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CCI Open Data Portal

CCI Open Data Portal - take our survey

What do you need from an Open Data Portal, delivering Essential Climate Variables from satellite data? Please take our survey so we can provide you with the best access to data and tools. 

This survey forms part of a larger activity whose objective is to develop an Open Data Portal to provide a central point of harmonised access to mature Essential Climate Variable (ECV) datasets produced as part of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme.

Online Course - Climate from Space

Free online course: Monitoring climate from space

The European Space Agency have teamed up with Future Learn to put together a five week course on Monitoring Climate from Space. The course brings together leading experts and scientists from ESA and key European research centres, to explore the science that underpins Earth observation. Members of the Climate Change Initiative teams are involved to help bring the research done within the CCI programme to a wider audience.

The course looks at recent and current satellite missions that are providing an archive of essential data; and find out how this data is used in local and international policy and planning.

The course starts on the 8th June; to watch the trailer and register to take part, go to the Future Learn website

CCI at EGU 2015

CCI at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2015

The EGU General Assembly 2015 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Several CCI projects are covening or co-convening sessions and giving talks, which are outlined below. 

Copernicus workshop

Copernicus Workshop on Climate Observation Requirements
29 June - 2 July, ECMWF, Reading UK
Defining content for the Climate Data Store

This workshop may be of interest to the CCI community. The ECMWF are responsible for operating the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S). The aim of the C3S is to provide European stakeholders, including public authorities, businesses and citizens, with access to authoritative information about climate change and its impact on society.

Assessing Climate Observations session

Assessing Climate Observations: call for papers at Our Common Future

Abstract submission is now open for the following session on "Assessing Climate Observations" at Our Common Future Under Climate Change meeting in Paris, July 7-10, 2015. The deadline for submission of contributed talks is 10 March

Fire Products Available

Final version of Fire_cci Burned Area products available

Burned Area (BA) data generated in the Fire_cci project is now available online at The Burned Area data contains a pixel product (300m) and a grid product (0.5°), from 2006 - 2008. 

The products were obtained from a combination of spectral information from MERIS and thermal information from MODIS active fires product. 

ISSI Fellowships - ISSI Call for Proposals: 2015 Johannes Geiss Fellowship

The International Space Science Insitute has introduced Johannes Geiss Fellowships (JGF), aimed at visiting scientists. The JGF have been established to attract international scientists of stature, who can make demonstrable contributions to the ISSI mission and increase ISSI’s stature by their presence. By being awarded a JGF it is hoped the recipients will honour Johannes Geiss for his founding of ISSI and his contributions to ISSI, and for his many contributions to a broad range of space science disciplines. For details of how to apply and the conditions of the fellowships please see the Call for Proposals 2015.

Copernicus services news: Copernicus' monitoring services moving closer to operational phase

The European Commission moved a step closer to the start of the operational stage of three of Copernicus's Earth observation services: Atmosphere Monitoring, Climate Change, and Marine Environment Monitoring.

Implementation of these services was recently delegated to two expert organisations who will now manage the provision of the €435 million of EU funds available for this purpose to appropriate EU service providers, in order to obtain the additional components necessary to finalise the service provision in all three areas.

CCI in the IPCC's AR 5, Working Group I


The recent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report gives an overview of the latest science on climate change. The CCI programme made some important contributions to Assessment Report 5 (The Physical Science Basis) Working Group I, despite only being in its first phase when the report was written.

5th Collocation Meeting 2014

20/10/2014 12:30

The 5th Collocation meeting of the CCI took place in ESRIN, Italy from the 20-22 October 2014. A key focus for this year's Colocation meeting is on the steps that need to be taken to make the ECVs operational. To this end, key users have been invited in the form of the Copernicus services applicable to the CCI. 

A report of the meeting is available.

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