IGACO links to several international programmes. The most important ones are the parent programme IGOS (Integrated Global Observing Strategy), and the GAW (Global Atmospheric Watch) programme of WMO.
IGOS is a partnership, specifically (Excerpt from the IGOS WWW pages):
GAW and IGACO can be taken as serving the Atmospheric Chemistry element of IGOS.
- a framework for decisions and resource allocation by individual funding agencies,
- providing governments with improved understanding of the need for global observations through the
- presentation of an overarching view of current system capabilities and limitations - thereby helping to reduce unnecessary duplication of observations."
In preparing the IGACO Theme Report, the work was co-chaired by WMO and ESA. Those organisations also hold co-chairs for the IGACO Implementation Team.
For IGACO structure see the Introduction. More links to related organisations and programmes can be found in the subpages.