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ACC Administrative Committee on Coordination
AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
   
BATERISTA Biosphere-Atmosphere Transfer and Ecolog.Research insitu Studies in Amazonia
BAHC Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle
BCIS Biodiversity Conservation Information System
   
CAB Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
CALM Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Network
CBD Convention on Biodiversity
CCD Convention to Combat Desertification
CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre
CEO Centre for Earth Observation
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CERN Chinese Ecosystem Research Network
CGIAR Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research
CIAT International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
CICERO Centre for International Climate and Energy Research, Oslo
CIESIN Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CIFOR Centre for International Forestry Research
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
COP Conference of the Parties
CORINE Coordination of Information on the Environment
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
   
DIMP Data and Information Management Panel
DGVM Dynamic Global Vegetation Model
DIVERSITAS International Programme of Biodiversity Science
   
EC European Community
ECN Environmental Change Network
EEA European Environment Agency
EEOS European Earth Observing System
ELANEM Euro-Latin American Network for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring
EMAP Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Programme
ENRICH European Network for Research in Global Change
EOS Earth Observing System
EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System
EROS US Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation Systems
ERS ESA Remote Sensing Satellite
ESA European Space Agency
EU European Union
EUROSTAT European Statistical Office
   
FAO Food and Agricultural Organization
FCCC Framework Convention on Climate Change
FLUXNET Flux and Energy Exchange Network
FRIEND Flow Regimes from International Experiments and Network Data
   
G3OS GCOS, GOOS and GTOS
GAIM Global Analysis and Modelling
GAW Global Atmospheric Watch
GCM General Circulation Model
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (IGBP)
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GEMS Global Environment Monitoring System
GEO Global Environment Outlook
GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
GHG Greenhouse gases
GHOST Global Hierarchical Observing Strategy
GIS Geographic Information System
GOFC Global Observation of Forest Cover
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GOSIC Global Observation Systems Information Center
GOSSP Global Observing Systems Space Panel
GPCC Global Precipitation Climatology Center
GRDC Global Run-off Data Centre
GRID Global Resource Information Database
GT-Net GTOS System of Networks
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
GTSC GTOS Steering Committee
   
HDP Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme
HEM Harmonization of Environmental Measurement Unit
   
IAI Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
IBFRA International Boreal Forest Reserach Association
IBPGR International Board for Plant Genetic Resources
ICPs International Cooperative Programmes
ICRAF International Center for Research in Agroforestry
ICSU International Council for Science
IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGBP-DIS Data and Information System for the IGBP
IGFA International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change
IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy
IHP International Hydrological Programme
IHPD International Human Dimensions Programme
ILEC International Lake Environment Committee
ILRI International Livestock Research Institute
ILTER International Long-Term Ecological Research
INCO International Cooperation Programme
INENCO Centre for International Environmental Cooperation
INSURF International Network on Soil Fertility and Sustainable Rice Farming
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Comission of UNSECO
IPA International Permafrost Association
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IRRI International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
IRS Information Retrieval Service (ESA)
ISLSCP International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project
ISNAR International Service for National Agricultural Research
ISRIC Soil Reference and Information Centre
ITE Institute for Terrestrial Ecology
ITU International Telecommunication Union
IUCN World Conservation Union
IUFRO International Union of Forestry Research
   
JRC Joint Research Council
JSTC Joint Scientifical and Technical Committee for GCOS
   
LAI Leaf Area Index
LAMBADA Large Scale Atmospheric Moisture Balance of Amazonia using Data Assimilation
LME Large Marine Ecosystem
LOICZ Land - Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone
LTER Long Term Ecological Research
LUCC Land-Use and Land-Cover Change project of IGBP and HDP
   
MAB Man and the Biosphere Programme
MARS Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing
MERIS Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
   
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
NASDA National Space Development Agency (Japan)
NAWQA National Water Quality Assessment
NEP Net Ecosystem Production
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NoLimits Networking of Long-term Intgrated Monitoring in Terrestrial Systems
NPP Net Primary Production
   
PG Planning Group
PHARE Technical assistance to Eastern European States
   
RAMSAR

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (RAMSAR Convention)
ROSELT Reseau d'Observatoires de Surveillance Ecologique a Long Terme
RS Remote sensing
   
SADC Southern Africa Development
SBSTTA Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SC Steering Committee
SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (ICSU)
SOTER Soil and Terrain database
SPOT Systeme Probatoire d'Observation de la Terre
START Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (IGBP)
   
TAG Technical Advisory Group
TEMS Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database
TOPC Terrestrial Observation Panel on Climate
TREES Tropical Ecosystem Environment Observations by Satellite (EC)
   
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNEP-HEM UNEP-Harmonization of Environmental Measurement
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research
USAID United States Agency for International Development
US LTER US Long-Term Ecological Research network
   
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WDC World Data Centre (ICSU)
WG Work Group
WGMS World Glacier Monitoring Service
WHO World Health Organization
WHYCOS World Hydrological Cycle Observing System
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WRI World Resources Institute
WWW World Weather Watch
   
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