January 17

2019

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

On the occasion of the visit of Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut, Director, Head of Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will organize a presentation about ECMWF’s activities to implement C3S.  

About COPERNICUS
Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship programme for monitoring the Earth’s environment using space and in-situ observations. Copernicus delivers operational data and information services on a range of topical areas. https://www.copernicus.eu/en

About ECMWF
ECMWF is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. It is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data for our Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. The Centre has one of the largest supercomputer facilities and meteorological data archives in the world. They operate two services from the EU’s Copernicus Earth observation programme, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). It also contributes to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS). https://www.ecmwf.int/

About the speaker
Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut has worked as a scientist at Météo-France and ECMWF. He received his PhD from Paris VI University in 1992, in the field of of atmospheric data assimilation. He was involved in the early development of the variational assimilation systems at ECMWF and Météo-France, and devoted part of his career to the exploitation of a wide variety of satellite data in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). He has served on a number of international committees, including Eumetsat Expert Teams, the NASA Global Modeling and assimilation Office Advisory Board, the ESA Earth Science Advisory Committee and the WCRP Data Advisory Council.

Agenda (presentation + Q&A in English only)

10:30 – 10:35 Opening remarks by Dr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet, EU-side General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
10:35 – 11:05 Presentation by Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut, Head of C3S, ECMWF
11:05 – 11:30 Questions & Answers
11:30 End of briefing
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