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CPOM Near Real Time Ice Velocity monitoring service now live!

To coincide with the launch of Sentinel-1B, NERC’s Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) has released their new ice sheet outlet glacier velocity monitoring service to the public. This service provides users with free access to downloadable maps of near real time ice velocity, produced by tracking moving features in synthetic aperture radar data (acquired by ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite and soon to include Sentinel-1B), for key outlet glaciers of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

This service is accessible via

The Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll in the Baltic Sea at Basin Scale from 1997 to 2012 Using Merged Multi-Sensor Data

This paper uses the CCI Ocean Colour data product as part of its approach to merge multi-sensor data in order to produce a 15-year record of remotely sensed Chlorophyll A in the Baltic Sea, a region of the Atlantic Ocean that is semi-enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland and the remaining Baltic countries.

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CEOS Newsletter March 2016

In December last year, France hosted the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) in its capital, Paris, where close to 50,000 participants (including 25,00 official delegates from the likes of government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOS and civil society) gathered with the aim of achieving a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C.

Faces of CEOS

In this short video, the head of ESA’s Climate Office, Pascal Lecomte, talks about the important development and objectives (inc. CCI activities) of the Climate Office (located in Harwell, Oxfordshire). He also talks about the development of his career with ESA and how it has helped insert ESA’s EO climate-based activities into an international context.

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CCI Toolbox – take our survey

To make a satellite climate data record programme like ESA CCI become even more success­ful, the user requires not only the best possible climate datasets but also an easy, user-friendly, reliable and maintained tooling support for his individual application areas. For this purpose, the CCI Toolbox will be developed and made freely available to all users of CCI data. It aims to meet the needs of the Climate community from non-expert to high-level expert users – within and beyond CCI, with focus on cross-ECV applications.

Copernicus Climate Change Service releases ITTs

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 RSE - Abstract Submission Open

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.

6th CMUG Integration Meeting


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. 

7th Collocation Meeting 2016



The next CCI Collocation meeting will take place at ESRIN, Italy, from 4-6 October 2016. Please register for the meeting at: (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. 

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