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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

June 2019
Contribute your views on what the CCI ECVs should provide for the climate research community by filling in the CMUG User Requirements survey!
Survey closing date: Friday 14 June 2019.

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]

November 2018
CMUG held its eighth CCI Integration Meeting, with presentations given by the new ECV projects, Exeter, UK, 29-31 October 2018. [01-11-2018]
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October 2018
CMUG started work on a new three year contract in the CCI+ programme on the 1st October 2018. CMUG researchers will examine the climate datasets that the new ECV projects will produce. [01-10-2018]

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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