CCI Sea Level

The main objective of the sea level CCI project is to produce and validate a Sea Level Essential Climate Variable (ECV) product. It represents the first phase of the ESA Climate Change Initiative program that aims at setting up in a second phase an "operational processing capacity of Earth Observation data"

ESA Climate Change Initiative

Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge facing mankind in the twenty-first century. Its importance has been recognised in recent reports from the IPCC and from UNFCCC, and the overwhelming economic consequences are set out in the Stern Report. Read more »


CCI CMUG Integration Meeting


26-28 May 2015 at SMHI in Sweden

Sentinel-3 for science workshop


This event organised by the European Space Agency is dedicated to the preparation for scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-3 mission. More details are available here.

International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Workshop


The objective of the Integrative Study of Sea Level Budget workshop is to discuss in an integrative context recent results obtained by the ESA CCI program for the sea level, glaciers and ice sheets ECVs. More details on this workshop are available here.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2015


The EGU General Assembly 2015 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The deadline for abstracts is on 07 January 2015 13:00 CET. More information about the assembly is available here.

AGU Fall Meeting


The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research.

Sea Level CCI Paper accepted for publication

The paper titled 'Improved sea level record over the satellite altimetry era (1993-2010) from the Climate Change Initiative Project' has been accepted for publication. This paper presenting the Sea Level CCI project can be found here.

New Sea Level v1.1 ECV product now available

The Sea Level CCI team is pleased to announce the release of the temporal extension of the Sea Level v1.1 ECV product. The monthly maps of sea level anomalies are now available over the 1993-2013 period. The ECV product also includes ocean indicators over the same period:

  • the temporal evolution of the global mean sea level
  • the map of the sea level trends
  • the map of the amplitude and phase of the annual signal of the sea level.

Sea Level CCI newsletter (Edition #6) is now available

The sixth Sea Level CCI newsletter is now available for download. The main highlight in this new issue is the description of our new ECV product.

Contents of this edition:

  • The Sea Level ECV is now available over 1993-2013 period!
  • Temporal extension of the Sea Level ECV: a 1993-2013 climate record
  • The Sea Level estimation in the Arctic Ocean
  • 2014 Publications
  • The Sea Level CCI promotion - Events

This Edition of the Newsletter (PDF) can be found here: Newsletter #6 Read more »