As observations become more sophisticated and models more complex, so too do the links between them. Rapidly expanding processing and data storage requirements bring new challenges for model evaluation and validation, and the need for tools, toolboxes and cross community collaboration.
This session addresses challenges and opportunities at the interface of the EO and modelling communities. ESA is taking a lead role in supporting this interface at an international level, reflecting its Member States’ leadership in climate monitoring and modelling. It hosts the coordinating office for the WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) and is the CEOS-SIT chair.
•Eleanor O’Rourke (WCRP CMIP International Project Office)
•Jörg Schulz (EUMETSAT)
•Irene Lake (Director, International Project Office for CORDEX)
•Susann Tegtmeier (University of Saskatchewan, ESMO Interim SSG Co-Chair)
•Carlo Buontempo (ECMWF)
•Axel Lauer (DLR)
•Simon Pinnock (ESA Climate Office)