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ESA Climate Office


In its role of overseeing the CCI programme, the ESA Climate Office define the programme of work, check standards and aim to promote quality, consistency and cooperation across the CCI projects. All CCI projects meet at an annual colocation meeting, organised by the Climate Office and then on an ad hoc, project-organised basis throughout the year.


The ESA Climate Office team comprises Pascal Lecomte (Head of ESA Climate Office), Anna Maria Trofaier (Technical Officer), Michael Eisinger (Technical Officer), Stephen Plummer (Technical Officer), Simon Pinnock (Technical Officer), Paolo Cipollini (Technical Officer), Ed Pechorro (Systems Engineer), Paul Fisher (Knowledge Exchange and Communications Manager), Sophie Hebden (ESA/Future Earth Research Coordinator) and Victoria Smith (PA to ESA Climate Office).

Simon Pinnock is the ESA representative to the Joint CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate (WGClimate) - the body responsible for responding to the UNFCCC and GCOS on the monitoring of climate from space. Simon is also a member of the WCRP Data Advisory Council.