RINGO, 'Readiness of ICOS for Necessities of Integrated Global Observations' is a 4-year H2020 project. RINGO has 43 partners in 19 countries and consists of 5 work packages with specific emphasis on the further development of the readiness of ICOS Research Infrastructure (ICOS RI) to foster its sustainability.
ICOS Sweden partners Lund University, Uppsala University and Gothenburg University participated in Work Package Deliverable 1.4: Requirements for the monitoring of land-ocean carbon fluxes at pan-European scale.
Drought 2018 research initiative
In September 2020, several scientific studies on the impact of the extremely dry summer 2018 on nature and crops were published in scientific journal Philosophical Transactions B. The 17 studies represent the work of over 200 scientists within the ICOS research infrastructure, representing all European top universities and research institutes. ICOS Sweden partners are among these scientists and two of the papers’ main authors are Swedish researchers. Our forest and mire stations delivered data to several of the studies.
ATMO-ACCESS is the organized response of distributed atmospheric research facilities ACTRIS, ICOS and IAGOS for developing a pilot for a new model of Integrating Activities. The project will deliver a series of recommendations for establishing a comprehensive and sustainable framework for access to distributed atmospheric Research Infrastructures (RI), ensuring integrated access to and optimised use of the services they provide.
ATMO-ACCESS will open physical and remote access to 43 operational European atmospheric research facilities, including ground-based observation stations, simulation chambers, but also mobile facilities and central laboratories that are fundamental elements in distributed RIs. Our field station Hyltemossa is one of the field stations, comprising both the ACTRIS station at the site and our ICOS Atmosphere and Ecosystem stations.
Co-location with other Environmental Research Infrastructures
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.
Our field stations are located in the national research infrastructure SITES’ research stations SITES (www.fieldsites.se) is a national infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research and our stations Abisko-Stordalen, Svartberget, Degerö and Mycklemossen are located in the SITES field stations Abisko, Svartberget, and Skogaryd.
The Hyltemossa and Norunda field stations are presently hosting Swedish ACTRIS activities (www.actris.eu) including continuous measurements of short-lived atmospheric constituents, such as aerosols and trace gases.
NordSpec (nordspec.nateko.lu.se) is a research network collection of spectral data for ecosystem monitoring. NordSpec measurements are performed at or in connection to our stations Hyltemossa, Norunda, Skogaryd (Mycklemossen), Degerö and Abisko Stordalen.