Published October 31, 2018
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) held a Science day meeting on the 22nd October 2018 at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Helsinki. The FMI is celebrating in 2018 its 180 years since the foundation and will host also the GCOS Steering Committee meeting.
The GCOS programme of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) had its inception following the first report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 1990) and its creation was ratified at the 2nd World Climate Conference in Geneva in November 1990 (WCC-2). GCOS is established with the vision of sustaining provisions of observations to monitor the climate system and foster coordination, and its 25th anniversary sees a number thriving actions that are supportive of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), such as for the Paris Agreement.