- New upper air systems: Armenia, Galapagos Islands, Maldives, Namibia, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
- Hydrogen generators: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Galapagos Islands, Kenya, Mauritius, Nairobi, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles
- Technical support projects: Caribbean, Southern Africa
- Technical workshops: Argentina, Morrocco, Namibia
The GCOS Regional Action Plans for 10 developing regions of the world detail priority needs for improvements in atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial observing systems totaling more than US$ 200 million. Common needs include sustaining and improving operational observing networks; recovering historical data; and education, training, and capacity building.