WACMOS Workshop - Project feedback to science community and water cycle roadmap in a changing climate
You are cordially invited to attend the workshop on “WACMOS Project feedbackto science community and water cycle roadmap in a changing climateâ€ at ViennaUniversity of Technology, on 3 April 2011 (just before EGU 2011).
The WACMOS project was motivated by both the increasing potential that the synergistic capabilities of past, existing and coming EO missions, in situ data and models may offer to the water cycle scientific community as well as the increasing needs for coherent long-term geo-information datasets required by scientists, modelers and operational institutions.
The primary objectives of the WACMOS project are to explore, develop and validate a number of novel multi-mission based methods and geo-information products that may exploit the synergies offered by current ESA and non-ESA data in support of the GEWEX community. In particular, the project addressed four main topics:
• Evapotranspiration; • Soil moisture; • Clouds relevant products: Surface solar irradiance and precipitation; and • Water vapour. The results of the project will be presented to the science community at this workshop. The workshop will: • Present the results of the WACMOS project to the GEWEX community; • Promote the evaluation of the results and the collection of feedback from the scientific community; • Identify synergies with existing projects and relevant initiatives; • Identify further scientific developments and needs in order to enhance, improve, consolidate or expand the results of the project; • Identify new areas of activities that may represent a basis for future ESA activities in support of the GEWEX community.
In addition to the presentation related to what has been achieved in the WACMOS project, recent significant international initiatives will be presented by invited experts and a roadmap for future actions will be recommended.
Register at: http://wacmos.itc.nl/?q=node/21 for logistic support (free lunch and coffee breaks). Diego Fernandez (ESA) and Peter van Oevelen (GEWEX)