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GCOS Public Review of Implentation Plan

The new 2016 GCOS Implementation plan 'The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs' is open for public review from 25 July to 5 September 2016. This plan aims to guide climate observations over the next 10 years, meeting the needs of the UNFCC, adaptation planning and climate science. Following approval by the GCOS steering committee, a final version will be submitted to the UNFCCC for COP22.Anyone interested in climate observations is invited to comment on this draft.

WDS Members and the data stewardship community comments are welcome in particular on the Data management, stewardship and access chapter 2.3 pp. 43-47.

The review draft and instructions on how to submit comments can be found at