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Research Goals

  • Find out more about the overarching research goals of the Physics and Chemistry of the atmosphere. Overarching international bodies and agencies are strongly involved in environmental research and the publication and application of its results:

Centre National d‘Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)

Copernicus, the Earth observation component of the European Union’s Space programme

COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

European Space Agency

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)

Group on Earth Observations

Integrated Land Ecosystem – Atmosphere Processes Study (ILEAPS)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP)

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Ozone Secretariat and Montreal Protocol

Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate (SPARC, WMO WCRP)

Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS)

The International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)

UNFCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

United Nations Convention on Long Range Transport of Pollution

United Nations Environment Programme

WMO World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)