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Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Conference

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Conference:

Experts from the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) conference have observed that the Climate observing system remains fragile and needs financing for strengthening and sustaining it.

  • GCOS conference was hosted by Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
  • The Global Climate Observing System was established in 1992 as an outcome of the Second World Climate Conference.
  • Objectives Is to ensure that the observations and information needed to address climate-related issues are obtained and made available to all potential users.
  • The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), and the International Science Council (ISC).
  • It regularly assesses the status of global climate observations of the atmosphere, land and ocean and produces guidance for its improvement.