Contribution of ENDORSE to GMES

ENDORSE contributes to GMES since the project ENDORSE aims at stimulating the development of operational services by demonstrating pre-market services with documented conditions of sustainability, and at enhancing existing services and documenting the value of the new GMES core capabilities.

GMES advertises ENDORSE in its Web site, in the section "Other GMES Projects", menu Renewable Energies.

ENDORSE has provided elements to MACC-II, funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union and providing the pre-operational atmospheric environmental service of GMES. This service complements the weather analysis and forecasting services provided by European and national organisations by addressing the composition of the atmosphere. These elements are:>

  • a software for a fast and very accurate calculation of the sun position in the sky. It has been implemented in 2012 by MACC-II project for the computation of the surface solar irradiance and the McClear clear-sky model;
  • a series of criteria for controlling the quality of surface meteorological data acquired by ground-based measuring stations;
  • indirect validation of the McClear clear-sky model.