Billions of historical weather and climatological observations, taken all over the world, on land and at sea, are not available to science as they only exist on paper or in scanned images and have not yet been digitised. This workshop will bring together those interested in improving our climate records by recovering additional historical data to: (1) understand the benefits to climate science from data recovery efforts, (2) learn about ongoing efforts to digitise datasets in numerous different ways, and to (3) share best practices for historical data archiving. The existing ACRE network on data recovery (https://www.met-acre.net/) already includes groups from every continent but the ambition is to expand this network, especially across the Global South.
Name of organizing project/institution: Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) / UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Organizer: Ed Hawkins - National Centre for Atmospheric Science / University of Reading, UK
Targeted audience: Climate researchers interested in historical climate records