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Strong ERA-CLIM presence at the 4th WCRP International Conference on Reanalysis
Contributions from the ERA-CLIM project were highly visible at the 4th WCRP International Conference on Reanalysis, held in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA on 7-11 May 2012. This major conference, which takes place every 3-4 years on average, brings together many producers and users of reanalysis data products. The programme, presentations and poster contributions, and outcome of a panel discussion can be found on the conference website.
ERA-CLIM WP4 Workshop on Observation Errors held in Vienna
A 2-day workshop was held at the University of Vienna on 19-20 April 2012. There was lively discussion of methods and approaches for the estimation of observational uncertainties. In addition, progress toward the WP4 deliverables was discussed. A summary of the workshop is contained in this report.
Chile formally joins the ERA-CLIM consortium
One year after the start of the project, the administrative delays in formalising the participation of a Chilean partner have finally been resolved. The preservation of a very large number of unique and highly valuable observations held at various institutions in Chile is now secure. The Chilean data rescue efforts within ERA-CLIM will be coordinated by the Universidad del Pacifico in Santiago, Chile.
First ERA-CLIM General Assembly held in Lisbon
A highly successful first annual General Assembly for the ERA-CLIM project, graciously hosted by FFCUL in Lisbon on 15–16 December 2011, marked the end of the first year of the project. All members of the project's Advisory Board were present at the meeting. This was an opportunity for ERA-CLIM participants to present and discuss the work done so far, and to answer questions and take advice from the Advisory Board. The meeting was very succesful and inspirational to all present. A brief report on the meeting was published in ECMWF Newsletter No. 130, pp. 12-13, available here.
Presentation of ERA-CLIM at the WCRP Open Science Conference
An invited presentation on the role of reanalysis in climate science, including future contributions of the ERA-CLIM project, was given at the WCRP Open Science Conference, held on 24-28 September 2011 in Denver. The presentation is available at this location on the conference website.
ERA-CLIM joins EURO4M at the 4th ACRE Workshop at KNMI
The 4th ACRE Workshop held on 21-23 September at KNMI, Netherlands, was organised jointly with the ERA-CLIM and EURO4M projects. Detailed information about the meeting, including minutes and presentations, is available on the EURO4M website at this location.
We are happy to report that the following have agreed to serve on the ERA-CLIM advisory board:
The first meeting of the advisory board will coincide with the first annual ERA-CLIM General Assembly, to take place in Lisbon in December 2011.
An overview of the ERA-CLIM project was presented at the conference GMES and Climate Change, held on 16 and 17 of June 2011 at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki. The purpose of the conference was to review the scope and user requirements for a future GMES Climate Service, and to discuss various activities related to climate change monitoring that are currently available in Europe.
The programme and presentations for the conference are available here.
A very fruitful one-day workshop was held in Bern on 12 April 2011, to coordinate the data recovery and digitisation work to be done in work package 1. A web tool for managing digitisation projects was presented by the organisers, and many practical details of the work were discussed among the participants.
The official kick-off meeting for the ERA-CLIM project took place at ECMWF in Reading, UK on 16 February 2011. Representatives from eight institutions comprising the ERA-CLIM consortium were present at the meeting.