Call for session proposals

We are excited to invite the scientific and research community to propose sessions for the ICOS Science Conference 2024!

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ICOS Science Conference 2024 will be a hybrid event held at the Versailles Palais des Congrès, France, and virtually on 10-12 September, 2024.

The overarching theme of the conference is "From GHG observations through science to services".

How to submit a session proposal

Please send your session proposal in the following format:

  • Title of the session
  • Name of convener/co-convener(s) (affiliation and email) willing to review abstracts
  • Session description (max. 200 words)

Send your submissions, along with any questions you may have, to our conference team via email at 

Submissions will be considered on their scientific merits and the significance of their respective themes. If accepted, they will be incorporated into the final programme.

The deadline for submissions is noon (12:00CET) in Thursday 23rd of November, 2023. 

Suggested Themes 

Proposed sessions could address (but are not limited to) themes such as:

  • GHG observations and carbon budgets
  • Urban observations
  • The effects of land-use and land-use change: 
    • Current view on best practices and their effect on climate on managed and agricultural lands
    • Wetland degradation & restoration
    • Land-ocean-atmosphere continuum 
  • Satellites and Remote sensing of GHGs 
  • Current GHG variability and extreme events:
    • Storms, floods, hurricanes
    • Hot spots & cool spots: droughts, ocean heat waves
  • Improved methodologies and technologies: 
    • Novel technologies in ocean observations
  • Carbon Dioxide removal: 
    • Nature based solutions for carbon removal 
    • Bioengineering, incl. industrial cooperation and ethical evaluation
  • GHG and social sciences: 
    • At the edge of the early transition phase in the societal change level: where are we now?
    • New ways to improve societal impact
  • Services:
    • Merging of ICOS Data with other RIs, data provides and data streams
    • Use of artificial intelligence integrating joint data streams
    • Novel, easy to use applications for data analysis and visualisation for decision makers and other end users
    • Role of ICOS in carbon credits and carbon removal certification 
    • New ways to improve societal impact
  • Policy
    • Looking towards COP29
    • Climate change mitigation in the future
  • Modeling greenhouse gas cycles and changes (including machine learning, neural networks and earth system modeling

NOTE: We can only facilitate a limited amount of sessions. Thus, the organisers reserve the right to select, combine or merge similar sessions into larger themes when seen fit.

We look forward to hearing from you!