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GCOS Sponsors

The Global Climate Observing System is sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). Additional in-kind contributions are provided by several countries and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) sponsors the Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPC). The WMO headquarters in Geneva provide the office space for the GCOS Secretariat.