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Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG)

The European Space Agency (ESA) has established the "Climate Modelling User Group" (CMUG), to place a climate system perspective at the centre of its Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme, and to provide a dedicated forum through which the Earth Observation Data Community and Climate Modelling and Reanalysis Community can work closely together.

Latest News

March 2020
The 9th CCI Colocation Meeting was due to be held in Oxford, UK on the 24-26th March, but has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. It is now due to be held on 9th-11th September 2020. Further information relating to registration, accommodation and transport will be shared in the coming weeks. CMUG will attend to further the aims of the use of earth observations in climate modelling.

November 2019
The 9th CCI CMUG Integration meeting was held at the Barcelona Supercomputer Centre on 6-7 November 2019. Download the presentations

July 2019
Thank you to all who contributed to the CMUG User Rquirements survey which will help develop the CCI ECVs.

May 2019
Richard Jones, the CMUG Lead Scientist, gave a presentation on CMUG results and plans at the Living Planet Symposium in Milan, Italy. [17-05-2019]

March 2019
CMUG scientists attended and presented at the 9th CCI Colocation meeting in Oxford, UK, from 26 to 28 March 2019. [28-03-2019]

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Staying in touch

CMUG have an email list for interested parties to receive information and news about the project, especially during the current consultation phase. If you want to join the list or would like more information contact the CMUG project office at