Integrated Carbon Observation System - ICOS

Facility/equipment: Equipment

  • Location

    Finland

Description

ICOS is an infrastructure for coordinated, integrated, long-term high quality observational data of the greenhouse balance of Europe and of adjacent key regions of Siberia and Africa. Consisting of a centre for coordination, calibration and data handling in conjunction with networks of atmospheric and ecosystem observations, ICOS is designed to create the scientific backbone for a better understanding and quantification of greenhouse gas sources and sinks and their feedback with climate change.

Type of research infrastructure

  • Equipment

Fields of Science and Free Keywords

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • 4112 Forestry

ESFRI thematic areas

  • Environmental Sciences