GCOS – 168 : Summary Report of the Fifteenth Session of the GCOS/WCRP Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPCXV)
Summary Report of the Fifteenth Session of the GCOS/WCRP Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPCXV)
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World Meteorological Organization (WMO); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ; International Council for Science (ICSU); GCOS/WCRP Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPCXV) (6-7 March 2013) ; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO)
The Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPC) was established to develop a balanced and integrated system of insitu and satellite observations of the terrestrial ecosystem. The Observation Panel focuses on the identification of terrestrial observation requirements, assisting the establishment of observing networks for climate, providing guidance on observation standards and norms, facilitating access to climate data and information and its assimilation, and promoting climate studies and assessments. The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) jointly sponsor TOPC. The 15th Session of the TOPC was held on 6 and 7 March 2013 at WMO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This report summarizes key discussions and outcomes rather than being a full record of the meeting.