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The CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate

The CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate, established in 2010, is the centre-piece of the CEOS contribution to climate change monitoring. This group, a joint group including CEOS Agencies and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellite (CGMS), coordinates and encourages collaborative activities between the world’s major space agencies in the area of climate monitoring with the overarching goal to improve the systematic availability of Climate Data Records through the coordinated implementation and further development of a global architecture for climate monitoring from space.

The CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate facilitates the implementation and exploitation of ECV time- series through coordination of the existing and substantial activities undertaken by CEOS Agencies and via strong collaboration with other CEOS Working Groups and Virtual Constellations.

Further reading and contacts for WGClimate can be found on the CEOS website:

EO Handbook Online

The full text of this report is available on the Earth Observation Handbook’s website at A supporting database of the satellite missions, instruments and measurements is available at and contains powerful search and presentation tools, with the ability to export customised tables and timelines in support of analyses of current and planned provision of observations for different applications and measurements.