The SST-VC serves as the formal link between GHRSST and the broader CEOS community. At the highest level, it provides a means for CEOS to present to GHRSST its needs and requirements, and for GHRSST to present its needs directly to the global community of space agencies. In addition, there are several thematic connections between GHRSST and CEOS that take place at the working group level (for example, between the GHRSST Climate Data Record TAG and the CEOS Working Group on Climate). After developing an SST-VC proposal according to the CEOS SIT process, the SST-VC Implementation plan was endorsed by the CEOS SIT in 2012.
The SST-VC Implementation Plan is a working document capturing the strategic aims ands activities of the SST-VC.