The CCI ECV final output products will be made available for public and will serve a wide range of scientific and research communities. Subject and content of each ECV project varies but works towards the same goal - to establish a long-term and consistent product data base for supporting UNFCCC needs, the demand of systematic global observations and the set up of data archives.
This goal is easier to achieve by identifying and understanding commonalities between involved ECV parties, sharing and exchanging information and defining common approaches. To facilitate this process, the CCI Data Standards Working Group (DS-WG) has been set up in order to provide a forum to manage data standards within the ECV project teams and to ensure that existing data standards will be implemented within the ECV product generation. The DS-WG will meet at least once a year.