• To evaluate deterministic, ensemble reanalyses and downscaled reanalyses through comparison to ECV
datasets, that were derived independently
• To establish a consistent knowledge base on the uncertainty of reanalyses across all of Europe, by adopting a
common evaluation procedure for ECVs, derived climate indicators, extremes and scales of variability that are of
particular interest to users
• To statistically assess the provided information over Europe by applying the common evaluation procedure to
the reanalyses products, gridded datasets and satellite data
• To apply the common evaluation procedure for special climate features of selected sub-regions of Europe,
providing feedback on the reliability of measures of uncertainty contained in reanalyses
• To synthesize the results of the evaluation into a general assessment of the reliability and uncertainty of regional
reanalysis that guides users in the state-of-the-art application of the datasets produced in WP2