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1st User Workshop of ESA’s CCI SNOW Project - 29/11/2018

The Snow_cci project held the 1st ESA CCI SNOW User Workshop on 29th November 2018, hosted by Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, in Vienna, Austria. The workshop aimed to update and revise the user requirements by bringing together the Snow_cci project team, the Climate Research Group associated with Snow_cci, and potential users of Snow_cci data.

The snow_cci User Requirements Workshop participants in Vienna, Austria, 29/11/2018.


 

Registration and Submission of Presentation Title

To attend the 1st ESA CCI SNOW User Workshop, please refer to the invitation letter. Registration is closed now. Participation is free of charge.

The title of your presentation can be submitted as part of the registration (closed). 


Background

The European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) aims to provide high quality climate data products derived from long-term satellite data records in order to meet the needs of climate research and monitoring activities. The recently initiated Snow_cci project contributes to this goal by generating time series of daily global snow products over the past 40 years derived from satellite data. This will be achieved by establishing reliable processing lines and generating consistent, fully validated data sets of key parameters of the global seasonal snow pack. Snow_cci addresses the following primary snow parameters, defined by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS): snow cover extent and snow water equivalent.

To update and revise the user requirements for Snow_cci products, a user workshop was held on 29th November 2018, hosted by Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, in Vienna, Austria. The workshop brought together the Snow_cci project team, the Climate Research Group associated with Snow_cci, and potential users of Snow_cci data working in various application fields related to climate monitoring and modelling.


Aim of the event

  • Bring together the snow-climate research community at the start of the Snow_cci project to facilitate collaboration and networking
  • Present the current status of global daily Snow_cci products derived from satellite data
  • Present and discuss product requirements for key parameters of seasonal snow as they relate to different applications and use cases in climate research
  • Discuss needs and procedures for characterising uncertainty of satellite snow products for different applications

Contacts

For further information, please contact:

  • Mr Thomas Nagler (thomas.nagler[at]enveo.at) or
  • Mr Chris Derksen (chris.derksen[at]canada.ca). 

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna.

Thomas Nagler (ENVEO, Austria) and Chris Derksen (Environment and Climate Change Canada) on behalf of CCI SNOW


Details on location

The workshop was held at the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, November 29, 2018, 09:00 – 17:00.

Address: Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

Venue: Stabskrisenraum A + B, Karl-Kreil-Haus, 3rd floor


Important Dates

1st Workshop announcement

5 October 2018

Submission of presentation titles

31 October 2018

Notification of acceptance of presentations

5 November 2018

Online Registration at http://snow-cci.enveo.at (closed)

20 November 2018

1st Snow CCI User Workshop

29 November 2018

 


Agenda

The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here.


Accommodation & Transportation

Accommodation:

Vienna is a touristic place, with multiple hotels in and near the city centre. 

Transportation

The venue is next to the tram 37 stop Perntergasse. From the city, the tram 37 starts next to the entry to the underground stop Schottentor (U2). 

For planning your travel in Vienna with public transport, please visit https://www.wienerlinien.at/eportal3/