Long-term measurements of greenhouse gas exchanges
High-quality measurements over wide regions are vital for understanding the mechanisms of global climate change. The aim of ICOS is to provide information on greenhouse gas fluxes through a standardized network of research stations. All ICOS stations follow identical technical protocols within each of the three categories available: Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean stations. The measurement results are thoroughly controlled before being made available through the Carbon Portal.
A science-driven European research infrastructure
ICOS Sweden is the national contribution to a joint European research infrastructure. ICOS RI comprises multiple national networks of research stations as well as several central facilities to ensure standardization and high quality data. It is a science-driven organization involving hundreds of scientists, operating more than 150 stations in 13 European countries.
Covering most Swedish nature types
ICOS Sweden perform measurements from representative Nordic ecosystems. All ICOS Sweden stations are staffed and the quality controlled data is delivered and accessible at the ICOS Carbon Portal.
Already working side by side with ACTRIS, SITES and NordSpec at several stations, ICOS Sweden is aiming at increase co-location with other actors and thereby creating multisites, beneficial for researchers in the field as well as data users.