Copernicus Climate Centre Service

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Recently, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that the world witnessed its warmest-ever June last month with the average temperature being 0.67°C above the 1991-2020 average.

About Copernicus Climate Centre Service (C3S): 

  • It is one of six thematic information services provided by the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme of the European Union.
    • Copernicus is an operational programme building on existing research infrastructures and knowledge available in Europe and elsewhere.
  • It supports society by providing authoritative information about the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World.
  • It aims to support European climate policies and actions, contributing to building a European society with more resilience against human-induced changing climate.
  • C3S relies on climate research carried out within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and responds to user requirements defined by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).
  • It is implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission. 

Key facts about Copernicus Programme

  • It is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme.
  • It consists of a complex set of systems that collect data from multiple sources: earth observation satellites and in situ sensors, such as ground stations, airborne and sea borne sensors.
  • Copernicus processes this data and provides users with information through a set of services that address six thematic areas: land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security.

Q1: What is the Mission of the World Climate Research Programme?

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) coordinates and facilitates international climate research to develop, share, and apply the climate knowledge that contributes to societal well-being.

Source: World went through its warmest June in 2024, says Copernicus Climate Centre Service