CMUG is providing an independent assessment of the CCI datasets and providing quality flags where issues are identified.
This provides quantitative information on data quality, and improves confidence in their use. The data are promoted to the modelling community to encourage their use and reduce the lead time, sometimes 10-15 years, between data being produced and being used for analysis.
The CCI datasets will feed into climate data services, e.g. Copernicus Climate Change Service, being set up in Europe as a source for all European climate data.
The project is providing advice to ESA on how the CCI data will be taken up and used by the climate data services.