive Director and representatives of the Board of Directors for each member organisation, as well as additional experts. The Executive Committee is responsible for thematic planning and strategy implementation.
The Secretariat is the central point of contact, and operational management and coordination office for the NCCS. It is run by the Executive Director and is hosted by MeteoSwiss. Angela Michiko Hama has been the Executive Director since 2016.
About the Executive Director
In her function as Executive Director of the NCCS, Angela Michiko Hama coordinates the development and implementation of the strategies and activities of the NCCS. Prior to joining the NCCS, Michiko worked in climate, and in risk and knowledge management for organisations including the United Nations, the European Science Foundation and alpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation in Brussels, Geneva, Strasbourg and Innsbruck. She received her doctorate in physical geography at the University of Innsbruck.
Expert teams within the NCCS work to develop climate services in relation to important issues in a number of priority themes. These services are coordinated by the Heads of the priority themes. These priority themes welcome collaboration with specialists from other organisations both within and outside of the federal government.
Find out more about the specialist activities of the NCCS.
Last modification 19.11.2021