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Integrated Carbon Observation System

Objective

The ICOS project will build an infrastructure for co-ordinated, 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 co-ordination, calibration and data 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. The overarching objectives of ICOS are: To provide the long-term observations required to improve understanding of the present state and future behavior of the global carbon cycle and greenhouse gas emissions, and the factors that control the changing atmospheric composition in greenhouse gases. To monitor and assess the effectiveness of carbon sequestration and/or greenhouse gases emission reduction activities on global atmospheric composition levels, including attribution of sources and sinks by region and sector at atmospheric and ecosystem level. These objectives will be achieved by: Establishing a central facility, the ICOS-centre, which is responsible for co-ordination, calibration and data handling. Maintaining a co-ordinated, integrated, long-term high-quality network of atmospheric and ecosystem observations. Improving access to existing and future atmospheric and ecosystem data for research, and forpolitical decisions. Improving access to state-of-the-art facilities for ecosystem measurements for the European research community. Providing European terrestrial ground-truth data for the validation of emerging remotely sensed datasets on atmospheric composition and land cover as provided e.g. by GMES. Contributing the European share to a global greenhouse gas observation network under IGCO and UNFCCC. (Total characters: 1843)

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science/land-based treatment

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 691 789,55
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Garrec (Ms.)

Participants (20)

Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 616 999
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Bauer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 607 369,21
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Barbini (Mr.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 478 420,48
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karolin Thomas (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rob Neutelings (Dr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 194 869,60
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 869,82
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 19 999,37
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antoine Weexsteen (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anders Lindroth (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lizi Keinicke Christensen (Ms.)
SJ BERWIN LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Queen Street Place 10
EC4R 1BE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramon Garcia-Gallardo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leen Verreydt (Ms.)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles R. Darwin 14
46980 Paterna, Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dora Cabrera (Ms.)
CENTRUM VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dalibor Janous (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Buchmann (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 9 999,18
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jea-Louis Rigal (Mr.)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Sivert Svinland (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Talia Tzahor (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Ulica Wojska Polskiego 28
60 637 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janusz Olejnik (Prof.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 260 680
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)