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Copernicus Climate Change Service


EUMETSAT provides data to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which is operated by the ECMWF 

ASpot - copernicus climate
ASpot - copernicus climate

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provides information to increase the knowledge base needed to support adaption and mitigation policies.

Last Updated

28 November 2023

Published on

07 April 2020

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) supports society by providing authoritative information from the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World.

C3S provides climate data and information on impacts on various topics and sectoral areas through its Climate Data Store (CDS). The CDS is designed to enable users to tailor services to more specific public or commercial needs.

What is EUMETSAT's role?

EUMETSAT makes a significant contribution to the Copernicus Climate change Service (C3S), a service operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

The service supports society by increasing the knowledge base needed to support adaptation and mitigation policies. Hereto it provides authoritative, quality-assured information from past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World.

Achieving the service’s objectives depends heavily on the availability of high quality datasets of past and present satellites. In this context, EUMETSAT's role in C3S is to provide re-calibrated and cross calibrated long-term series of observations from both EUMETSAT and third-party satellites, dating back to the 1970s.

EUMETSAT maintains an inventory of ECVs generated by space agency members of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), in cooperation with ESA.

Finally, EUMETSAT’s network of Satellite Application Facilities delivers Climate Data Records for use in climate services.

A Unique Archive for Data Preservation

With over 40 years of data from operational meteorological satellites and a volume of 9.4 Petabytes (PB), the EUMETSAT archives host some of the world’s longest data records collected by satellites and constitute an invaluable asset for climate monitoring and the understanding of climate change