List of acronyms

ACCENT Atmospheric Composition Change, the European Network of Excellence
AIMES Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System
AMMA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses
BACCI Research Unit on Biosphere-Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
BAHC Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle
BART Biosphere Atmosphere Research & Training
CACGP Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
CliC Climate and Cryosphere
CLIVAR Climate Variability And Predictability
COLA Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Complex Systems Research Center

DIVERSITAS International Programme on Biodiversity Science
ESF European Science Foundation
ESSP Earth System Science Partnership
FLARES Fire-Land-Atmosphere Regional Ecosystem Studies
GABLS GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study
GAIM Global Analysis, Integration and Modeling
GAW Global Atmosphere Watch
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GCP Global Carbon Project
GCSS GEWEX Cloud System Study
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem
GECAFS Global Environmental Change and Food Systems
GECHH Global Environmental Change and Human Health Project
GEO Group on Earth Observations (coordinating international efforts to build GEOSS)
GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems (an integrated observation system in future)
GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
GLASS Global Land Atmosphere System Study
GLOBEC Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
GLP Global Land Project

Global Observation of Forest and Cover Dynamics

GOS Global Observation System (WMO)
GOSS Global Ocean Observing System
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
IAI Inter American Institute for Global Change Research
IANABIS Inter-American Network for Atmospheric/Biospheric Studies
ICSU International Council for Science
IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGFA International Group of Funding Agensies for Global Change Research
IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy
IGPO International GEWEX Project Office (IGPO)
IHDP International Human Dimensions Programme
iLEAPS Integrated Land Ecosystem � Atmosphere Processes Study
IMBER Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
NECC Nordic Centre for Studies of Ecosystem Carbon Exchange and its Interactions with the Climate System
INTROP Interdisciplinary Tropospheric Research: from the Laboratory to Global Change
IOC Intergovermental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO)
IPCC Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change
iPILPS Isotopes in Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes
JGOFS Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
JWP Joint Water Project
LEARN Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Reactive Nitrogen
LOICZ Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement
LUCC Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
MAIRS Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Studies
NEESPI Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative
OCEANS Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Analysis
PAGES Past Global Changes
POLARCAT Polar Study using Aircraft, Remote Sensing, Surface Measurements and Models, of Climate, Chemistry, Aerosols, and Transport
PROPHET Program for Research on Oxidants: PHotochemistry, Emissions and Transport
SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SOLAS Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study
SPARC Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate
START global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
VOCBAS Volatile Organic Compounds in the Biosphere-Atmosphere System
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WGCM Working Group on Coupled Modelling
WIGOS WMO Integrated Global Observing System (a concept for a comprehensive, coordinated and suisainable system of observing systems)
WMO World Meteorological Organisation