What is IRI?

The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership.

Science at Our Core

Research to improve understanding of past, present and future climate, and its use for societal benefit.

Highlights of our cutting-edge climate science are below.

Serving Society

Science not for the sake of science. We work with local, national & global partners to bring real change.

Examples of our work with partners around the world are below.

Global Public Goods

Free access to data, information and tools people need to turn climate risk into resilience and opportunity.

Click on the links below to see examples of our data products and tools.

Quantifying Uncertainty

Prediction, forecasting and historical analysis to support real world decision making.

Thousands of organizations and researchers receive our forecasts each month. Below are some examples.

Committed to Knowledge

Learning from our partners and sharing our expertise through trainings around the world and in the classroom.

Click on the links below to visit some of our training resources and educational commitments.