KEPLER Survey – Early Career scientist workshop

We are pleased to announce that KEPLER is planning to host an Early Career Scientist Online Workshop for students and early career scientist in tentatively Mid-February 2021. To help us out forming the workshop and chose the topics, we would be grateful if you took the time to fill out this survey.

The full agenda and registration will be sent out in Mid-January 2021.
Please share the news with your students and early career scientists.



Mercator Ocean internationalNoveltis and KEPLER are organizing the Copernicus Marine Service Online Training Workshop dedicated to the Arctic Ocean on December 01 2020 – 9:30 am UTC+1.

The online Copernicus Marine Training sessions have been designed to train existing as well as new Copernicus Marine Service users. The audience will learn about the use of the Copernicus Marine Service products and services and their possible applications.

The acquisition of knowledge during the workshop will allow the public to

Copernicus marine products are open-access and free for all to use.

The agenda is available to view here  and registration is now open. Click here for further information.

Recommendations for Improved Sea Ice ECV records

The KEPLER team have successfully submitted Deliverable 4.2 to the European Commission for approval.

This public report is a key outcome of the KEPLER project and specifically investigates the Sea Ice Essential Climate Variable (ECV), focusing on Climate Data Records (CDRs) and Climate information for the sea-ice Essential Climate Variable (ECV). It is noteworthy that D4.2 builds upon the Stakeholders and Users Requirements collected in WP1, the inventory of the CMEMS multi-year products (both reanalysis and satellite-based products), and the gaps identified there.

This report covers several aspects, such as:

  1. Introduce the WMO GCOS ECVs, and the Sea Ice ECV in particular.
  2. Report on the current implementation of the Sea Ice ECV in Europe.
  3. Outline ways to better serve the Sea Ice ECV from Europe (recommendations)- including consultation of the community of sea ice climate data-records producers.

Read the report below

Recommendations for improved sea ice ECV records *pending approval*

Lead Author: Thomas Lavergne (Met Norway)

Contributing Authors: Steffen Tietsche (ECMWF), Helge Goessling (AWI), Laurent Bertino (NERSC) and Gilles Garric (Mercator Ocean International.)

*Please note this document is pending approval from the EC

EU review completed

We have now been informed that the review of KEPLER by the EU and an external reviewer, from the UK Met Office, has now been accepted. Deliverables have been accepted, the website has been updated, and we are including additional work (from the original proposal) on including atmospheric components in WP5. We have added a new milestone, which we will upload soon, which will be a summary of the roadmap that will be delivered at the end of the project.

Our thanks to the reviewer and the EU for their time and efforts, and to WP leaders and all partners for their work in providing the report and presentations.

KEPLER Newsletter Summer 2020

Catch up on all the latest news from the KEPLER project in our  Summer 2020 newsletter. In this edition we cover the KEPLER review report, amendment request, events including YOPP 2020, KEPLER’s Mid Term Review meeting & Arctic Frontiers 2020. 
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