Event: 2nd Climate Observation Conference
Title: Geospatial technology: shaping the future
Date and Time: 30th August – 3rd September 2021

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and supported by European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) will be holding a conference that aims to assess how well the current global climate observing system supports current and near-term user needs for climate information.

The outputs will provide inputs into the next GCOS implementation plan which will make recommendations to meteorological networks, major observing systems and satellite agencies and also it will be presented to the UNFCCC in 2022 as a contribution towards the UNFCCC’s Global Stocktake.

This conference follows on from the first climate observations conference, Global Climate Observation: The Road to The Future held on 2–4 March 2016 in Amsterdam. Sustained observations of the global climate system are essential for understanding, predicting, mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Progress in understanding and attributing climate change has been largely based on climate observations. In order to continue improving this understanding, it is vital to make further progress towards achieving a fully implemented, sustainable, global observing system for climate.