|Type of Structure:||network / framework activity|
|Parent Organisations:||FAO.UN, ICSU, UNEP.UN, UNESCO.UN, WMO.UN|
|Child Organisations:||GLORIA, ILTER, MRI
No more in operation: IGOS
|Duration :||0 to present|
|Contact Address:||no office contact defined|
General information and objectivesThe central mission of GTOS is to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with the data needed to detect, quantify, locate and give early warning of changes (especially reductions) in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development and improvements in human welfare, and to help advance our understanding of such changes. It should be accomplished through the development of an equitable partnership between generators and users that meets both the short term needs of national governments and the longer term needs of the global change research community.