Cold Regions

Cold Regions

The Cold Regions pilot showcases products for selected areas in Cold Regions, combining in situ data, remote sensing and model products from relevant European infrastructures and international frameworks. Examples of products include:


  1. Sea ice products from Sentinel from CMEMS and pilot services
  2. CMEMS sea ice and ocean model forecast products
  3. Near-surface atmospheric aerosol properties (near-real-time) at Zeppelin station, Svalbard
  4. Near-surface atmospheric aerosol properties (near-real-time) at Troll Station, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

The products are made available through the NextGEOSS Data Hub and the Cold Regions Pilot Community Portal, for users and stakeholders in the GEO community, polar research and education. Having a common entry point makes it easier for users to find relevant data and products.


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Selected areas in Cold Regions:


  • Arctic/Svalbard region
  • Antarctica
  • Himalayan glaciers

Sea ice products from Sentinel and other satellites. Atmosphere products from observation networks such as WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and Global Cryosphere Watch (GGW). Sea ice products, including model forecasts, from Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).

Results from the pilot feed into the GEO community, in particular to SIF (the Standards and Interoperability Forum), GEOSS development and operations tasks such as GD-02 GCI Operations, and the GI-11 Information Services for Cold Regions. Results also feed into the education of PhD and young scientists and will be used in capacity building material for other stakeholders in the public and private sector.

Explore NextGEOSS Cold Regions community portal to access the pilot services.

The products resulting from this pilot can be used to develop Information Services for the Cold Regions Initiative, using the NextGEOSS system and making use of existing interoperability standards. The focus of the pilot is on linking together satellite and in situ data from the targeted regions, including the atmospheric, marine, and terrestrial domains.


Learn more about the pilot results at NextGEOSS Catalogue/Thematic Areas/Cold Regions. You can explore the pilot data sets at Cold Regions Pilot outputs.