GCOS Switzerland Strategy 2017-2026
Driven by evolving user requirements and technological advances, climate observation is constantly developing. Internationally, this is reflected in the periodic updating of the GCOS Implementation Plan. In Switzerland, MeteoSwiss published the GCOS Switzerland Strategy for the period 2017 - 2026.
The GCOS Switzerland Strategy 2017 - 2026 consists of four main strategic pillars:
- Enhance and strengthen the Swiss climate observing system
- Promote collaboration nationally, regionally, and globally
- Ensure applicability of GCOS-CH data and products
- Enhance communication and outreach
The implementation of the strategy puts strong emphasis on securing the continuity of the most important long measurement series and operation of international centres.
The strategy also stresses, for example, the importance of promoting the integration of state-of-the-art measurement techniques, an integrative monitoring approach across Earth system cycles and enhanced communication efforts.
In summary, the GCOS Switzerland Strategy 2017-2026 serves as the foundation for the elaboration of actions to be implemented by the entirety of the GCOS-CH community.