Uncertainty workshop of the FP7/H2020 Copernicus Climate Change projects
On 28 -29 September 2016 a workshop was organized in which the FP7/H2020 Copernicus Climate Change projects shared their expertise and increased convergence on how to define, assess, and communicate uncertainties and data quality. The workshop was hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.
Topics that were considered are:
- Uncertainty/reliability assessment and communication in the context of climate services;
- emphasize that uncertainty is part of the scientific result, not a limitation;
- focus on climate change (including impact relevant indicators);
- exchange good practices of the use of uncertainty/reliability and data quality information;
- explore approaches to communicating value, quality and uncertainty in scientific knowledge using soft skills (e.g. sharing knowledge) and hard skills (e.g. statistics).
The second day's workshop was about the Copernicus Climate Change Service and the FP7 EU Projects and two HORIZON 2020 Projects involved with this and was organised as follows:
- C3S (Copernicus Climate Change Service) https://climate.copernicus.eu/
- CLIPC (Constructing Europe's Climate Information Portal), http://www.clipc.eu/
- ERA-CLIM2 (European Reananlysis of the Global Climate System), http://www.era-clim.eu/
- UERRA (Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional ReAnalyses), http://www.uerra.eu/
- EUCLEIA (attribution), http://eucleia.eu/
- FIDUCEO (Fidelity and uncertainty in climate data records from Earth Observations), http://www.fiduceo.eu/
- GAIACLIM (Gap Analysis for Integrated Atmospheric ECV CLImate Monitoring), http://www.gaia-clim.eu/
- QA4ECV (Quality Assurance for Essential Climate Variables), http://www.qa4ecv.eu/
Downloadable files of the presentations are here but it is easier to access them through the Agenda.