ICOS United Kingdom

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The ICOS United Kingdom network, ICOS UK, consists of five stations, of which three are ocean stations, one is ecosystem station and one is atmosphere station. ICOS UK also co-coordinates the Ocean Thematic Centre of ICOS.

With its atmosphere stations, ICOS UK is able to determine the entire greenhouse gas budget of the UK and to quantify the impact of urban landscapes on this budget. ICOS UK measures in the major ecosystem types that have a significant impact on natural and human-caused greenhouse gas cycling: forests, peatlands and grasslands. The Auchencorth Moss station is part of a sensitive peatland ecosystem in central southern Scotland and it is valuable monitoring location for indicating environmental change.

ICOS UK is formed by six institutes: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Exeter and University of East Anglia.

ICOS UK station network


Contact ICOS United Kingdom

ICOS UK Focal Point
Andrew Watson, Professor
University of Exeter
United Kingdom
contact-uk (at) lists.icos-ri.eu
+44 1392 7237 92