Production of Essential Climate Variable Datasets based on Earth Observations
ECMWF, as the Entrusted Entity for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), has issued the first tenders for the production of Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Datasets based on Earth Observations. These products will help to establish a service delivering a series of gridded long-term Climate Data Records (CDRs) of Essential Climate Variables, along with the associated input data and user support functions.
CCI Special Issue of Remote Sensing of Environment
Abstract submission will be open from 1st March - 31st May for the special edition. If you're not part of the CCI programme but have used the freely available datasets in your research your submission is still welcome.
14-16 March 2016, Munich, Germany.
The CCI Sixth Integration meeting aims to:
1. Allow CMUG and the Climate Research Groups to demonstrate and compare their results
2. Examine future data use, including: modelling applications, data quality, and data provision, new ECVs
3. Gain an external perspective from independent experts
4. Strengthen links between CCI and relevant climate projects/initiatives/research community
For further details please contact the CMUG project.
The next CCI Collocation meeting will take place at ESRIN, Italy, from 4-6 October 2016. Please register for the meeting at: https://www.conftool.net/collocation-meeting-2016 (note that meeting attendance should be agreed with the science leader of your project). Please make sure you also register for any of the side meetings taking place on Tuesday morning if you are attending one of these.
The agenda is available here. The meeting will run from 12pm Tuesday 4th October - 1pm Thursday 6th October.
As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is pleased to announce the first advanced training course in Earth Observation of the Cryosphere, which will be hosted at the University of Leeds (UK), from 12 to 16 September 2016. Lead by members of the CCI Antarctic Ice Sheet project, the course will cover all aspects of cryosphere remote sensing.
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.
A new series of Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms (SPPA) web pages have been developed for Earth Explorer and Third Party Missions. For AATSR, these include detailed End of Mission (EOM) Documents including Performance and Event Reports, which may be useful for AATSR users. Please use the links below for access to the specific pages.
Public review of GCOS 2015 Status Report
The 2015 GCOS Status Report, Status of the Global Observing System, is now open for public review. The review started on Friday, 24 July 201,5 and ends on Monday, 7 September 2015, although we encourage comments before the end of August if possible to give time for them all to be adequately considered. So we can collate all the comments and track how they are dealt with, all comments MUST be sent on the form available below.
Comments should be sent to email@example.com.
CCI Newsletters – COP-21 Special Issue
Keep up to date with what’s going on in all 15 of the CCI projects with their latest newsletters. Ahead of this year’s important COP-21climate negotiations in November, the CCI projects have summarised what they’re doing as part of ESA’s contribution to supporting the UNFCCC to produce climate-quality satellite data.
Global Climate Observation: the road to the future 2-4 March 2016, Amsterdam
Climate observations are essential for understanding the complexities of the global climate system, indeed virtually all breakthroughs that have been made in understanding climate have come from observations. This is why it is crucial to make further progress towards achieving a fully implemented, sustainable, global observing system for climate.