Over 280 oral and poster presentations have been accepted and divided into 25 sessions across the three days of the ICOS Science Conference. Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be updated on a regular basis. The Science Conference Book of Abstracts (in a printable pdf format) will be published at the end of July. To stay updated on the latest development, you can subscribe to the ICOS Science Conference newsletter.
A new data product provides opportunities to model the European carbon budget at a high-resolution in near real-time. The fluxes, freely available from the ICOS Carbon Portal, can be used for near real-time monitoring and modeling, for example as a-priori flux product in a CO2 data-assimilation system. Read more here.
The ICOS Carbon Portal is the one-stop-shop for high-quality, verified, long-term, standardised datasets on greenhouse gas observations in Europe. During its five years of existence, the portal has seen a steady increase in the downloads of the datasets, starting from 4500 in 2017 and reaching over 420 000 in 2021, culminating with a near 66% increase from 2020.
ICOS and other ecosystem research infrastructures form a global network, called GERI, Global Ecosystem Research Infrastructure. It has now published its scientific rationale outlining how its federation of capabilities will, for the first time in history, allow scientists to tackle new societally and scientifically relevant questions at the global scale.
The ICOS Head Office has gained two new experts to work in project management and administration. Emilie Hachem brings expertise from the world of startups, while Tommi Pesonen brings his skills gained from banking and finances. Two new summer trainees, Marinella Smirniosand Peter Taggart, have also been hired to help organise the ICOS Science Conference.