8th Session of the Global Terrestrial Network – Hydrology (GTN-H)

The 8th session of the GTN-H will be held from 20 to 21 June 2017 in Koblenz, Germany.

The session will be held back to back to the GRDC Steering Committee meeting from 22-23 June 2017 at the same location.

Background Information

GTN-H is recognized by WMO´s Technical Commission for Hydrology (CHy), and its federated data centres have played a vital role in the development of the GCOS Implementation Plan including its Rolling Review Requirements undertaken by its Terrestrial Observation Panel on Climate (TOPC). GTN-H is likewise recognized by the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS) and in particular with reference to its role in the Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations Community of Practice (IGWCO-CoP).

Data and information provided by GTN-H global data centres continue to be essential sources for information for UN, regional and national programmes and projects in support of development and science. The role of GTN-H and promoting access to data and information becomes more critical in support of programs supported by UN-Water, the Global Framework for Climate Services, GCOS, GEOSS and an increasing number of research and development projects. Likewise, GTN-H is a component of WMO´s Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS).GTN-H 8th Panel Session – Annotated Agenda 30-3-17