ACSYS - Artic Climate System Study

AfriBASINS - African Integrated Regional Model River Basin Inputs to the Coastal Zone

AGU - American Geophysical Union

AIACC - Assessment of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors.

AMCEN African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

ANT - the Antarctic Region

APN - Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

ARC - the Arctic Region

AUSAID - Australian Agency for International Development

BAHC - Biosphere Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle

BMBF - German Ministry for Education and Research (translation)

CACGP - Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution

CEES - Central and Eastern European States

CEMO - Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology

CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency

CIRA - Center for Integrated Regional Assessment

CLIMAG - Climate Prediction and Agriculture

CLIVAR - Climate Variability and Predictability Research Programme

CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)

DAA - Development Assistance Agencies

DEBITS - Deposition of Biogeochemical Important Trace Species

DIS - Data and Information Systems

DIAL - Data and Information Access Link

DNDC - Denitrification-Decomposition

EC - European Commission

ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States

ENRICH - European Network for Research in Global Change

ENSO - El Nino Southern Oscillation

EOS - Earth Observing System

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (USA)

ETFRN - European Tropical Forest Research Network

FACE - Free Air CO, Enrichment

FCCC - Framework Convention on Climate Change

FMA - Applied Meteorology Foundation

FSM - Federal States of Micronesia

GAIM - Global Analysis, Interpretation and Modelling

GAME - GEWEX Asia Monsoon Experiment

GAW - Global Atmosphere Watch

GCM - General Circulation Model

GCM - Global Climate Models

GCP - Global Carbon Project

GCTE - Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosysteme

GECAFS - Global Environmental Change and Food Systems

GECP-Africa - Global Environmental Change Program in Africa

GECHS - Global Environmental Change and Human Security

GEF - Global Environment Facility

GEWEX - Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

GHG - Green House Gases

GIS - Geographic Information System

GIWA - Global International Waters Assessment

GOFC-GOLD - Global Observation for Forest & Land Cover Dynamics

GLOBEC - Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics

GLOWA - Global Change in the Hydrological Cycle

GTOS - Global Terrestrial Observing Systems

GWSP - Global Water Systems Project

IAI - Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

IAM - Integrated Assessment Modeling

IAMAS - International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

IAP - Institute of Atmospheric Physics(Chinese Academy of Sciences)

IASC - International Arctic Science Committee

IBP - International Biological Programme

ICSU - International Council of Scientific Unions

ICTP - International Center for Theoretical Physics

IDEAL - International Decade for the East African Lakes

IDEGC - Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

IFS - International Foundation for Science

IGAC - International Global Atmospheric Chemistry

IGBP - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

IGES - Institute for Global Environmental Studies

IGFA - International Group of Funding Agencies

IGU - International Geophysical Union

IHDP - International Human Dimensions Programme of Global Environmental Change

IHDW - International Human Dimensions Workshop

IIASA - International Institute for Applied System Analysis

INDOEX - Indian Ocean Experiment

INI - International Nitrogen Initiative

INQUA - International Union for Quaternary Research

IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN)

IPO - Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation

IRI - International Research Institute for Climate Prediction

IRRI - International Rice Research Institute

ISSC - International Social Science Council

IT - Industrial Transformation

JGOFS - Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

KNAS - Kenya National Academy of Sciences

LIPI - The Indonesian Institute of Science

LOICZ - Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zones

LSM - Land Surface Scheme Model

LUCC - Land Use Land Cover Change

LUTEA - Land Use in Temperate East Asia

MED - START's Mediterranean Regional Network

MEDCOM - Mediterranean Regional Committee for START

MEDIAS - Regional Research Network for the Mediterranean Basin and Subtropical Africa

MIOMBO - Cooperative Research Initiative into the Causes and Consequences of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in the Miombo Ecosystems of South Central Africa

MODIS - The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MRI - Mountain Research Initiative

NASA - National Aeronautic and Space Administration (USA)

NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA)

NGO - Non-Governmental Organization

NIH - National Institutes of Health (USA)

NIOO - Netherlands National Institute of Ecology (translation)

NIES - National Institutes for Environmental Studies (Japan)

NIS - Newly Independent States

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)

NORAD - Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation

NPL - National Physical Laboratory (India)

NRC - National Research Council

NREL - National Research and Ecology Laboratory

NSF - National Science Foundation (USA)

OCE - START Oceania Regional Network

OGP - Office of Global Programs (NOAA)

PACOM - START's Pan-African Regional Committee

PASS - Pan-African START Secretariat

PAGES - Past Global Changes

PEP III - The Afro-European Transect (PAGES)

PIC’s - Pacific Island Countries

RCM - Regional Climate Models

RIEMS - Regional Integrated Environmental Model System

RPC - Regional Policy Committee

RRC - Regional Research Centre (START)

RRN - Regional Research Network (START)

SADC - Southern African Development Community

SAFARI 2000 - Southern African Regional Science Initiative 2000

SafNET - Southern Africa Fire Network

SAP - Scientific Advisory Panel

SAIPO - South Asia IGAC Office

SARCS - Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START

SAS - START's South Asia Regional network

SASCOM - South Asia Regional Committee for START

SCAR - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

SCOR - Scientific Committee on Ocean Research

SCOWAR - Scientific Committee on Water Research

SDI - Sustainable Development Indicators

SDSS - Spatial Decision Support System

SEA - START's Southeast Asia Regional Network

SEA BASINS - South East Asia Integrated Regional Model River Basin Inputs to the Coastal Zone

SEA BIOTROP - South East Asia Ministers of Education Organization for Tropical Biology

SEARRIN - South East Asian Regional Research Information

SOI - Southern Oscillation Index

SOLAS - Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study

SPAF - Science Policy Advisory Forum

SPARC - Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate

SPCZ - South Pacific Convergence Zone

SPREP - South Pacific Regional Environment Programme

SSC - Scientific Steering Committee

START - global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training

STEI - Stockholm Environmental Institute

TEA - START's Temperate East Asia Regional Network

TEACOM - Temperate East Asia Regional Committee for START

TNH - Temperate Northern Hemisphere

TOGA - Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere

TSBF - Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme

TWAS - Third World Academy of Sciences

UN - United Nations

UNU - United Nations University

UNCED - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (also know as the Earth Summit)

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNEP - Untied Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

USAID - United States Agency for International Development

USCSP - United States Country Studies Program

USCCP - United States Climate Change Program

USGCRP - United States Global Change Research Program

US NSF - United States National Science Foundation

WCRP - World Climate Research Programme

WGNE - Working Group on Numerical Experimentation

WMO - World Meteorological Organization

WOCE - World Ocean Circulation Experiment

WOTRO - The Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (Translation)

WWF - World Wildlife Fund


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