Developing Strategies for Future Climate Change Science: Future Climate Change Research and Observations: GCOS, WCRP and IGBP Learning From the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report; Sydney, Australia, 4–6 October 2007

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Learning from the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report to design future strategies for climate change research and observations was the key objective of a workshop organized jointly by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), and the International Geosphere- Biosphere Programme (IGBP) in Sydney, Australia.

Some 66 key IPCC authors and other experts associated with the three international programs discussed ways to sustain and develop future observing systems and to define climate change research challenges, based on gaps and uncertainties identified by IPCC Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis) and Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability) in their latest assessments.

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