Here we present a brief description of the user organisations that benefit from the Antarctic ECV project's results.

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) represents the scientific and technical requirements of the Global Climate Observing System on behalf of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

GCOS is a long-term, user-driven operational system capable of providing information on the total climate system. As such it comprises a multidisciplinary range of physical, chemical and biological properties, and atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological, cryospheric and terrestrial processes. GCOS is a joint undertaking between the following partners: 

The Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS)

The Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) is a strategic planning process initiated by a partnership of international organizations that are concerned with the observational component of global environmental change issues. The IGOS partners are comprise:

The Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG)

The Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG) is ESA’s climate modelling expert group in the Climate Change
Initiative (CCI) project. CMUG is a consortium comprising: