Implementation of the Global Basic Observing Network (GBON)

Following adoption by the 2021 Extraordinary World Meteorological Congress of Technical Regulations for the Global Basic Observing Network (GBON) per Resolution 2 (Cg-Ext(2021)), now included in the Manual for the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), WMO-No. 1160, and to come into force on 1 January 2023, the Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (INFCOM) was tasked to develop technical guidelines, processes and procedures needed to ensure expedient and efficient implementation of GBON, and to prepare for effective performance and compliance monitoring of GBON.

In the meantime, the least developed Countries and SIDS will also have the opportunity to benefit from the Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF), which is based on GBON requirements.

The INFCOM management group at its meeting held on November 18,2021, decided to establish a Task Team on GBON Implementation, which would report directly to the Group. More information on GBON Implementation and activities of the task team could be found here. 

Other useful links include:

Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF)  

See also WDQMS to verify observing stations data availability compliance with GBON requirements