In May 2016, the Sonnblick Observatory received the confirmation from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to upgrade the GAW status from regional to global. GAW stands for Global Atmosphere Watch and is a program of the WMO. Thus, the Sonnblick Observatory is one of the approximately 40 global stations that are distributed around the world and collect important data in the climate sector. This reevaluation once again shows how important the measurement location at 3,106m altitude is, not only regionally but also globally.