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COordinating Earth observation data validation for RE-analysis for CLIMAte ServiceS

Objective

CORE-CLIMAX will coordinate the identification of available physical measurements, which can be reconciled with previously existing data records, to form long time series. It will help to substantiate how GMES observations and products can contribute to climate change analyses, by establishing the extent to which GMES observations complement existing Climate Data Records (CDR).

With GCOS, GMES and ESA CCI projects, and EUMETSAT including its Satellite Application Facility (SAF) network, coordination will also take place with specific efforts to be undertaken by new FP7 GMES projects to further upgrade their product catalogues to include this climate relevant validation and information and lay the observational basis for service activities. CORE-CLIMAX will identify the integration of ECVs into the reanalysis chain by proposing a feedback mechanism ensuring that the results of the re-analysis process get appropriately reflected into updates of the ECVs. Together with intercomparing different reanalyses, CORE-CLIMAX will contribute to establish a European truly coupled gridded re-analysis which incorporates full exchanges and interactions between atmosphere, ocean, land, including the hydrological cycle.

Specific objectives:

1 Coordinate with GMES ongoing activities and contribute to the formulation of the GMES climate service theme (GCOS, FP7 GMES and climate change projects, ESA CCI projects, EUMETSAT including its SAF network and EUMETNET as part of the European Meteorological Infrastructure)
2 Propose a structured process for delivering ECVs through the stepped and quality controlled elaboration of CDR, the latter being derived from prioritisation of the most appropriate input data sets;
3 Propose a validation process aiming at qualifying the accuracy of the climate variables;
4 Propose a feedback mechanism ensuring that the results of the re-analysis process get appropriately reflected into updates of the CDR;
5 Propose a process to compare reanalyses.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 401 495,03
Administrative Contact
Bert Boer (Mr.)

Participants (8)

THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 357,88
Address
Eumetsat Allee 1
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Seymor (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 953,09
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 390
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicole Riß (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 160 029
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lieven Bydekerke (Mr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 283 550
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 169 002
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederic Avril (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF TIBETAN PLATEAU RESEARCH CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 79 929
Address
Shuangging Road, Haidian District 18
100085 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yaoming Ma (Dr.)
COLD AND ARID REGIONS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
EU contribution
€ 79 929
Address
Donggang West Road 320
730000 Lanzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wen Jun (Dr.)