Part 1 Progress in space sensors and data systems for global change: mission to planet Earth, S.G. Tilford et al; the plans of the European space agency for Earth observation, P. Goldsmith and C.J. Readings; progress of Japan's Earth observation satellites, Y. Haruyama; IMG, interferometric measurement of greenhouse gases from space, T. Ogawa et al; the French programme in Earth observations from space, I. Revah; national satellite systems capabilities relevant to climate studies, A.V. Karpov; the current status of operational satellite products for climate studies, G. Ohring. Part 2 Radiation budget and cloud studies and enhanced greenhouse effect detection: global temperature monitoring from space, R.W. Spencer; radiation budget measurements for the eighties and nineties, G.L. Smith et al; the influence of clouds on Earth radiation budget - a regional study - the North Sea, F.H. Berger; remote sensing of cloud optical depth with AVHRR and ground-based observation, Da-ren Lu et al; simple method to estimate the surface radiation balance using METEOSAT images, A. Rimoczi-Paal et al; recalibration of the advanced very high resolution radiometer for climate change research, C.R.N. Rao et al; normalization of multi-annual global AVHRR reflectance data over land surfaces to common sun-target-sensor geometry, G.G. Gutman. Part 3 Global energy and water cycles: the global energy budget and satellite observations, T.H. Vonder Haar; assimilation of satellite data in models for energy and water cycle research, A.C. Lorenc; global scale observation of the Earth for climate studies, A. Chedin et al. Part 4 Large-scale processes at the ocean and land/atmosphere interfaces: remote sensing of seasonal and annual variation of equatorial new production - a model for global estimates, R. Dugdale et al; the role of airborne eddy correlation measurements in global change studies, J.A. Ritter et al. Part 5 Middle atmosphere change: ATLAS-1 and middle atmosphere global change, M.R. Torr; coupling between middle atmosphere trend estimates and solar effects in ozone vertical structure, G.M. Keating et al; features of ozone distribution obtained from NIMBUS-7 TOMS data around typhoons, F. Hiruma et al. Part 6 Use of satellite data for global change research in developing countries: space science in developing countries, P.N. Okeke et al; assessment of global environment using microwave radiometry, A.K. Keshari and R.P. Singh.