2-4 March 2016 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Global Climate Observation: The Road to the Future

This conference will enable producers and users of climate observations, as well as other stakeholders, to review and provide input to and feedback on the next Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) implementation plan, which is being prepared for the UNFCCC Secretariat. The conference will: discuss current monitoring of the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) and possible new areas for ECVs; enable an assessment of the quality of the current observing system; highlight achievements in producing ECVs in the areas of atmosphere, ocean and land; discuss how defining ECVs contributes to understanding energy, water and carbon cycles; identify future needs related to adaptation and mitigation requirements in other areas, such as desertification, biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and address new developments based on COP 21 outcomes as well as technology and climate communications. The conference is expected to result in a list of priorities and actions, some of which may be included in the implementation plan.  

dates: 2-4 March 2016  
venue: Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences  
location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands  
contact: GCOS Science Conference Organizing Committee  
phone: +49 6151 807 6740  
fax: +49 6151 807 6150  
e-mail: GCOS-SC@eumetsat.int  
www: http://www.gcos-science.org

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