ESA projects

The ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is a major programme from 2011-2018 to develop and disseminate satellite-based climate data sets, several are covering the polar regions. The programme will continue for the period 2018 - 2024 under the name CCI+. For the Arctic, the following projects are particular important to deliver satellite data:

CCI sea ice project (2012-2018), coordinated by NERSC:
CCI glacier project (2011-2017), coordinated by University of Zurich:
CCI Greenland Ice Sheet project (2011-2017), coordinated by Danish Technical University, Space Department (
CCI Open Data Portal (