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Swiss GCOS Programme. Dr. Gabriela Seiz, [email protected] 16 th GCOS Steering Committee Meeting Geneva, 14- 17 October 2008. National Activities.

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Swiss GCOS Programme

Dr. Gabriela Seiz, [email protected]

16th GCOS Steering Committee Meeting

Geneva, 14-17 October 2008


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National Activities

  • Report “National Climate Observing System (GCOS Switzerland)” First inventory of climate measurement series and international data centres in Switzerland Press release 26 November 2007 Over 20 articles in the Swiss newspapers Report available in German, French and English

  • 5th National GCOS Round Table: 23 January 2008

  • Swiss GCOS Website: www.gcos.ch


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National Activities (2)

  • Request to the Federal Council Positive decision on 6 June 2008 Sustainable funding for: (a) important climate measurement series (CO2, Lakes, Snow cover, Glaciers, Permafrost, Phenology) (b) international data centres: WGMS, Euro-Climhist

  • Submission of historical daily values of precipitation, minimum and maximum temperature of Säntis and Grand St. Bernard (Jan 1864 - Dec 2006) to NCDC

  • Representativeness analysis of temperature and precipitation stations in Switzerland (Begert, 2008) temperature: 28 NBCN stations are sufficient precipitation: additional 46 stations NBCN-P



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International Activities

  • WMO News and WMO MeteoWorld Article on GCOS Switzerland (April 2008)

  • GCOS Cooperation Mechanism (GCM) Board Meeting, Bonn, 12 June 2008 Proposal to Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for funding in 2008 and 2009

  • Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) Workshop, 23-25 June 2008, at MeteoSwiss

  • EumetsatConference, Darmstadt, 8-12 September 2008 Poster about role of satellite data within GCOS Switzerland

  • National progress report to UNFCCC (by 15 September)


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Outlook

  • GCOS Information Day Zurich, 21 October 2008 Brochure „GCOS Switzerland“ “Local observations… for global understanding” (in German, French and English)

  • COP14/SBSTA29, Poznan, 1-12 Dec 2008

  • 6th National GCOS Round Table 28 January 2009


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Thank you for your attention !

Swiss GCOS Office

Dr. Gabriela Seiz, Dr. Nando Foppa, Julia Walterspiel

[email protected] ; www.gcos.ch


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