Global Basic Observing Network (GBON)

The Global Basic Observing Network (GBON) is a fundamental element of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System that responds to the geographical inconsistencies in availability of internationally exchanged data, in support of weather forecasts. GBON introduces a new approach in which the basic surface-based observing network implemented by WMO Members is designed, defined and monitored at the global level. GBON works to improve the availability of the essential surface-based  observational data, which are expected to enhance the quality of weather forecasts, thus helping improve the safety and well-being of citizens throughout the world and bring socioeconomic benefits. 

GBON is a radical overhaul of the international exchange of observational data, which underpin all weather, climate and water services and products. The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF) also facilitates implementation of GBON in the Least Developed Countries and the Small Island Developing States to generate and internationally exchange the required GBON station data.

Global Basic Observing Network (GBON) Community site