2nd Climate Observation Conference

2nd Climate Observation Conference
17 - 19 Oct 2022 08:00 - 18:00
Darmstadt, Germany

Climate observations are of fundamental importance for reconstructing, monitoring, understanding, attributing, predicting, projecting, mitigating, and adapting to climate change. They are instrumental for assessments and policy implementations, such as the IPCC and the 2015 Paris Agreement. The need for systematic climate observations is increasing with the growing urgency for adaptation and mitigation measures that can require high resolution information. It is therefore crucial to make further progress towards achieving a fully implemented and sustainable global observing system for climate applications.

The second GCOS Climate Observation Conference (17-19 October 2022, Darmstadt, Germany) will focus on activities and solutions that help to achieve a fully implemented, sustainable, and fit for purpose global observing system for climate. The Conference will also provide the occasion to celebrate GCOS 30th Anniversary and take stock of the progress achieved by the global observing community in the last three decades.

Event Themes

Space and ground-based networks and observing systems – how to address improvements to better meet user needs?
How can climate observations enhance further the understanding of climate change, extreme events and tipping points?
How can global climate observations better support national and international climate policies?
Data processing, archiving, access, and stewardship - how can new technologies help address existing challenges?
Climate Data Records: what do we need to do to make this information more reliable?
GCOS 2050 : Shaping the future Global Climate Observing System

Darmstadtium Science and Congress Center
Schlossgraben 1
64283 Darmstadt