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1 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss From national GCOS activities to supporting international development Foto: J. Klausen / C. Zellweger Dr. Gabriela Seiz Head of International Affairs Division Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss ¦ GPDRR 2013, Geneva, 21 May 2013

2 2 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division GCOS Switzerland Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Since 1 February 2006: Swiss GCOS Office at Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss (UNFCCC Art. 4 and 5, Kyoto Protocol Art. 10d) Swiss GCOS Office = National GCOS Coordination UNFCCC National Communications (Systematic Observation) Annual National GCOS Round Table: about 20 Partners with climate-relevant measurements from Federal Offices, Research Institutions and Universities Ensure the continuation of important long-term measurement series and international data centers as well as foster new measurement techniques and data series

3 3 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division GCOS Switzerland Report National Climate Observing System (GCOS Switzerland) (Seiz and Foppa, 2007) First inventory of climate measurement series and international data centres in Switzerland compiled in cooperation with responsible federal offices, research institutes and universities advised by a steering committee consisting of scientists and policymakers

4 4 GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division

5 5 latmosphère Data: MétéoSuisse

6 6 GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Atmosphere University of Bern

7 7 GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Atmosphere University of Bern Hydrosphäre Daten: BAFU

8 8 GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Atmosphere University of Bern Hydrosphere FOEN Kryosphäre Daten: VAW/ETHZ

9 9 GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Atmosphere University of Bern Cryosphere VAW/ETHZ Hydrosphere FOEN

10 10 GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Atmosphere University of Bern Cryosphere VAW/ETHZ Biosphere MeteoSwiss Hydrosphere FOEN

11 11 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Project financed by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) as part of Swiss Fast-Start Financing Objective: Improvement of Climate Observing Systems in Developing and Emerging Countries Coordination: MeteoSwiss Implementation Partners: PSI, Empa, Univ Zurich, Univ Fribourg Duration: Sep 2011 – Feb 2014; Budget: 2.3 Mio CHF

12 12 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Project Goals Atmospheric Domain (AD) Increase public availability and quality of observations of aerosols and greenhouse gases Terrestrial Domain (TD) Increase public availability and quality of glacier monitoring data Cross-Cutting (CC) Increase the capacity in each of these countries to produce, manage and analyze climate and environmental data

13 Atmospheric Domain Aerosols and Greenhouse Gases Terrestrial Domain Glaciers Atmospheric Domain Terrestrial Domain Abramov, Golubin, Suek Zapadniy Kyrgyzstan La Conejera Colombia Antizana Alpha Ecuador Project Coordination Switzerland El Tololo Chile Bukit Koto Tabang Indonesia Pha Din Vietnam Mount Kenya Kenya

14 14 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Installation and Operation Station in Indonesia (Aerosols), September 2012 Results 2012 – Implementation AD

15 15 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division First successful measurements in Central Asia (Glaciers), August 2012 Results 2012 – Implementation TD

16 16 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Training: On-site trainings Central Asia and Indonesia, Workshop in Norway Results 2012 – Cross-Cutting

17 17 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Pha Din, Vietnam El Tololo, Chile International Contribution – Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Global Stations

18 18 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Kyrgyzstan Colombia Ecuador International Contribution – World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)

19 19 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss GPDRR 2013 | Geneva, 21 May 2013 Dr. Gabriela Seiz, International Affairs Division Conclusions National coordination of GCOS network of national partner institutions Partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), for twinning projects in developing and emerging countries Improvement of climate observing systems to support the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) More information: GCOS Cooperation Mechanism CATCOS

20 Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss Thank you for your attention! Foto: J. Klausen / C. Zellweger Dr. Gabriela Seiz Head of International Affairs Division Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss ¦ GPDRR 2013, Geneva, 21 May 2013


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