ICOS France

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The ICOS France network consists of 24 stations of which 18 are Ecosystem stations, five Atmosphere stations and one is an Ocean station. ICOS France manages the Atmosphere Thematic Centre (ATC) located at Saclay and a part of the Ecosystem Thematic Centre (ETC) at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE).

The country network of stations covers the main land use types (crops, grasslands, temperate and tropical forests, and peatlands) and spans over temperate, alpine, Mediterranean and tropical climates. The ICOS France network includes a range of management practices from annual crops to grazed or mowed meadows, fast growing pine forest plantations to managed broadleaved forests, peatland and unmanaged pristine forests. Innovative measurement methods and techniques are developed and tested at ICOS French stations. The Ocean network includes a merchant ship which sails from France to Brazil.

The French ICOS consortium includes the main national research partners concerned with the carbon and greenhouse gas cycles: the National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA), the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS-INEE and INSU), the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), among others.

France Station Network

ICOS France stations in the map. Hover over the stations and the ship lines for more details.

Contact ICOS France

ICOS France Focal Point
Denis Loustau
National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA
contact-france (at) lists.icos-ri.eu
+33 678 197 399