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6th CCI Collocation (2015)

29/09/2015 00:00
01/10/2015 00:00


6th CCI Collocation Meeting

The 6th Collocation meeting took place in ESRIN, Italy, from the 29th September - 1st October 2015. The focus for this meeting was on collating the achievements of the programme so far, which included reviewing which ECV data products will be ready to be transferred to an operational activity outside the CCI, when the programme ends. Discussions throughout the meeting helped to consolidate CCI-wide harmonisation and support on a number of issues important across the projects. The final day of the meeting was dedicated to looking ahead to what might be included in a 'CCI+' style programme, with presentations from potential new ECVs. The talks from the meeting are available below.  

The meeting report is available here.  

Agenda: the final agenda is available to view here.

CCI Poster: download the CCI poster and instructions to view the augmented reality globes here . This will work when printed from your own computer. If you wish to print a copy larger than A3, please contact Cat Downy for a high resolution version.


Day 1

Plenary Session

09.00 – 09.15     Opening of the meeting and introduction: Maurice Borgeaud (ESA)

09.15 – 09.45     CCI Communication Activities for COP-21: Mark Doherty (ESA) 

09.45 – 10.05     CCI Open Data Portal: Victoria Bennett (STFC) 

10.05 – 10.30     CCI Living Planet Fellowships: Stephen Plummer (ESA) & LPF Postdocs (1
slide, 2 minutes per person)  


11.00 – 11.20     CCI International Activities: Pascal Lecomte (ESA) 

11.20 – 11.40     ECV Inventory Activities: Ed Pechorro (ESA) 

11.40 – 12.00     Long term data preservation achievements & plan: Henri Laur (ESA)

12.00 – 12.20     Science Leaders’ Feedback: Rainer Hollmann 

12.20 – 12.40     System Engineering Feedback: Carsten Brockmann 

12.40 – 13.00     Discussion 


14.00 – 18.00              Breakout Session

ECVs: What’s operational and what
still requires R&D?  

Chair: Simon Pinnock

Copernicus C3S: Dick Dee (ECMWF)
Introduction to discussions: Simon
Pinnock (ESA)

ECV projects:

Soil Moisture
Land Cover
Ocean Colour 
Sea Level
Sea Surface Temperature
Sea Ice

Data Portal and Toolbox

Chairs: Ed Pechorro & Victoria Bennett

Topics for CCI Team awareness including DOIs and Obs4MIPs.
CCI Open Date Portal evolution: including promotion of flagship datasets and QuickLooks.
Beyond the CCI Open Data Portal: requirements for a wider exploitation platform for climate.

18.00 – 19.00     Ice Breaker and Poster Session for CCI Living Planet Fellowship / Climate Office Researcher


Day 2


CCI Achievements
What data sets are you producing and how will they be used? 

09.00 – 10.45    


11.15 – 13.15    


14.15 – 15.30              Breakout Session

Improving Exploitation of CCI Data

Chairs: Stephen Plummer & Paul van
der Linden

Project views on data exploitation:
Cryosphere: David Vaughan
Greenhouse Gases: Michael
Fire: Chao Yue

Living Planet Fellowship views:
CLIMARECOS: Ocean Colour:
Marie-Fanny Racault
Improving exploitation of CCI
feedback from the LPF
postdocs: Anna Maria Trofaier

CMUG view: value of CCI for climate
: Paul van der Linden


Uncertainties and Consistencies


Chairs: Claus Zehner & Thomas Popp

Fully stringent error propagation: Chris Merchant
Experimental approaches: what can we not do? Adam Povey

Consistencies – initial discussions
Multi-ECV connections: OC-SST-Aerosol-Sea Ice: Shubha
Inter-ECV consistencies for marine ECVs: CMUG – Ulrika Willen



Feedback from breakouts 1 & 2 and discussion

16.15 – 16.35    ECVs: What’s operational and what still requires R&D? Chris Merchant

16.35 – 16.55    Data Portal and Toolbox: Victoria Bennett

16.55 – 17.15    Improving Exploitation of CCI Data: Paul van der Linden

17.15 – 17.35    Uncertainties: Thomas Popp

17.35 – 18.30    Discussion


Day 3

CCI+: the evolution of the programme

09:00 – 09:15     GCOS Update: Pascal Lecomte (ESA)

09:15 – 09:30     Sentinel 3: Susanne Mecklenburg (ESA) 

09:30 – 09:45     Sentinel 1: Pierre Potin (ESA) 

09:45 – 10:00     Sentinel 2: Ferran Gascon (ESA)

10:00 – 10:20     CMUG science perspective on CCI+: Paul van der Linden (Met Office) 

Potential new ECVs:

10:20 – 10:25     Introduction to the session: Pascal Lecomte (ESA) 

10:25 – 10:45     Lakes: Anny Cazenave/Philippe Maisongrande (LEGOS) 


11:10 – 11:30     Ozone and aerosol precursors: Gerrit de Leeuw (FMI)

11:30 – 11:50     Sea State: Fabrice Ardhuin (Ifremer) 

11:50 – 12:10     Biomass: Mat Williams (U. Edinburgh)

12:10 – 12:30     Land Surface Temperature: Nick Rayner (Met Office)

12:30 – 12:50     Snow and Albedo: Jason Box (GEUS) 

12:50 – 13:10     ECVs in the Stratosphere: Michaela Hegglin (U. Reading) 

13:10 – 13:30     From CCI to CCI+ summary & discussion: Pascal Lecomte (ESA)