Quality Assurance highlighted at the 2014 Climate Symposium in Darmstadt

Jörg Schulz (EUMETSAT) and Folkert Boersma (KNMI) presented the QA4ECV-project at the Climate Symposium in Darmstadt (http://www.theclimatesymposium2014.com). The Climate Symposium discusses how satellite observations are a key element in an integrated and sustained climate observing system and have been critically important for monitoring and understanding the Earth’s climate system during the past several decades. Schulz talked about the need for quality assurance of satellite observations, and how QA4ECV will facilitate uncertainty characterization and process control at every step. Boersma presented a well-attended poster highlighting user requirements for QA, and how QA4ECV plans to reach out to scientists, policy makers, and other end-users of satellite data products to improve understanding of the special challenges –and also opportunities- of working with satellite data for climate and air quality purposes.