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.
Call for CCI Postdoctoral Positions
The second Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship under the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is now open.
The main objective of this initiative is to provide support to young researchers who have a doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation, Earth science and climate research. Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals addressing either or both of the following themes:
Living Planet Symposium 2016
ESA's Earth Observation conference - the Living Planet Symposium - is to be held from 9 - 13 May 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the progress made in all branches of Earth observation and present the relevance of ESA's EO Programme to societal challenges, science and economy.
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.
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.
*ITT deadline now extended*
The CCI Toolbox ITT has been extended until 14th May 2015.
The ITT for the CCI Toolbox is now released and is available on EMITS; to access the documents you will need to be registered on the ESA EMITS system. A description of the Toolbox can be found below.
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.
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.