Event Dates: March 28th - 29th, 2018


The 9th Meeting of the CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by: World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)



This meeting convened from 28th to 29th March 2018, and was preceded by a joint meeting with the World Climate Research Programme Data Advisory Council (WCRP-DAC) on the afternoon of the 27th March to discuss items of mutual interest.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018: Joint Meeting of WGClimate with WCRP-DAC

1. Agenda — WDAC & WGClimate Chairs
15:30-15:45 Welcome  
15:45-16:30 Uncertainty in Climate Data Records (Chris Merchant) [presentation]  
16:30-17:15 WGClimate – ECV Inventory, Gap Analysis and Recommendations, Discussion [presentation]  
17:15-18:00 Discussion on agency involvement in WCRP (strategy etc.) [presentation]  

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 — WGClimate-9 Day 1

1.     Introduction and Context – Jörg Schulz
09:00-09:10 Welcome [presentation]  
09:10-09:20 Round table introduction  
09:20-09:30 Acceptance of agenda  
09:30-10:00 Status of Working Group  
2.     Gap Analysis Report, Recommendations and Actions – Jörg Schulz
10:00-10:15 Introduction [presentation]  
10:15-10:45 Final review of the Document  
10:45-11:00 Review of the Introduction  
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30-12:00 Review of ECV Inventory Description and Gap Analysis Approach  
12:00-13:00 Review of general GCOS Compliance  
 13:00-14:30 Lunch  
14:30-15:30 Review of ECV Gap Analysis Atmosphere (Precipitation, CO2 and CH4)  
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00-17:00 Review of ECV Gap Analysis Ocean (SST and SSS)  
17:00-18:00 Review of ECV Gap Analysis Terrestrial (LST, LAI, FAPAR)  
18:00-18:#0 Conclusions  





Thursday, March 29th, 2018 — WGClimate-9 Day 2

3.     Technical Supplement for the Response to the GCOS IP (Simon Pinnock)
09:00-09:30 Introduction to the Technical Supplement [presentation]  
09:30-10:30 Review and endorsement of the document  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
4. New Initiatives
11:00-11:30 CNES Space Climate Observatory (Pierre Tabary, CNES) [presentation]    
11:30-12:00 WMO concept for the physical view of the Architecture for Climate Monitoring from Space (Fernando Belda, WMO) [presentation]  
12:00-12:30 Discussion  
12:30-14:00 Lunch  
5. ECV Inventory Next Steps — Marie-Claire Greening
14:00-14:30 Way forward for update of ECV Inventory  
14:30-15:00 Discussion  
6. Governance, Summary, and Actions —  Jörg Schulz
15:00-16:00 Review of Minutes and Actions, Concluding Remarks