Global Climate Observing System

Project Description
The Global Climate Observing System was established in 1992 by four
international organizations: the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO,
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International
Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).
The objectives of the Global Climate Observing System, GCOS, are to
insure the acquisition of data to meet the data for:
Climate system monitoring, climate change detection and
response monitoring especially in terrestrial ecosystems
Application of climate information to national economic development
Research toward improved understanding, modelling, and prediction of the
climate system
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