Objectives

The Objectives

Supporting GCOS

  • Reporting on the systematic observation of climate from space.
  • Supporting definition of GCOS Implementation Plan.

Definition of the Architecture for Climate Monitoring from Space

  • Following a WMO/GCOS workshop in January 2011, a "badgeless" Ad Hoc Writing Group was formed to develop a "Strategy Towards an Architecture for Climate Monitoring from Space"

Supporting UNFCCC

  • Reporting on the systematic observation of climate from space.

Implementation of the Architecture for Climate Monitoring from Space

  • WGClimate members create climate data records aimed at meeting GCOS target requirements for Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • WGClimate collection of information to update an ECV Inventory - a snapshot of all ECV climate data records.
  • WGClimate quality control of the ECV Inventory, a snapshot of all ECV climate data records
  • WGClimate performs a gap analysis between the climate data records of the ECV Inventory and their associated GCOS needs
  • WGClimate produces an action plan, to fill the gaps.