The Global Observing System For Climate: Implementation Needs
This plan was published in 2016 and describes the proposed implementation of a global observing system for climate, building on current actions and meeting the needs of the UNFCC, adaptation planning and climate science. It sets out a way forward for scientific and technological innovations for the Earth observation programmes of space agencies and for the national implementation of climate observing systems and networks.
A system for global climate observations comprises a combination and integration of global, regional and national observing systems delivering climate data and products.
The new Implementation Plan guides the development of such a system and sets out what is needed to meet increasing and more diverse needs for data and information, including for improved management of the impacts and consequences of climate variability and current and future climate change.