The Copernicus Climate Change Service implemented by ECMWF
Conveners: Dick Dee , Jean-Noel Thepaut  | Co-Convener: Carlo Buontempo 
 / Wed, 14 Sep, 09:00–10:30  / Room Oceania C
 / Attendance Wed, 14 Sep, 14:00–15:00  / Hall

The Copernicus Climate Change service will combine observations of the climate system with the latest science to develop authoritative, quality-assured information about the past, current and future states of the climate in Europe and worldwide. The service will benefit from a network of observations, both from in situ and satellite sensors, and modelling capabilities. Moreover, it will provide key indicators on climate change drivers (such as carbon dioxide) and impacts (such as reducing glaciers). This information will serve a number of sectors sensitive to climate change, including energy, water management, agriculture & forestry, tourism, insurance, transport, health, disaster risk reduction, coastal areas and infrastructure.

This session will provide the opportunity to discuss how the service can deliver substantial economic value to Europe by:
• informing policy development to protect citizens from climate-related hazards such as high-impact weather events;
• improving planning of mitigation and adaptation practices for key human and societal activities;
• promoting the development of new services for the benefit of society.

Contributions from climate service providers and sectoral users are solicited, as well as from relevant FP7 and H2020 precursor projects. Contributions about underpinning climate