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Appendix C Acronyms BAS British Antarctic Survey ONES Centre National d' etudes Spatiales ENVTSAT ENVTronment SATellite EROS Earth Resources Observations Systems ERS European Remote-Sensing Satellite ESA European Space Agency EU European Union IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEMO Navy Earth Map Observer NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OMB Office of Management and Budget SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar SeaWiFS Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor SPOT Systeme Probatoire pour I'Observation de la Terre STDC Space Technology Development Corporation TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TOPEX Ocean TOPography EXperiment TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program USGS U.S. Geological Survey WMO World Meteorological Organization 99