EEI Assessment Workshop

May 15 - 18, 2023 | Frascati, Italy

First World Climate Research Program Earth Energy Imbalance Assessment Workshop

Earth Energy Imbalance Assessment Workshop

The European Space Agency, in the context of the “FutureEO – Earth Observations Science for Society” Programme, and the World Climate Research Program are organising a workshop called Earth Energy Imbalance Assessment workshop, Monday 15 – Thursday 18 May 2023, hosted as a hybrid event at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy.

The aim of the workshop is to engage a wide community with expertise in radiometric remote sensing, satellite altimetry, space gravimetry, ocean in situ measurements and ocean reanalysis to assess and intercompare estimates of Earth’s energy imbalance (EEI) and their time variability and uncertainties. 

Topics addressed during the workshop include: 

  1. Status of the different EEI records and their associated uncertainty
  2. Sources of uncertainty in different EEI estimates
  3. Causes for the spread in EEI records
  4. Time variability in EEI records including trends
  5. Regional earth energy budget, regional ocean heat uptake, regional ocean heat content

The expected outcome of the workshop is to define an action plan for the future and converge on recommendations from the Scientific Community. 

The event is hosted as a hybrid event
Date: 15 –18 May 2023
Location: ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 February 2023

For additional information, please visit the official meeting website at

Background image courtesy of Jérôme Benveniste, European Space Agency