Agency or Program

Global Observing System

Description The Global Observing System (GOS) provides observations of the state of the atmosphere and ocean surface, from the Earth and from outer space, for the preparation of weather analyses, forecasts, advisories and warnings, for climate monitoring and environmental activities carried out under programmes of WMO and of other relevant international organizations. It is operated by National Meteorological Services, national or international satellite agencies, and involves several consortia dealing with specific observing systems or specific geographic regions. 
Main Website http://www.wmo.ch/web/www/OSY/GOS.html
CPD/CB Link  
Principal Contact Alice Soares - ASoares at wmo.int
Activity Summary  

NOTE:  In this catalog we include 3 relevant levels of the WMO (WMO itself, WWW and GOS) due to the wealth of resources provided in each.  We acknowledge some overlap.