The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) supports society and policy makers by providing information about the past, present and future climate in Europe, and in a broader sense also for the rest of the World. The goal of the operational Climate Change service is to provide reliable information about the current and past state of the climate, the forecasts on a seasonal time scale, and the more likely projections in the coming decades for various scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions and other Climate Change contributors. The ECMWF operates C3S on behalf of the European Union and will bring together expertise from across Europe to deliver this ultimate goal. Eventually, all climate data and information will be provided through the Climate Data Store (CDS). The role of the VUB is concentrated on the quality assessment of cryospheric variables, i.e. glaciers (glacier distribution, changes, extent) and ice sheets (surface elevation change, gravimetric mass balance, and ice flow velocity). Find more information here.