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 »


Sea Level CCI at the CFCC Paris conference

 The Sea Level CCI team is pleased to announce it participation at the CCFC Conference in Paris from 7-10 July 2015. The following abstracts have been submitted:  Read more »

Sea Level CCI at the 26th IUGG

 The Sea Level team will be present at the next IUGG in Prague, Czech Republic (22 June 2015 - 2 July 2015). We will be presenting the following: 

  • Regional and coastal long-term sea level change assessment from geodetic data by Lucian Fenoglio-Marc. Abstract for G08 Sea-Level Observation and Modelling..
  • Validation of GRACE time-variable gravity field by ICESat, GPS, WGHM and altimetry satellites orbits. 
    by Gruber, C., Groh, A., Dahle, C., Fagiolini, E., Rudenko, S. 


Sea Level CCI at the Workshop on global and regional sea level variability and change

Members of the Sea Level CCI team will be present at this workshop and have contributed to the submission of the following abstracts:

  • Cyclone Xaver seen by Geodetic Observations
    by Leonor Mendoza et al.
  • Variation of sea level and net water flux in the Mediterranean Sea.
    by Luciana Fenoglio-Marc

Sea Level CCI newsletter (Edition #7) is now available

The seventh Sea Level CCI newsletter is now available for download. The main highlight in this new issue is the new Sea Level ECV under construction. Contents of this edition: Read more »

Sea Level CCI at the Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop

The Sea Level CCI team has submitted the following abstracts for participation at the Sentinel-3 for science workshop: Read more »

Sea Level CCI at the EGU 2015

The Sea Level CCI team is pleased to announce its participation at the next EGU from 12-17 April 2015. The following abstracts have been submitted to EGU sessions: Read more »

New Sea Level ECV animation

Discover the new animation of the Sea Level ECV here. This includes the extension to the period covering 2011-2013.

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.