The Swiss GCOS Office organises the national GCOS Roundtable once every year to bring together all National Partner Institutions (federal offices, research institutions and universities). The Roundtable serves as a forum for the exchange of information as well as the discussion of themes relevant for the implementation of the GCOS Switzerland strategy.
New date and format: The next national meeting will be a joint GAW/GCOS Switzerland meeting.
The date is 23 March 2023. More information will follow in due time.
On 24 January 2019 the 16th GCOS Switzerland Roundtable took place. A total of 47 participants from various national institutions met in Ittigen. The morning session was dedicated to the GCOS monitoring principles and their implementation in different domains. In the afternoon, the topic of communication in the realm of climate observation was discussed.
The 15th GCOS Roundtable took place on 25 January 2018 in Bern. Around 65 participants from different national institutions gathered for this year’s event. The morning session addressed quality assurance and control as one key topic of the GCOS Switzerland Strategy 2017-2026. The afternoon session dealt with the implementation of the Strategy, including the announcement of the first call for proposals in the framework of GCOS Switzerland.
The 14th GCOS Roundtable took place on 26 January 2017. This year’s event focused on the development of the GCOS CH Strategy 2017-2026. Around 40 participants from different national institutions gathered for the roundtable at Zurich Airport. A detailed report of the event is available on the ProClim-Website (in German only).
The 13th GCOS Roundtable took place on 28 January 2016. Highlighting the ten-year anniversary of the Swiss GCOS Office, this year’s event focused on selected developments of the past decade as well as on the revision of the GCOS Switzerland strategy planned for 2016. A detailed report of the event is available on ProClim-Flash.
The 12th National GCOS Roundtable of March 19, 2015 addressed the importance of climate monitoring in mountain regions and the relevance of international data centers. At the same time, the GCOS Atmospheric (AOPC) and Terrestrial (TOPC) Observation Panels for Climate also met at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in Birmensdorf. The detailed report is available in ProClim Flash (in German only).
The 11th GCOS Roundtable took place on 28 January 2014 and focused on the contribution made by remote sensing to the monitoring of atmospheric and terrestrial climate variables. A report on this event is provided in ProClim Flash.
The 10th National GCOS Roundtable took place on 31 January 2013. The Roundtable celebrated its tenth anniversary by discussing a series of keynote presentations concerning the past and future activities of the National Climate Observing System (GCOS Switzerland). A detailed report is available in ProClim Flash.
The 9th National GCOS Roundtable took place on 26 January 2012. The motto for this Roundtable was "emerging topics". The presentations provided an overview of the current status of the different observing systems for a number of climate variables and identified possible future applications. The full report is available in ProClim Flash.
The 8th National GCOS Roundtable held on 2 February 2011 focused on the activities of the National Climate Observing System, the revision of the international GCOS Implementation Plan and the exchange of Swiss climate data with international data centres. A detailed report is available in ProClim Flash.
The 7th National GCOS Roundtable took place on 27 January 2010. This Roundtable focused on the exchange of climatological data with the official international GCOS data centres. The full report is available in ProClim Flash.
The 6th GCOS Roundtable was held on 28 January 2009. This year's focal topic was satellite climatology and its supporting role in climate monitoring. A summary of the event is provided in ProClim Flash.
The 5th National GCOS Roundtable took place on 23 January 2008. One of the highlights of this year's GCOS Roundtable was the presentation of the first National Inventory Report for Swiss climate measurements in collaboration with ProClim. The full report on the Roundtable is available in ProClim Flash.
A large number of representatives of various federal offices, research institutions and universities attended the 4th National GCOS Roundtable on 14 February 2007. The latest results of the climate-relevant measurements were presented and discussed at this event. The Swiss GCOS Office also reported on its international and national activities. The full report can be read in ProClim Flash.