Sea Surface Temperature User Workshop on Uncertainties

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014
Event City: 
United Kingdom
Event Contact: 
Nick Rayner
Event Description: 

Venue: Met Office, Exeter, UK

Date: 18-20th November 2014.


This workshop will be a two-way discussion between Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data providers and users and aims to create a common understanding of: where uncertainty in sea surface temperature measurements comes from; how to talk about it; how well the uncertainty information that is provided with SST products addresses users´ needs; and how to practically use such uncertainty information. It will achieve this through a mixture of oral and poster presentations, activities and group discussions.

We encourage you to come to the workshop if you use SST data and are concerned about the uncertainties inherent in them, or want to contribute to ensuring they are better communicated, or are interested to use the information to inform your own research. Please also consider passing this invitation on to any collaborators you think would benefit from this opportunity.

Please register your interest in finding out more by emailing with the subject "SST CCI user workshop".

The aims of the meeting are to:

  • Exchange information about uncertainties in SST observations;
  • Create new expert SST users who, through publication of their work, can inspire others to take uncertainty information into account;
  • Source requirements from SST users on uncertainty information and other aspects of the Climate Data Records;
  • Spread best practice through a follow-on meeting report or journal article.

The workshop is being run as part of the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative SST project.

Further information will be available here:

Places at the workshop are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.