The CAMS EvOlution (CAMEO) project started recently and received attention from the CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) community in February and in March from ECMWF. These notifications demonstrate the close ties the project has and continues to build.

CAMEO started on 1 January 2023 and runs until 31 December 2025. It is coordinated by ECMWF and brings together 21 partners from twelve countries across Europe.

The overall aims of the CAMEO project are to enhance the quality and efficiency of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service in order to provide better atmospheric environmental information to policymakers, industry and the public.


CAMEO will support the long-term development of CAMS, over the timescale of three years and more,

  • by preparing CAMS for the uptake of observations from new satellite instruments (eg TEMPO ( and GEMS NESC (, in particular those providing geostationary air quality information
  • by advancing the data assimilation and inversion capability of the global and regional CAMS production systems beyond the state-of-the-art and
  • by developing methods to provide novel uncertainty estimates for CAMS products in direct response to user requirements.


The CAMEO project is developing methods to estimate uncertainties and provide further quality assurance information, thus improving the usefulness and quality of selected global and regional CAMS products.

The free, full and open data policy adopted for the Copernicus programme applies to CAMS data and means that CAMEO developments will benefit the users of CAMS data, once implemented in the operational service.

This close collaboration and interaction between CAMEO and CAMS has already been put into action as the Copernicus communications team provided an early highlight of the work of CAMEO on their Research Highlight pages of their website []


To further mark the start of the CAMEO project,  ECMWF featured a first description of CAMEO on its website, giving an introduction to the project. The full article is available here.

To increase visibility, this article was also highlighted via ECMWF’s Twitter; Facebook & LinkedIn accounts to boost visibility of the project:


Here is the Twitter post from 03/04 that also tags our funders and HaDEA in particular:

The CAMEO project aims to improve the work of the #CopernicusAtmosphere Monitoring Service. For example, it will help to prepare global and regional models used for forthcoming satellite data.. Read more about this and other EU-funded projects ➡️

@CopernicusEU @CopernicusECMWF @EU_HaDEA @defis_eu


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