The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) supported by EUMETSAT will be holding a conference to assess how the current global climate observing system can be improved to better support current and near-term user needs for climate information. This conference follows on from the first climate observation conference, Global Climate Observation: The Road to The Future held on 2–4 March 2016 in Amsterdam.
The conference will take into account the GCOS Status Report 2021 as well as the GCOS Implementation Plan 2022 (in preparation), which will make recommendations to meteorological networks, ocean and land major observing systems and satellite agencies and will be presented to the UNFCCC in 2022.
A scientific committee is being setup under the leadership of Prof. Sabrina Speich, and an invitation for abstracts will be issued in March 2022.
Please mark your calendars now for this important conference from 17 to 19 October 2022. We hope that in spite of COVID-19 pandemic the meeting will be held in person, but hybrid options will be considered too. The registration page for the conference will open in March 2022 and more detail on the programme will be available at that time. All information will be made available at our meeting website: https://www.eventsforce.net/gcos-coc
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In the meantime, if you have any questions related to the conference, do not hesitate to contact us via email: tni.t1685915140astem1685915140ue@co1685915140c-soc1685915140g1685915140.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Darmstadt in October!