The European Union Copernicus programme offers information services that exploit data from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ observations of our environment. In-situ observations are collected by platforms that are ground-based, seaborne, or airborne, using a myriad of sensors, instruments, and techniques across all domains (atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and biosphere).
The wide range of in-situ atmospheric monitoring networks, measurement programs, and research infrastructures, represent many sources of datasets, covering several Essential Climate Variables. This diversity is a crucial element to enrich the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate Data Store and to support users in their applications, including to evaluate other datasets (e.g., satellite-based, numerical models). Owing to their observation of local conditions, in-situ data are essential to support sustainable development goals and for efficiently planning and implementing appropriate adaptation measures.
The purpose of the webinars is to train users in the exploitation of CDS in-situ atmospheric datasets, for climate studies and applications.