The Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (SSC-EPAC)
The Reaearch Board and its Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (EPAC SSC) oversee the implementation of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme. GAW provides international leadership in research and capacity development in atmospheric composition observations and analysis through maintaining and applying long-term systematic observations of the chemical composition and related physical characteristics of the atmosphere, emphasizing quality assurance and quality control, and delivering integrated products and services related to atmospheric composition of relevance to users. The EPAC SSC takes the responsibility for the programme's strategic leadership and coordinates cross-cutting thematic activities and overarching activities in GAW. To learn more about the activities of the GAW Programme, please visit the GAW activity area. The EPAC SSC ensures global representativeness in terms of region and gender in all GAW structures. In support of the overarching mission of WMO, GAW supports WMO to effectively assist Member countries in their quest for sustainable development.
GAW currently consists of Expert Teams who address technical aspects of the research infrastructure and are in close collaboration with the Commision on Infrastructure. The GAW Scientific Advisory Groups have the mandate to advance our scientific understanding of atmospheric composition. The GAW Initiatives Steering Committees facilitate the translation of science to services. The interaction of these groups are visualized below. The detailed Terms of Reference of each group can be found on the governance page of the respective group that you find under related groups below.