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GTOS would like to thank all the scientists who contributed to producing the recommendations for terrestrial and atmospheric carbon measurements which were approved by the Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partners (IGOS-P) at their sixth meeting in Rio de Janeiro in November 2000.

Special appreciation goes to Frank Ahern, Olivier Arino, Alan Belward, Francis Bretherton, Josef Cihlar, Wolfgang Cramer, Scott Denning, Gerard Dedieu, Christopher Field, Roger Francey, Rene Gommes, James Gosz, Kathy Hibbard, Tamotsu Igarashi, Pavel Kabat, Richard Olson, Stephen Plummer, Ichtiaque Rasool, Michael Raupach, Robert Scholes, John Townshend, Riccardo Valentini and Diane Wickland.

Support for the preparation of the report was provided by the GTOS sponsors - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Jeff Tschirley

GTOSProgramme Director

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