CAMS User Workshop in Stockholm

| Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Address: Valhallavägen 195 115 13 Stockholm Sweden | November 26, 2018

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), in collaboration with the Swedish EPA, is holding a one day workshop for existing and potential users of CAMS on Monday 26 November 2018 in Stockholm, at the Swedish EPA.

Copernicus is an EU funded Earth observation programme designed to provide data and information freely and openly through six services to tackle environmental challenges and stimulate innovation and economic growth. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides continuous data and information on atmospheric composition.

Workshop outline

The CAMS user workshops are an opportunity to learn from the experience of existing CAMS users and hear how they apply the data to their work, to meet in person members of the CAMS team and to interact directly with advanced and new users of CAMS products.

During the day:

  • the CAMS team will describe the services, the delivery options and the user feedback mechanisms;
  • CAMS users will share their experiences of using CAMS products and services;
  • you will have the opportunity to tell the CAMS team what you might need from CAMS, thereby shaping the future development of the service.

Registration for the CAMS User Workshop is free; CAMS will provide coffee and lunch during the day, while participants are expected to cover their own cost for travel and accommodation.

If you are willing to present to attendees, either as new user to explain your needs for CAMS products or experienced user to share your experiences and suggestions, please indicate this on the registration form.

A more detailed agenda will follow here.

Who is using CAMS?

CAMS data is already being used by scientists and academics, policy-makers and local planners, as well as business and industry.

Existing CAMS users include

  • commercial organisations generating revenue streams by adapting the free CAMS products;
  • academic institutions using CAMS data for research,
  • government bodies using CAMS forecasts and data for policy development,
  • local air quality forecast providers using CAMS forecasts to determine expected air quality at the edge of their local forecast domain.

Background to CAMS and future funding

The composition, format and delivery of CAMS services to date has been shaped by feedback from service users from across Europe during the course of the series of MACC projects that led to CAMS. The service, led by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), is fully operational since 2016 with EU funding guaranteed until at least 2020.