The Solution

A new way of financing surface-based observations

The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF) supports countries to generate and exchange basic surface-based observational data critical for improved weather forecasts and climate services. SOFF contributes to strengthening resilient development and climate adaptation locally, regionally and across the globe, particularly benefiting the most vulnerable.

SOFF has four key features to provide long-term financing and technical assistance in an effective way. It has a unique focus and complements and supports existing funding mechanisms.

1. Deploying a global approach with sustained international data exchange as a measure of success
2. Providing innovative finance
3. Enhancing technical competence and integrated approaches
4. Leveraging knowledge and resources.