EOLAB starts activities at the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) 2016-11-11


EOLAB attended the kick-off (KO) meeting of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), celebrated at the ECMWF offices in Reading (UK) at 8th ofNovember, 2016.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service, operated by ECMWF on behalf of European Union, will provide key indicators on climate change drives such as carbon dioxide an impacts, for example, reducing glaciers. These indicators will be key elements to support European adaptation and mitigation policies.

The objective of this KO meeting was to start a contract about the Production of Albedo, LAI and FAPAR Terrestiral Essential Climate Variables based on satellite Earth Observation data at global scale. This contract will provide the Climate Data Record (CDR) from EO data of Albedo, LAI and FAPAR from 1981 to the present combining AVHRR, SPOT/VGT and PROBA-V observations.

EOLAB will define the Target requirements and will be responsible for the Quality Assurance of Surface Albedo, LAI and FAPAR CDR to determine to which extend the CDR meets the Target requirements (GCOS, C3S).