European Space Agency Data Assimilation Projects
Mar 2012 to Jul 2014
Client: 
University of Reading/ESA
The Data Assimilation Projects - run by the UK National Centre for Earth Observation hosted by University of Reading - focus on developing emerging data assimilation techniques for use with highly complex climate models and Earth observation data. The work includes fundamental theory of data assimilation, development of data assimilation techniques for coupled ocean/atmosphere models and overcoming the challenges of interfacing EO data with land surface and atmospheric chemistry models. Assimila’s role is to provide project management support for the activities and also to lead the communications and outreach work. A wide range of material is hosted on the projects' web site http://www.esa-da.org/ including project documents, presentations, data assimilation code and teaching tools.