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
ATC ICOS Atmosphere Thematic Centre
CAL ICOS Central Analytical Laboratory
CFs ICOS Central Facilities, i.e., ATC, ETC, OTC, CAL
CH4 Methane
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
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
GHG Greenhouse gases
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
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
KPI Key Performance Indicator
MSAs Monitoring Station Assemblies for ICOS ERIC Member countries’ Atmosphere station, Ecosystem station and Ocean station networks
N2O Nitrous oxide
NNs ICOS National Networks
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
RI Research Infrastructure
SAB Scientific Advisory Board
SBSTA Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice
SF6 Sulphur hexafluoride
SOCAT Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas
TCs Thematic Centres for Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean observations (ATC, ETC and OTC)
UNFCCC United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change
VOS Voluntary Observation Ships
WMO World Meteorological Organisation