CP Projects and cooperative activities

ICOS Carbon Portal participates in several co-operations. For most of the projects, Carbon Portal is participating through ICOS-RIThis list gives an overview of running and closed projects and activities

RINGO,  Jan 2017-Dec 2020
The EU Horizon 2020 project Readiness of ICOS for Necessities of integrated Global Observations (RINGO) aims to further develop the ICOS RI and maintain scientific, technical and managerial progress and by deepening the integration into global observation and data.
EOSC Hub, Jan 2018- Dec 2020
EOSC-hub is a H2020 EINFRA12 (A) project from a consortium of 74 partners under the coordination of EGI, EUDAT and INDIGO-DataCloud. The EOSC-hub mission is to contribute to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) implementation, enabling seamless and open access to a system of research data and services provided across nations and multiple disciplines. Together with the Research Infrastructure eLTER, ICOS forms a competence center on the management of measurement station information.
CHE, Oct 2017-Oct 2020
This H2020 Coordination and Support Action project will explore the development of a European system to monitor human activity related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the world. Such capacity is vital to support Europe’s leading role in worldwide action to address climate change. The CO2 Human Emissions (CHE) project brings together a consortium of 22 European institutes.
WMO GAW Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) is envisioned as an observationally based information system for determining trends and distributions of GHGs in the atmosphere and the ways in which they are consistent or not with efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. IG3IS is not designed to check compliance with regulations, but rather to provide information on policy- and management-relevant scales and ensure that the information provided is consistent with a global network of high quality observations and models.
ICOS ERIC is coordinating the GEO Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Initiative (GEO-C) Initiative within the framework of GEO. It is a joint effort of the participating organisations to reach a coordinated system of observations of carbon and other greenhouse gases. Aim is to establish a common platform to plan joint strategies and implement joint activities. It runs the GEOSS data portal. Read more on ICOS-RI webpage
VERIFY, Feb 2018-Dec 2022
Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases (VERIFY) aims to deliver a portfolio of synthesis products on GHG fluxes (measurements, models, integration methods, and uncertainties) to the Global Carbon Project, IPCC (including the Task Force on Inventories), UNFCCC negotiators and inventory compilers, and the Future Earth Programme. ICOS is participating with the option to carry the underlying database and data-management to future operations.
SEACRIFOG, Mar 2017-Feb 2020
ICOS ERIC is a major partner of the EU Horizon 2020 Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Observations (SEACRIFOG) project. SEACRIFOG focuses on the design of an adaptive concept for a pan-African observational system on radiative forcing (GHG and aerosols), with a special emphasis on land-use, land-use change and climate-smart agriculture. Through the project, ICOS will widen its network of partner infrastructures on the African continent.
SITES - Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science
SITES is a Swedish national infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research. SITES contributes to long-term, field-based ecosystem research by offering an infrastructure and competence to attract and support Swedish as well as international researchers. The infrastructure is a collaboration between nine research stations: Abisko, Tarfala, Svartberget, Röbäcksdalen, Grimsö, Erken, Asa, Skogaryd and Lönnstorp. The data management system supporting the collection and storing of fielddata is developed in parallel with the ICOS-CP data system.
The European Environment Agency (EEA/EC) is supporting a co-operation of the ICOS-RI represented by Lund University Carbon Portal with the Copernicus CAMS. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has been developed to collect enhanced atmospheric environmental information. The information is presented to support policymakers, business and citizens with state of the art situation of the European environment.
ENVRIplus, May 2015-May 2019
ICOS ERIC is the coordinating institution in the ENVRIplus H2020 project. The project is the current manifestation of the ENVRI community of environmental Research Infrastructure cluster in Europe, and is coordinating the joint development and cross pollination of technical, cultural and policy development in Europe. ICOS is a strong partner in the technical developments associated with remote field stations, and especially in the data-oriented activities. Regarding the data activities the ICOS Carbon Portal is active in several work packages.
EUDAT2020March 2015 – Feb 2018
EUDAT2020’s vision is to enable European researchers and practitioners from any research discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment, as part of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI). One of the main ambitions of EUDAT2020 was to bridge the gap between research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures through an active engagement strategy, using the communities that are in the consortium as EUDAT beacons and integrating others through innovative partnerships.