Sustained, Coordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring (SCOPE-CM)
SCOPE-CM ("Sustained and coordinated processing of Environmental Satellite data for Climate Monitoring") is a network of agencies and operators of environmental satellite systems and interfaces with WMO, WCRP, GCOS, CGMS, CEOS and GEO. It offers its support to coordinate and facilitate international activities to generate Climate Data Records (CDR) from multi-agency satellite data. Within SCOPE-CM, the contributing organisations coordinate their scientific and technical development activities and cooperate on the basis of shared and distributed responsibilities for the generation of global products.
In the first phase 2008-2012 five pilot projects were conducted in order to establish partnership and perform coordinated activities within SCOPE-CM. The achievements of these pilot projects include inter alia the coherent and coordinated implementation of a single retrieval algorithm at different satellite processing chains (geostationary surface albedo), the systematic inter-comparison of different approaches to derive cloud properties from the 30 years AVHRR data record.
The second phase of SCOPE-CM was kicked off in 2012 with the approval of an updated Implementation Plan. This plan is aiming at establishing a systematic approach to increase the maturity of CDR generation capabilities as well as to enhanced the existing and to create new structures for its sustainable generation.
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