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Turning data into information – Interview with CM SAF Project Manager Martin Werscheck

Friday, 10 October 2014

As the Climate Symposium is just round the corner, the CM SAF Project Manager Martin Werscheck explains in an interview their vital role in making data collected by EUMETSAT satellites useful for a whole range of purposes. The CM SAF Project Manager Martin Werscheck will be available during the Climate Symposium at the CM SAF booth to answer your questions. Click here to have a look at the exhibitors.

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EUMETSAT’s Director General shares his views on the role of the Climate symposium

Monday, 6 October 2014

We have a little taste of what’s to come during the Climate Symposium which will take place on 13-17 October 2014, in Darmstadt, Germany.

In this short video summary, EUMETSAT Director General Alain Ratier, Chief Scientist Johannes Schmetz, and Paul Counet, Head of Strategy and International Relations, discuss the main goals of the Climate Symposium 2014 and the relevance of the symposium for climate science and the further development of an efficient and sustained international space-based climate observing system.

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Artists impressions of the Climate Symposium

Monday, 29 September 2014

Amongst the many engaging daily discussions on the future of Climate information, the Climate Symposium 2014 has in store an additional exciting activity for the participants.

The Symposium will host two professional artists who will interpret the outcomes of the discussions through drawings. This project will give a tangible image of the impact of climate change on earth and of how the grand challenges are perceived.

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Water, water everywhere, but not enough measurements

Professor Bjorn Stevens of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology is among the chairs for the scene-setting stage of the Climate Symposium, taking place in Darmstadt in October 2014. His research focuses on the effect of clouds on the climate system, and he says one of the big challenges for climate science now, is to attract the next generation of brilliant minds with the unanswered questions of climate.

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The Climate Symposium 2014 welcomes policy makers and stakeholders from industry

Tuesday 23 September 2014

The Climate Symposium 2014 aims at being a comprehensive forum of dialogue on climate observing systems and climate information while hosting and providing a voice to illustrious scientists, early career scientists and stakeholders.

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The data’s in the detail

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Seeing old observations in a new light

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Space data dedicated to climate are relatively new, but powerful new information can be unlocked by combining them with past records of weather observation using modern modelling techniques.

Dr. Dick Dee of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts explains reanalysis in an interview featured on the Climate from space blog.

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New deadline for registration 

Monday 15 September 2014

The organising committee wishes to grant you another chance to register to the Climate Symposium 2014.

Registration for the symposium is still open until 6 October - to register now visit the symposium website (http://theclimatesymposium2014.bitworks.net/).

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A view from younger generations: YESS – the Young Earth System Scientists community

Thursday 11 September 2014

As announced earlier, the Climate Symposium will have a specific programme to give Early Career Scientists the chance to present and develop their ideas and to interact with other experts.

In this framework, YESS will be present at the Climate Symposium to encourage young scientists to work together towards the preparation of the “young vision” of the final statement that will contribute to closing the Symposium.

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“International Innovation” features an interview with Ghassem Asrar, Julia Slingo and Alain Ratier!

Friday 5 September 2014

Ghassem Asrar (Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute), Julia Slingo (Chief Scientist, UK Met Office) and Alain Ratier (Director General, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) were interviewed in the latest issue of International Innovation.

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Climate monitoring – grand challenges ahead…

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Dr David Carlson is the new Director of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) based in Geneva. We caught up with him to find out what he sees as the future challenges for global climate monitoring.

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Satellite climate monitoring: a progress report

Tuesday 4 August 2014

Olivier Boucher will present “Monitoring, Understanding and Predicting Changes in Atmospheric Composition” as one of the scene-setters at the Climate Symposium. As an experienced climate researcher, he has contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and currently focuses his research on Earth system modelling. We caught up with him to ask what progress has been made in the acquisition and use of climate data from space. 

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The Climate Symposium 2014 looks at future generations

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The organising committee has prepared a programme of activities for Early Career Scientists and Students attending the Climate Symposium 2014 that will take place between 13 and 17 October in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Climate Symposium 2014 to turn satellite-based observations and latest research into climate action
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Between 13 and 17 October 2014, the Climate Symposium will address “Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space/Climate information for decision making”, bringing together over 500 global climate experts, policy makers and representatives from industry and international space agencies in Darmstadt, Germany.

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EUMETSAT launches new climate blog

Follow the new Climate From Space blog for news and information about the use of satellite data for climate monitoring, including regular blog postings about the Climate Symposium.

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EUMETSAT launches new climate blog

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