ICOS abbreviations explained

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Here you can find the list of abbreviations used on the ICOS website and documents.

14C Radiocarbon
14CO2 Carbon dioxide containing a heavy isotope of carbon
AGU American Geophysical Union
ATC ICOS Atmosphere Thematic Centre
CAL ICOS Central Analytical Laboratory
CAMS Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
CEOS Earth Observation Satellites
CFs ICOS Central Facilities, i.e., ATC, ETC, OTC, CAL
CH4 Methane
CMCC Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COP The informal name for the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
CP ICOS Carbon Portal
CRL Central Radiocarbon Laboratory of CAL
DG Director General of the ICOS RI
DOI Digital Object Identifier
EAB ICOS Ethical Advisory Board
EGU The European Geosciences Union
ENVRI European Environmental Research Infrastructures
ERIC European Research Infrastructure Consortium
ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
ETC ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre
FCL Flask and Calibration Laboratory of CAL
FOS Fixed Ocean Stations
GA ICOS General Assembly
GAW Global Atmosphere Watch programme (WMO programme)
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GEO-C Group on Earth Observations-Carbon
GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems
GHGs Greenhouse gases
GLODAP The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project
GNI Gross National Income
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
H2020 Horizon 2020 (European Union framework programme)
HO ICOS Head Office
ICOS Integrated Carbon Observation System
ICOS2020SC ICOS Science Conference 2020 
ICOS RI ICOS Research Infrastructure
IG3IS Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISIC ICOS Interim Stakeholder Council
IW Internal Working data
KPI Key Performance Indicator
MFT Marine Flux Towers
MSAs Monitoring Station Assemblies for ICOS ERIC Member countries’ Atmosphere station, Ecosystem station and Ocean station networks
N2O Nitrous oxide
NNs ICOS National Networks
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRT Near-real-time
OTC ICOS Ocean Thematic Centre
pCO2 Partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the ocean
PI Principal Investigator of measurement station(s)
QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Research Infrastructure

RICOM Research Infrastructure COMmittee
SAB Scientific Advisory Board
SBSTA Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice
SF6 Sulphur hexafluoride
SOCAT Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas
SOOP Ship of Opportunity
TCs Thematic Centres for Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean observations (ATC, ETC and OTC)
UNFCCC United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change
WMO World Meteorological Organisation