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Implementing policies designed to fulfil Paris Agreement commitments will likely involve conspicuous demands for clear accountability for how decisions will be made. Such accountability will, in turn, demand a high bar for trustworthiness of data used as the basis of decisions. So, how can we be sure trusted climate data will be available in time to make a difference? In his opening address at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh on 6 November, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell asked governments to focus on a transformational shift to implementing the Paris Agreement and putting negotiations into concrete actions. With a call to action for principles of transparency and accountability to apply throughout the process, Mr Stiell added, “COP27 sets out a new …

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The European Union’s Earth Observation program, Copernicus, provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information regarding our planet and its environment. A key component of the program is the Sentinel family of satellites, developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). There are currently five missions in orbit comprising of 8 Sentinel satellites, which have objectives ranging from measuring sea levels to monitoring air pollution. One of these missions is Sentinel-3, (see figure 1), which has a primary focus to monitor the ocean and coastal areas. Currently, there are two Sentinel-3 satellites in orbit, with the first, Sentinel-3A, launched in February 2016 followed by Sentinel-3B in April 2018. A key payload carried by Sentinel-3 is the Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI), an …

MetEOC-3 provides Metrological uncertainty analysis of OLCI sensor onboard Sentinel-3 satellite Read More »

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