Tuesday, June 27, 2017

International Programs & Activities

Recognizing that climate is an issue of global concern, individuals and groups in NOAA's climate programs regularly interact and collaborate with a range of international climate organizations. The Climate Program Office’s contributions to NOAA’s international research enterprise aim to improve global observation capabilities, enhance jointly-produced transboundary information products, improve scientific capacity in partner countries and international institutions, identify global research priorities and best practices, and inform future directions and strategic plans of the international community. The Climate Program Office’s international activities and engagement supports work that results in substantial contributions to the following programs.

The North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Global Framework for Climate Services UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
World Climate Research Program (WCRP)


Global partnerships complement NOAA's observations, analysis, and data stewardship activities, providing input and feedback that enhances our understanding of the climate system. Additionally, these collaborations broaden the audience for NOAA's information and climate services. NOAA provides worldwide access to its state-of-the-art climate research, tools, and products, and draws information that can help to improve its responsiveness to pressing needs for climate information and services.