Founded in 1965, the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, UK is internationally renowned for its research and training in weather, climate physical oceanography and solar-terrestrial physics, and its work playing a vital role in the improvement of weather forecasting and climate modelling.

The University of Reading is overseeing FIDUCEO as well as leading several science work packages, e.g. instrument calibration, SST/Lakes CDR and the link to SLSTR.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre in the development and application of highly accurate measurement techniques. As the UK's national measurement institute, NPL underpins the national measurement system.

NPL will take the lead in all metrological aspects of FIDUCEO. NPL will develop methods and tools which support the tracing of uncertainty for instrument calibration and CDR generation as well as give advice to partners on metrological techniques.

EUMETSAT is an international organisation founded in 1986, currently with 30 European Member States and one Cooperating State. The main purpose of EUMETSAT is to deliver weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

EUMETSAT scientists are leading the FIDUCEO workpackage producing the FCDRs as well as contributing to the building of links to Copernicus Space data. 

DLR is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. As Germany's space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space programme. DLR's research portfolio ranges from basic research to the development of innovative applications and products.

In FIDUCEO, DLR is producing the aerosol optical depth CDR, using the AVHRR over Europe and North Africa fr a 10-year period, including validation.

The Meteorological Institute at the University of Hamburg (UoH) is part of CliSAP and the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability. The department conducts research in a wide range of meteorological research areas and has access to supercomputing resources and a wide variety of model and satellite data.

UoH is leading the FIDUCEO workpackage producing CDRs and impact studies.

Brockmann Consult provides a comprehensive portfolio of services related to environmental data, with most of its activities related to Earth Observation data.

Brockmann Consult is providing support for some of the infrastructure of FIDUCEO as well as project outputs. These include a MMS system, the Metrological Toolkit, averaging/re-gridding tools and reading/writing tools for the easy-to-use FCDR and CDR file formats.

FastOpt is an SME specialising in three lines of business: developing inverse modelling/data assimilation/forecasting systems; operating retrieval algorithms for remote sensing products; producing bespoke automatic differentiation and inverse modelling software tools.

In FIDUCEO, FastOpt is contributing to the novel inverse method for recovering the Meteosat MVIRI/VIS band spectral data and the advanced algorithm for areosol retrieval from the Meteosat MVIRI/VIS band.

Rayference is an Earth Observation R&D company providing technical and scientific expertise in 1D and 3D radiative transfer routines and inverse modelling.

In FIDUCEO, Rayference is contributing to the development and operation of: the reverse engineering method for recovering Meteosat MVIRI/VIS band spectral data, the advanced surface reflectance algorithm - aerosol properties retrieval algorithm, and a demo on the impact of VIS band spectral response on retrievals.

The Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) is a Portuguese public laboratory which promotes scientific research and provides services for the ocean and atmosphere. As the National Meteorological Service, IPMA is responsible for weather and climate modelling, weather forecasting and monitoring, seismic monitoring and R&D in the fields of meteorology, climatology, Earth observation and seismology.

IPMA will organise and promote the FIDUCEO workshops.

The Earth Observation Science group at the University of Leicester is an interdisciplinary team based on the Departments of Physics/Astronomy, Chemistry and Geography. The core goal of this group is to lead the design, build, validation, data analysis and exploitation of satellite-borne sensors.

The University of Leicester will take the lead in linking FIDUCEO to Copernicus space data - specifically to the SLSTR instrument.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is the public sector research organisation whose role is to provide access to large scale scientific facilities for researchers in the UK. Within STFC, the Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDA) operates many national and international data centres.

In FIDUCEO, STFC will provide supporting software via JASMIN-CEMS as well as long-term archival of the output data from FIDUCEO through CEDA.

Assimila is a consultancy working in the fields of environmentnal monitoring, modelling and prediction with a particular emphasis on Earth Observations. The company experience encompasses a broad range of work from providing policy suport to government, to market cost/benefit analyses, to software/web development for collaborative R&D projects.

In FIDUCEO, Assimila is responsible for the development and maintenance of the project website.