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The ICOS Netherlands network comprises of two atmosphere stations and one ecosystem station. ICOS Netherlands also plays an important role in the Carbon Portal, providing a multitude of data services for all Europe. 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.

The three ICOS stations in The Netherlands comprise one ecosystem flux station and two atmosphere stations with established long-records. Together they serve as anchor points in the European network, covering the greenhouse gas exchange of a characteristic forest type as well as concentration fields that represent 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.

The Dutch Consortium ICOS Netherlands consists of ten universities and knowledge institutes: the VU University Amsterdam (coordination), the University of Groningen, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Wageningen University, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra), Utrecht University, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ), and TNO Research.

Netherlands Station Network

ICOS Netherlands stations in the map. Hover over the stations for more details.

Contact ICOS Netherlands

ICOS Netherlands Focal Point
Bart Kruijt
Wageningen University
The Netherlands
contact-netherlands (at) lists.icos-ri.eu
+31 317 486 440