European Space Agency Data Assimilation Projects
March 2012 to July 2014
University of Reading/ESA

The Data Assimilation Projects – run by the UK National Centre for Earth Observation hosted by University of Reading – focused on developing emerging data assimilation techniques for use with highly complex climate models and Earth observation data. The work included 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 was 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.