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ACCENT Atmospheric Composition Change, The European Network of Excellence
ACMSU Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Support Unit
AIMES Analysis, Integration & Modeling of the Earth System
APPRAISE Aerosol Properties, Processes & Influences on the Earth’s Climate
ARC-NZ Australian Research Council & Landcare Research New Zealand
ARF Advanced Research Fellowship
ASM Annual Science Meeting
BADC British Atmospheric Data Centre
BAS British Antarctic Survey
BBSRC Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
BGS British Geological Survey
C4MIP Coupled Carbon Cycle-Climate Model Intercomparison Project
CarboEurope EU Integrated Project: Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance
CASIX Centre for observation of Air-Sea Interactions & fluXes
CCBA The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance
CCDAS Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System
CCMAP Carbon Cycle Modelling, Assimilation & Prediction
CEA Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique
CEFAS Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
CEH Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
CEOSA Climate, Energy & Ozone; Science & Analysis (Defra Research theme)
CGAM Centre for Global Atmospheric Modelling
CLASSIC Climate & Land Surface Systems Interaction Centre
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
CPB Centre for Population Biology
CTCD Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics (Sheffield)
DARC Data Assimilation Research Centre
Defra Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
DESIRE Dynamics of the Earth System in the Ice core Record
DFID Department for International Development
DIC Dissolved Inorganic Carbon
DIVERSITAS An International Programme of Biodiversity Science
DMS Dimethyl sulphide
DMWG Data Management Working Group
DON Dissolved Organic Nitrogen
DPETM Dynamics of the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
DTU Aqua National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark
EA Environment Agency
ECF European Climate Forum
EMBM Energy-Moisture Balance Model
ENSEMBLES EU project: ENSEMBLE-based Predictions of Climate Changes & their Impacts
EO Centres Earth Observation Centres
EPOC Environnements et Paléoenvironnements OCéaniques (CNRS/INSU)
ERFF Environment Research Funders' Forum
ESA Earth System Atlas
ESM Earth System Model
ESSC Environmental Systems Science Centre
ESSP Earth System Science Partnership (= IGBP, IHDP, WCRP, & Diversitas)
EurOceans European Network of Excellence for Ocean Ecosystems Analysis
FAMOUS Fast Met Office/UK Universities simulation (lower resolution climate model)
FireMAFS Fire Modelling & Forecasting System
FREE Flood Risk from Extreme Events (NERC programme)
GCM General Circulation Model (global climate model)
GCP Global Carbon Project
GECAFS Global Environmental Change & Food Security (ESSP)
GEIA Global Emissions Inventory Activity
GENIE Grid-enabled Integrated Earth System Model (fast model)
GERC Global Environmental Research Committee
GFA Envest Environmental Investment
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GLOBEC Global Marine Ecosystems Study
GLP Global Land Project
GOOS (T, C) Global Ocean (Terrestrial, Carbon) Observing System
GSI Global Scale Impacts
GWP Global Water Project
HD Human Dimensions
HYMN Hydrogen, Methane & Nitrogen Project
IAB International Advisory Board
IHDP International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
IGBP International Geosphere Biosphere Programme
IIASA The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
ILEAPS Integrated Land Ecosystem - Atmosphere Processes Study
IMBER Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry & Ecosystem Research
INQUA International Union for Quaternary Research
INSU Institut National des Science de l’Univers (a CNRS institute)
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPSL Institut Simon-Pierre Laplace
IRD Institut de recherche pour le développement
JIFor Joint Implementation initiative for forestry-based climate mitigation
JULES Joint Land Surface model
KCL King’s College London
KT Knowledge transfer
LGGE Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement
LGM Last Glacial maximum
LOICZ Land-Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone
LSCE Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement
LSHTM London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
LWEC Living With Environmental Change (NERC)
MarQUEST Marine Biogeochemistry & Ecosystem Initiative in QUEST
MEGAN Model of Emissions of Gases & Aerosols from Nature
MH Mid-Holocene
NCAS National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences
NCEO National Centre for Earth Observation
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
NIEeS NERC institute for Excellence in e-Science
NOCS National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Oceans 2025 NERC Centres & Collaborative Centres in Marine Science (joint strategy)
OSC Open Science Conference
OU The Open University
PAGES Past Global Changes
PalaeoQUMP PalaeoQuantifying Uncertainties in Model Prediction
PDRA Post Doctoral Research Assistant
PETM Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (55 Ma before present)
PFT Plant (or plankton) functional type
PIMMS Pinatubo Interdisciplinary Multi-Model Study
PMIP Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project
PML Plymouth Marine Laboratory
POL Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (Liverpool)
POST Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology
QESM QUEST Earth system model
QPFT QUEST dynamic marine biogeochemistry model with Plankton Functional Types
QUAAC QUEST Atmospheric Aerosols & Chemistry
QUATERMASS Quantifying the potential of terrestrial biomass
QUAVIDA Quaternary fire, vegetation & climate change in Australasia
QUERCC Quantifying Ecosystem Roles in the Carbon Cycle
QESDI QUEST Earth System Data Initiative
QUMP Quantifying Uncertainties in Model Prediction
RAPID NERC Directed Programme Rapid Climate Change
RSPB The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
SEDMIP Sediment modeling intercomparison project
SISB Science & Innovation Strategy Board
SLG Scientific Liaison Group
SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study
TSEC Towards a Sustainable Energy Economy  (EPSRC/NERC/ESRC)
Tyndall Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (NERC/ESRC/EPSRC)
UCL University College London
UEA University of East Anglia
UK SOLAS* UK Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (HQ & part of IGBP SOLAS)
UKCA UK Chemistry & Aerosols model
UKCIP UK Climate Impacts Programme (Defra)
UKERC UK Energy Research Centre
UM Unified Model (Met Office & Hadley Centre climate/weather model)
UNC, USA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization
UNESCO-IHE UNESCO Institute of Water Education
UVIC University of Victoria, Canada
VOC Volatile organic compounds
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WG Working group
WGCM Working Group on Coupled Modelling
WRI World Resources Institute
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature