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Fidelity and Uncertainty in Climate data records from Earth Observations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 638822

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 497 798,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 497 798,50

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

Objective

FIDUCEO will create new climate datasets from Earth Observations with rigorous treatment of uncertainty informed by the discipline of metrology. This responds to the need for enhanced credibility for climate data, to support rigorous science, decision-making and climate services. Our approach is (1) to develop methodologies for generating Fundamental Climate Data Records (FCDRs) and [Thematic] Climate Data Records (CDRs) that are widely applicable and metrologically rigorous and (2) to build new FCDRs and CDRs, making them easily accessible, with complete and traceable estimates of stability and uncertainty. New tools for metrologically rigorous analysis will be created, including tools for stability analysis and ensemble creation.

The chosen FCDRs have a length relevant to climate (>20 years) and can support numerous CDRs. Selected CDRs will be generated that illustrate new capabilities (e.g. equi-probable ensembles) as well as the benefits from use of the new FCDRs, such as improved stability and traceable uncertainties. Specifically, we will create: harmonised radiances (FCDRs) for the following sensors: AVHRR, HIRS, AMSU-B/MHS and MVIRI; and geophysical datasets, with uncertainties, for: ensemble sea and lake surface temperature, tropospheric humidity, aerosol optical depth and surface albedo. All data, software tools and methods will be freely and openly accessible and will be disseminated in a variety of forms including e-learning modules. All data will be available in both a common “easy” format (for general users) and community-standard formats. FIDUCEO will liaise explicitly with relevant programmes (Copernicus Climate Change Service, NOAA Climate Data Records programme, SCOPE-CM, re-analysis initiatives etc), and hold with two workshops for dialogue with the user community.

By both creating valuable datasets and defining and applying rigorous new metrological methods, FIDUCEO aims for a broad and lasting impact in the field of climate data from space.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

Address

Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
Rg6 6ah Reading

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 336 378,10

Participants (12)

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 478 666

THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 132 412,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 194 290

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 681 110

BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 423 324,40

FASTOPT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 379 500

RAYFERENCE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 471 750

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 61 500

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 155 285

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 99 152,50

ASSIMILA LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 84 430

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 638822

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 497 798,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 497 798,50

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom