Presentation on theme: "THE GLOBAL CLIMATE OBSERVING SYSTEM (GCOS) and THE GLOBAL TERRESTRIAL OBSERVING SYSTEM (GTOS)"— Presentation transcript:
THE GLOBAL CLIMATE OBSERVING SYSTEM (GCOS) and THE GLOBAL TERRESTRIAL OBSERVING SYSTEM (GTOS)
THE GOAL OF GCOS The goal of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is to provide climate comprehensive information on the total climate system, involving a multidisciplinary range of physical, chemical and biological properties and atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, cryospheric and terrestrial processes (Annex A to 1992 and 1998 WMO-IOC- UNEP-ICSU MOU)
THE COMPOSITION AND SCOPE OF THE MAIN GLOBAL OBSERVING SYSTEMS SYSTEMSOCEANATMOSPHERELAND GEOSS GOOS GCOS GTOS WIGOS (GOS AND GAW)
THE COMPOSITION AND SCOPE OF THE MAIN GLOBAL OBSERVING SYSTEMS SYSTEMSOCEANATMOSPHERELAND GEOSS GOOS GCOS GTOS WIGOS (GOS AND GAW) AOPC OOPC TOPC
GOOS (IOC, WMO, UNEP, ICSU) WCP, ESSP and Climate Agenda (WMO, UNESCO, UNEP, FAO, ICSU) IPCC (WMO, UNEP) SBSTA (UNFCCC COP) GCOS (WMO, IOC, UNEP, FAO . ICSU) SECTORS FOCUS AREAS CROSS- CUTTING Agriculture Disaster risk reduction Education Energy Forestry & fisheries Health Human settlements Industry Transport (Tourism) Water Oceans GLOBAL CLIMATE PROGRAMS AND MECHA- NISMS GLOBAL OBSERVING SYSTEMS Capacity building FinanceAdaptation Technology transfer REDD WIGOS (WMO) GTOS (FAO, WMO, UNESCO, UNEP, ICSU) GCOS SUPPORT FOR THE UN SYSTEM COORDINATED ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE Climate knowledge – science, assessment, monitoring and early warning (WMO, UNESCO)
Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate Reports
Implementation Plans Progress Report
GCOS Cooperation Board Possibility of further GTOS involvement.
Cross-Cutting Issues Past relationships, but still current issues.
Global Hierarchical Observing Strategy (GHOST)
GTOS and GCOS - summary TOPC : climate-related component of the GTOS; terrestrial component of GCOS. UNFCCC: Report to SBSTA on status of terrestrial ECVs Up-date of the Implementation Plan of GCOS
GTOS and GCOS - summary Evolvement of the Global Terrestrial Networks (GTNs) Join the GCOS Cooperation Mechanism (shopping list) Review of Cross-cutting issues: data, space based measurements; GHOST Review responsibilities between GCOS and GTOS in light of the new GTOS Strategy.