Organisation: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
ECMWF is opening an exciting new position as Energy & Sectoral Information System (SIS) Officer with the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The SIS function is one of the main components of the C3S architecture and is designed to develop and deliver sector specific demonstrators built on the data and tools made available by the service. Such demonstrators, which cover all the sectors mentioned in the Contribution Agreement with the European Commission, such as energy, water management, health, agriculture, etc., must be developed to the highest standard to maximize the chance of being considered a benchmark of quality for any downstream climate service developers. The SIS activities generate applications, workflows and, when necessary, specific datasets to be developed and ingested within the Climate & Atmosphere Data Store (CADS) and its development platform (the Toolbox), the core infrastructure supporting the implementation of C3S.
C3S SIS has designed operational services for the energy sector, to address the needs of users to assess the impact of climate on energy operations, management and planning, through the delivery of scientifically based information. New technological opportunities for this sector will become available through the in-development Destination Earth Digital Twins, on climate change adaptation and on weather-induced and geophysical extremes and specific use cases for the energy sector. The User Engagement section at ECMWF is leading the coordination of Thematic Hubs on Health and Energy. Thematic hubs are single entry points of the Copernicus data, products and information generated by the Copernicus Services or components for specific thematic or geographical areas. Their purpose is to give simplified access and support to various stakeholders, policy makers and general users to navigate and select relevant information.
The role of the SIS & Energy Officer will be:
- to implement and extend the C3S offer in different sectors;
- to liaise with the User Engagement section on the Thematic Hubs from the C3S perspective, with a special focus on the Energy Thematic Hub;
- to support the C3S offer dedicated to special core users, such as: the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Union for Mediterranean (UfM), the European association for the cooperation of transmission system operators (ENTSO-E), the European Union agency for the cooperation of energy regulators (ACER);
- to closely follow Destination Earth use case developments and their connections with Copernicus activities.