Space, Satellites & Solutions...

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Time: 14:00 - 18:00


Imperial College London
Blackett Lecture Theatre 1
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2BW


MEETING TITLE: Space, satellites and solutions: Essential Climate Variables and the future of climate monitoring from space.

ABSTRACT: The Paris Agreement highlights the importance of good emissions monitoring. Satellites and space applications offer a solution for accurate and long-term climate change monitoring. This meeting will outline these solutions and then discuss new approaches in this area.

The meeting will review Essential Climate Variables (or ECVs). ECVs were developed by the World Meteorological Organisation to provide an empirical basis for understanding past, current, and possible future climate variability and change.

Leading researchers will give presentations on how we make observations of the Earth system and how this can provide information on the land surface, ocean and atmosphere, and key processes that link these components.
Satellite applications support emissions monitoring by producing high-resolution observations of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Our panel will discuss new approaches to earth observation, future technology and highlight upcoming missions.



This meeting is supported by the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London and the National Centre for Earth Observation and is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.  Non members are welcome to attend this meeting.  Registration is required.  Where seating capacity is limited, priority will be given to members.