Cold Regions

Cold Regions

This 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.

Quick Facts

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

Selected areas in Cold Regions:

  1.  the Arctic/Svalbard region
  2.  Antarctica
  3. The Himalayan glaciers

DATA

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).

CONTEXT

The GEO Cold Regions Initiative (GEO-CRI) coordinates global efforts to provide Earth Observation (EO) products and services to science, decision- and policy-makers with a vested interest in the cryosphere and the environment of polar regions and high mountain areas around the world. The NextGEOSS Cold Regions Pilot focuses on three areas: (1) the Arctic/Svalbard region, (2) Antarctica, and (3) the Himalayan glaciers, and demonstrates access to in situ data, remote sensing and model products from multiple data providers. The pilot liaises with ongoing initiatives such as SIOS, GEO-CRI, WMO GCW, as well as national programs in Antarctica, to contribute to improved access to observations and products for science, public and private sector, within the framework of GEOSS.

TARGET COMMUNITY

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 education of PhD and young scientists, and will be used in capacity building material for other stakeholders in public and private sector.

PILOT RESULTS

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, and make them available in the NextGEOSS Data Hub and the Global Cold Regions Community Portal.

 

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, and make them available in the NextGEOSS Data Hub and the Global Cold Regions Community Portal.

 

Cold Regions Pilot Community Portal

RESULT ON NEXTGEOSS DATA HUB

  • EBAS NILU atmospheric composition data

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  • S-1 sea ice products from NERSC

Cataloguing of pilot output is ongoing. Stay tuned for updates!

  • NextGEOSS Data Hub – Cold Regions topic:

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CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

NERSC, NILU, BLB

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