This week, the ICOS Cities project brought together scientists and city representatives from all over Europe in a hybrid meeting in Zurich, one of the pilot cities in the project. A mix of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, games and dinner events gave the participants a great opportunity to connect and intensify the collaboration. In all the pilot cities, the project is advancing more or less according to plans. The Zurich sites have already been up and running for months, soon all the Paris sites will be operational and also in Munich the installations are advancing.
The cooperation between the teams has been very fruitful: “In Munich, the CO2 sensors were built by hand in a record time of 1.5 years, thanks to a close collaboration between ICOS Cities experts from Munich, Paris and Zurich, with knowledge of different measurement techniques and representing different fields. The collaboration in this project is truly unique,” says Samuel Hammer, Head of ICOS Central Radiocarbon Laboratory and co-leader of ICOS Cities work package 3.
In the picture from left to right: Vera Rodrigues (University of Aveiro, Portugal) Amewu Antoinette Mensah (City of Zurich) and Emmanuel Salmon (ICOS ERIC)