| 27 November 2019
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, National Meteorological Administration (MeteoRomania) and Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), is holding a one-day workshop for existing and potential users of CAMS on Wednesday 27 November 2019 in Bucharest.
Copernicus is the European Union’s flagship 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. Two of the services, on climate change (C3S) and the atmosphere (CAMS) are both implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the European Commission. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides consistent and quality-controlled information related to air pollution and health, solar energy, greenhouse gases and climate forcing, everywhere in the world.
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, meet members of the CAMS team, and interact directly with advanced and new users of CAMS products.
During the day:
- the CAMS team will describe the services, data access options and user support 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 and will be open in early October; CAMS will provide coffee and lunch during the day, while participants are expected to cover their own cost for travel and accommodation. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending but space will be limited so we encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your place.
If you are willing to present to attendees, either as new user to explain your needs for CAMS products or as an experienced user to share your experiences and suggestions, please indicate this on the registration form.
A more detailed agenda will follow soon.
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 over the last decade during the pre-operational and now operational phase of CAMS. The service, implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, is fully operational since 2016 with EU funding guaranteed until at least 2020.