ICOS operations are coordinated by ICOS ERIC, which is a specific legal entity for European Research Infrastructures created by the European Commission. ICOS ERIC is one of the 21 currently existing ERICs and it's head office is located in Helsinki, Finland.
ICOS ERIC consists of the Head Office, coordinating the research infrastructure's operations, and the Carbon Portal, collecting and distributing ICOS data and derived products, as well as of Director General, Research Infrastructure Committee, General Assembly, and Scientific and Ethical Advisory Boards.
The Director General carries out the day-to-day management of ICOS ERIC and is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly. The Director General is responsible for managing the staff and activities of the Head Office and the Carbon Portal. The current Director General of ICOS ERIC is Dr Werner Kutsch.
ICOS Head Office is the organisational hub of the entire ICOS research infrastructure. The Head Office enables a coherent function of ICOS throughout its highly distributed structure by managing, informing and representing the research infrastructure.
Carbon Portal acts as the platform for the observational data and elaborated data products of the ICOS research infrastructure. It is a ‘one-stop shop’ for all ICOS data products, a place where ICOS data, along with ancillary data, can be openly accessed by anyone. The Director of Carbon Portal is Alex Vermeulen.
Research Infrastructure Committee
The representatives of the Head Office, Carbon Portal, Central Facilities and Monitoring Station Assemblies form a high-level advisory body called the Research Infrastructure Committee (RI Committee), which advises the Director General and the General Assembly on scientific and organisational matters concerning the research infrastructure.
Members of the ICOS RI Committee
|Katri Ahlgren||Head of Communications, ICOS ERIC Head Office|
|Paolo Cristofanelli||Co-Chair, ICOS Atmosphere Monitoring Station Assembly|
|Bert Gielen||Executive Committee member, ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre|
|Thanos Gkritzali||Chair, ICOS Ocean Monitoring Station Assembly|
|Samuel Hammer||Head, ICOS Central Radiocarbon Laboratory|
|Susan Hartman||Co-Chair, ICOS Ocean Monitoring Station Assembly|
|Armin Jordan||Head, ICOS Flask and Calibration Laboratory|
|Werner Kutsch (Chair)||Director General, ICOS ERIC|
|Harry Lankreijer||Management and science, ICOS Carbon Portal|
|Dario Papale||Director, ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre|
|Michel Ramonet||Senior Scientist, ICOS Atmosphere Thematic Centre|
|Janne Rinne||Chair, ICOS Ecosystem Monitoring Station Assembly|
|Leonard Rivier||Director, ICOS Atmosphere Thematic Centre|
|Elena Saltikoff||Head of Operations, ICOS ERIC Head Office|
|Richard Sanders||Director, ICOS Ocean Thematic Centre|
|Lukas Siebicke||Co-Chair, ICOS Ecosystem Monitoring Station Assembly|
|Martin Steinbacher||Chair, ICOS Atmosphere Monitoring Station Assembly|
|Alex Vermeulen||Director, ICOS Carbon Portal|
|Focal Point, ICOS United Kingdom|
Situation in 15.6.2020
The General Assembly is the governing and decision-making body of ICOS ERIC. It is composed of representatives of the Member and Observer countries of ICOS ERIC.
Members of the ICOS General Assembly
|Belgium||Michele Oleo||Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI), Flemish Government|
|Belgium||Aline van der Werf||Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)|
|Czech Republic||Jiří Kolman||Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CzechGlobe)|
|Czech Republic||Michal Marek||Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CzechGlobe)|
|Czech Republic||Eva Slováková||Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic|
|Denmark||Line Bekker Poulsen||Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science|
|Denmark||Thomas Friborg (from Jan 1, 2021 onwards)||University of Copenhagen|
|Denmark||Kim Pilegaard (replaced by Thomas Friborg on Jan 1, 2021)||Technical University of Denmark|
|Denmark||Troels Rasmussen||Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science|
|Finland||Ritva Dammert||University of Helsinki|
|Finland||Petteri Kauppinen||Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture|
|Finland||Hannele Korhonen||Finnish Meteorological Institute|
|France||Bruno Blanke||National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)|
|France||Thierry Caquet||French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)|
|France||Jean-Marie Flaud (Chair)||French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation|
|France||Valerie Moulin||The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commis-sion (CEA)|
|Germany||Christian Plass-Duelmer||German Weather Service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)|
|Italy||Cecilia Di Carlo||Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)|
|Italy||Gelsomina Pappalardo||National Research Council (CNR)|
|Italy||Lucia Perugini||Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)|
|The Netherlands||Bernard Westerop||Dutch Research Council (NWO)|
|Norway||Jon Børre Ørbæk||Research Council of Norway|
|Sweden||Magnus Friberg||Swedish Research Council|
|Sweden||Ulf Jonsell||Swedish Research Council|
|Sweden||Sara Moa||Swedish Research Council|
|Switzerland||Regine Röthlisberger||Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)|
|United Kindom||Douglas Connelly||National Oceanography Centre|
|United Kindom||Sophie Hodgson||UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)|
Situation in 16.11.2020
Scientific Advisory Board & Ethical Advisory Board
The General Assembly has established two external bodies to provide advice on scientific and ethical matters: the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the Ethical Advisory Board (EAB).
The role of the SAB is to give feedback and make recommendations to develop ICOS research infrastructure's activities on the scientific level, to advise ICOS ERIC on objectives in achieving the scientific goals of the ICOS, to provide programmatic support by commenting at overall science plans and directions, and to analyse the scientific results and impact of the ICOS RI. The role of the EAB is to advise and periodically report on ethical issues, such as scientific ethics, data-related ethical issues, discrimination issues or any kind of conflict of interest.
Members of the ICOS Scientific Advisory Board
|Anna Michalak (Chair)||Interim Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science|
|Ankur Desai (Co-Chair)||Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|James Butler||Director, NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory|
|Sonia Seneviratne||Professor, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich|
|Rik Wanninkhof||Senior Scientist, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory|
Situation in 15.6.2020