The ICOS Netherlands network comprises of two atmosphere stations and one ecosystem station. ICOS Netherlands has also an important role in the ICOS Carbon Portal, as it provides a large number of data services for the whole ICOS network. The Netherlands is lowland delta country which makes it unique in Western Europe. It has also a high population density, intense agricultural and strong concentration of urban and rural areas.
ICOS Netherlands station network covers the greenhouse gas exchange of a Scots pine forest as well as a region wider than the Netherlands.
The Loobos station is one of the longest-running greenhouse gas measurement towers in Europe and also in the world, running since 1996. Lutjewad station is a 60-meter tower at the edge of the Wadden Sea. The Cabauw station is a 200-meter tall tower in the western Netherlands peat meadow and river deposits region. The stations have a key role in the country-wide Ruisdael Observatory focused on greenhouse gas budgets, cloud formation, extreme weather and air pollution.
ICOS Netherlands network consists of ten universities and knowledge institutes: Wageningen University (coordination), VU University Amsterdam, University of Groningen, TNO Research, Wageningen Environmental Research, Utrecht University, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research. ICOS Netherlands is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
ICOS Netherlands station network
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ICOS Netherlands Focal Point
contact-netherlands (at) lists.icos-ri.eu
+31 317 486 440