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Downloadable items:

  • USS: the User Support system (USS) to view IMAGE scenario results (see below).
  • Big flowchart: a printable pdf of the big flowchart of IMAGE framework, containing all data flows from-to the model components.

User Support System IMAGE scenarios

USS overview
USS overview
Figure Global Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions showing results of 4 scenarios of Rio+20
Figure showing results of 4 scenarios of Rio+20
Landcover of four RIO+20 scenarios in 2050

The User Support System (USS) is a visualisation tool that enables a comprehensive view on the scenario data of IMAGE runs. See the figures on the right ( click to enlarge). The tool also enables you to obtain the data. You can download this tool which covers a number of projects. The USS manual page offers a user guide on the USS.

IMAGE 3.0 Results

Download viewer USS_IMAGE3.0 direct or via the Download packages page

The first IMAGE 3.0 results are the SSP scenarios of the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways - SSP project. The USS_IMAGE3.0 shows data for the SSP2 scenarios:

  • the baseline SSP2

and the following SSP2 mitigation scenarios:

  • SSP2_SPA0_RCP_1.9
  • SSP2_SPA2_RCP_2.6
  • SSP2_SPA2_RCP_3.4
  • SSP2_SPA2_RCP_4.5
  • SSP2_SPA2_RCP_6.0

SPA2 indicates fragmented & delayed policy, SPA0 indicates global uniform policy without delay.

Spatial data for these scenarios are available in netcdf format from KNMI data center

Additional scenario data for SSP1, SSP3, SSP4 and SSP5 are available on request. Please contact the IMAGE team at IMAGE-info@pbl.nl

Available projects

You can download the viewer packages from this page: Download packages

There are currently three packages available:

  1. USS_IMAGE3.0: viewer for SSP2 scenarios:
  2. USS_IMAGE2.4-2.5: viewer for scenario results of projects:
  3. USS_IMAGE2.2: viewer for scenario results of projects:

Obtain data

How to download regional data - graph

Hover your cursor over the border area of a box/container or graph. Right mouse click and select the option:

  • Save selection as Excel...: A data set will be created containing the data related to the lines in the graph (your item selection of the dimensions of the active data set). You can save the (xml) file onto your system.
  • Save container as Excel...: A data set will be created containing all data of the selected graph or of all the graphs in the selected box/container with the exception of the map data (see below).

Open the xml file with Excel.

How to download spatial data - map

IMAGE 3.0 data: Spatial data of SSP scenarios are available via the KNMI Data Center: KDC

Previous IMAGE versions:

Hover your cursor over the border area of the map. Right mouse click and select the option:

  • Save...: You can save map data onto your system. All available years will be included in the data set. However, this data set only contains values for the IMAGE land cells. In order to use the data in GIS software, you will need to convert the data set in ascii-grid format.

The zip-file contains a utility folder that includes the m2gis program. Double click on the m2gis.exe and a form will guide you through the conversion.