Meer lezen in het Nederlands? Hoe, wat en waarom van ICOS-nl (pdf).
ICOS is a distributed observation network to monitor the European carbon and net greenhouse gas balance. It consists of a large number of high precision observatories for greenhouse gas concentrations and exchange fluxes all over Europe and central facilities that process and integrate all data. Following the progress of emission reductions and changes in the (semi)natural fluxes of greenhouse gases is essential to improve Earth System science and to evaluate and develop climate change abatement policies.
View from Cabauw tower over the Netherlands
- The proposed network in the Netherlands will have unprecedented resolution, needed to handle the complex and intense flux densities in this region. ICOS-nl will test and contribute unique data assimilation tools to provide higher level data products essential to the ICOS stakeholders and society
- An emission rich and energy intensive region like the Netherlands requires a dedicated and local network of observations and very high resolution modeling. ICOS-nl will provide exactly this.
- The ICOS products will reduce the uncertainties of current and future emission estimates of greenhouse gases and will allow better design of energy and agricultural systems. Clear visual products showing the development carbon and greenhouse budgets of cities, regions, nations and Europe as a whole will raise public awareness to our responsibility towards a sustainable society and allow early warning for future changes e.g. due to emerging climate change.
|PI||Han Dolman||Harro Meijer||Alex Vermeulen||Maarten Krol||Eddy Moors||Thomas Röckmann||Fred Bosveld||Sander Houweling|
|GEO Group on Earth Observations|
|ICOS InWire FP7|
|Carboschools education project|
|TTorch ESF Network|