10th EUMETNET Data Management Workshop

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St. Gallen, Switzerland 28th – 30th October 2015. Presentation of challenges, national experience & practices within the field of climatological data.

Landscape in Le Locle, Jura
Landscape in Le Locle, Jura
Photo: Emmanuel Brocard

High quality climate data – the foundation of Climate Services

The EUMETNET Climate Programme is supporting European national meteorological and hydrological services in their climate practices in order to better serve the European user community with climate products and services for the benefit of environment, safety, economy and health.

The availability of reliable climate observations is an important prerequisite to fulfil the many tasks needed for decision making and policies related to climate change. Only well-characterised data and tailored products allow answering the detailed questions of politicians, economic agents and society.

The 10th EUMETNET Data Management Workshop – a sequel to the earlier ECSN workshops held every two years – is relevant to data providers and to data users equally. All topics from climate monitoring, climate data management, data recovery, standardization of climate observation practices, quality management, and analysis to data provision will be welcome. Beside presentations the Workshop offers plenty of opportunity for discussion on practical issues and best practices.

Main Topics

  • Data rescue cataloguing, auditing, digitization
  • Metadata, WMO Information System (WIS approach), INSPIRE, Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S)
  • Quality control quality control for climate time-series, on-line data, real-time observations and special networks
  • Homogenisation climate time-series homogenization from sub-daily to monthly scale, homogenisation methods, assessment of inhomogeneity due to changing instrumentation, network, exposure, observing practice etc
  • Products data analysis, methods and tools (e.g. gridding), extremes, climate service centres and data collections for scientific and public use, databases, data access, user interface, Citizen Science, data distribution

Scientific Organisation

  • Yolanda Luna (AEMET)
  • Dan Hollis (UKMO)
  • Dubravka Rasol (DHMZ)
  • Ole Einar Tveito (MET Norway)
  • Heike Kunz (MeteoSwiss)
  • Ingeborg Auer (ZAMG)