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The ICOS Switzerland network consists of one atmosphere and one ecosystem station. Both of them are unique in terms of their geographical location, site history and relevance for national and international research. With these two measurement stations at exceptional locations, ICOS Switzerland provides essential data to ICOS from the central part of the Alps.

The Jungfraujoch station, located at 3,580 metres above sea level, is the highest measurement station within ICOS. Its unique location allows the unravelling of different greenhouse gas sources and sink areas over a large part of Central Europe. The Davos station (1639 metres above sea level) is the only subalpine spruce forest within ICOS and is one of the oldest ecosystem flux sites globally.

The ICOS Switzerland network consists of six partners: ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology EMPA, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, the University of Bern, the University of Basel and the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss.

Contact ICOS Switzerland

ICOS Switzerland Focal Point
Nina Buchmann, Professor
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
contact-switzerland (at) lists.icos-ri.eu