About & contacts

The Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS, is a European-wide greenhouse gas research infrastructure. ICOS produces standardised data on greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, as well as on carbon fluxes between the atmosphere, the earth and oceans. This information is being used by scientists as well as by decision makers in predicting and mitigating climate change. The high-quality and open ICOS data is based on the measurements from over 168 stations across 16 European countries.

> ICOS in a nutshell

ICOS is the European pillar of a global greenhouse gas observation system.

> Organisation & governance

ICOS is a distributed research infrastructure, which means the key functions are shared and distributed among the member countries.

> Opportunities

ICOS offers many opportunities to scientists and students in the field.

> Careers
> ICOS Summer School

> Join ICOS network

ICOS fosters Europe’s scientific competence and competitiveness by strategically pooling available resources linked to greenhouse gas measurements.

> Benefits of being in ICOS
> Process for countries
> Process of stations

> Contact us

Find the relevant contact people and get in touch with us.

> Head Office and Central Facilities
> National Networks
> For media
> Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
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