COVID-19 update

Updated: 25 May 2020

New Zealand recently moved to Level 2 COVID-19 notification. Those that can work from home are encouraged to continue to work from home. Staff of CLIMsystems continue to predominately self-quatantine. We await a move to Level 1 before considering a more comprehensive return to our office. However, a limited number of unavoidable meetings will be held at the office while on Level 2. We encourage anyone planning to visit our office to access the official COVID-19 app for registering your contact with CLIMsystems.

We have secured our company QR code and it is clearly displayed upon entering our office. Please report to our staff upon arrival if you are not using the app so we can keep a paper record of your visit.

Stay well and stay strong. We can be contacted by e-mail and phone on +64 27 3169777.


If you work with ArcGIS Desktop and would like to add climate change effects to your toolbox, this is for you!

SimCLIM for ArcGIS / Climate add-in enables ArcGIS users to produce spatial images of climate change through a quick, easy and straight-forward process. The add-in is based on 20 years of development of the standalone SimCLIM tool and uses outputs from global climate models, produced for the IPCC. Both projections of future climate, and changes compared with the baseline climate can be produced.

It is possible to purchase other variables (wind speed, relative humidity and solar radiation) as well as down-scaled patterns for regional and national areas with much more detail than the global patterns. It is essential for local communities to build resilience.

What can you do with SimCLIM for ArcGIS Climate Add-in?

  • Spatial scenarios (given year, emission scenario, climate sensitivity, and GCM)
  • Evaluate uncertainties stemming from different emission scenarios, climate sensitivities, and climate change models
  • Ensembles on the fly
  • Provides the latest global data for precipitation, mean-min-max temperatures
  • Percentile results for ensembles

What areas are covered with SimCLIM for ArcGIS Climate Add-in?

All of AR5 which includes:

  • Comes with Global (0.5°x0.5° or ca. 50kmx50km)
  • It can read all the SimCLIM 2013 areas which are:
  • All countries available (resolution dependent on country area, most 1kmx1km)
  • Specific countries with states are available on request
  • Some continents available on request

What are the climate variables you can assess with SimCLIM for ArcGIS Climate add-in?

Monthly averages of:

  • Precipitation(mm)
  • Mean Temperature(˚C)
  • Minimum Temperature (˚C)
  • Maximum Temperature (˚C)
  • On request – Solar (W/m2) ; Relative humidity (%); Wind speed (m/s)