March 8, 2023

Episode 25: The ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service

In this episode of The WeatherPod, hosts Alan Thorpe and David Rogers invite Dr. Carlo Buentempo into the studio.

Carlo is the Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). 

Following a PhD in Physics at the university of L'Aquila in Italy, Carlo joined the UK Met Office Hadley Center where he led the climate adaptation and services teams before taking his current role at ECMWF. Carlo has authored many peer review papers in the field of weather and climate and is a contributing author of the sixth assessment report of the IPCC.

Carlo’s professional interests include climate projections, monthly to decadal forecasting, climate impacts, regional climate modeling, global climate change, and science communication. Prior to joining ECMWF, he was manager of the climate services team at the Met Office’s Hadley Centre in the UK.

Copernicus is the European Union’s (EU’s) earth Observation program, which is implemented in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies and Mercator Océan.

Vast amounts of global data from satellites and ground-based, airborne, and seaborne measurement systems provide information to help service providers, public authorities, and other international organizations improve European citizens' quality of life and beyond. The information services provided are free and openly accessible to users. 

One of these services is the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which supports society by providing authoritative information about the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World. The C3S mission is to support adaptation and mitigation policies of the EU by providing consistent and authoritative information about climate change. It offers free and open access to climate data and tools based on the best available science. The service is implemented on behalf of the EU by ECMWF.

Theme music by John Cockram


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