17-18 November 2009
The Global Observing Systems, GCOS, GOOS and GTOS, had a joint
exhibition at the
VI Plenary held in Washington DC.
Some 80 nations, the European Commission and 56 international
organizations are coordinating their Earth observation assets and
strategies through GEO.
They are sharing and interlinking their systems for tracking
global trends in carbon levels, climate change, biodiversity loss,
deforestation, water resources, ocean temperatures and other critical
indicators of planetary health and human well-being.
The GEO Plenary, attended by hundreds of scientists and
government delegates, was an excellent showcase for GCOS, GOOS
and GTOS activities on observing systems, and particularly for
providing a joint platform on standards for in situ and remote
observations of Climate, Oceans and the Terrestrial domain.
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FAO :: Global Terrestrial Observing
System - GTOS :: 2 December 2009