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

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.
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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)

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THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 357,88

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 953,09

DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 390

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 160 029

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 283 550

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 002

INSTITUTE OF TIBETAN PLATEAU RESEARCH CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 79 929

COLD AND ARID REGIONS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

China

EU Contribution

€ 79 929

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313085

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 783 125,74

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 635

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands