CAMS 3rd Policy User Workshop
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) is holding a back-to-back workshop with the FAIRMODE community in Warsaw, Poland to learn more about the CAMS policy products and their uses in relevant policy applications. The meeting is to start on Wednesday 13th February at 16:00 p.m. and end on Thursday 14th February at 17:00 p.m.
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 air quality, atmospheric composition, and climate change.
The CAMS policy products are shaped based on feedback from users and policy-makers across Europe and consolidated through years of research and development projects. The current products with interest for policy-makers describe air quality in Europe and its evolution over the years, identifying air pollution episodes, their impact on health and the environment, as well as the main drivers responsible for such pollution events. The CAMS policy products are intended to support national environmental users in the process of reporting the cause of exceedances in their countries and in the elaboration of Clean Air plans and programs under European legislation.
The Copernicus policy user workshop in Warsaw will bring a unique opportunity to interact with the environmental community and discuss future options for a responsible use of CAMS products in the implementation of Clean Air policies. The workshop will be hold back-to-back with the plenary meeting of the FAIRMODE community to allow the exploration of synergies and possible co-operations and mutual benefits from interaction with the Copernicus services.
The growing experience in the use of the CAMS policy products enables an informed discussion on the advantages and limitations of these products at national, regional and urban level. During the third CAMS Policy User Workshop, participants will be invited to a hands-on testing session to understand better how to use the CAMS products for policy applications. The workshop will extend over two days to allow for more in-depth discussion on the policy user needs and will include the presentation of advances in the service and a session to discuss participatory activities to increase the uptake of CAMS policy products by the policy user community.
During the workshop
- The CAMS team will provide updates on their main products and present advances in the service;
- CAMS users will share their experiences of using CAMS policy products and services;
- you will be invited to a hands-on training session to learn more on the uses, capabilities and limitations of the CAMS policy products
- you will be invited to discuss the organization of participatory activities to increase the uptake of CAMS policy products by the policy user community
- you will have the opportunity to tell the CAMS team what you might need from CAMS, thereby shaping the future development of the service.
- Ways of increased cooperation and coordination with the environmental policy community active in EIONET and FAIRMODE to avoid duplication of work will be explored.
Let us know your interests and expectations on the CAMS policy products and contribute to develop of a meaningful interaction and testing session at the 3rd CAMS Policy User Workshop by answering the on-line questionnaire before 21st December 2018.
Your responses to the above CAMS Policy User Survey will shape the agenda of the 3rd CAMS Policy User Workshop. It will also help design a collaborative training approach, including both on-line training and open pilot exercises carried out jointly with experts’ networks such as FAIRMODE or EIONET, to show the capabilities of the CAMS products in policy uses and promote a meaningful uptake of these products by the Policy User community.
Participation for the CAMS Policy User Workshop is free of charge. CAMS will provide refreshments and lunch during the day, while participants are expected to cover their own cost for travel and accommodation.