GAWSIS is being developed and maintained by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss in collaboration with the WMO GAW Secretariat, the GAW World Data Centres and other GAW representatives to improve the management of information about the GAW network of ground-based stations. The application is presently hosted by the Swiss Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research Empa.
GAWSIS provides the GAW community and other interested people with an up-to-date, searchable data base of
site descriptions, measurements programs and data available, contact people, bibliographic references. Linked data collections are hosted at the World Data Centers of the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch.
Currently GAW coordinates activities and data from 29 Global stations, more than 400 Regional stations, and around 100 Contributing stations operated by Contributing networks. More than 80 countries actively host GAW stations