UK-Integrated Carbon Observation System

ICOS (the Integrated Carbon Observation System) is a European Research Infrastructure (RI) identified as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) process. It consists of a network of European observing systems operated at member state level and is underpinned by thematic centres (ocean, atmosphere and ecosystem [terrestrial biosphere]) and a centralized administration and database facility in Helsinki. The UK is supporting the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) jointly with Norway.


UK ICOS Committee 2019

Tim Arnold

Douglas Connelly

Matthew Dobson

Grant Forster

Sophie Hodgson

Vas Kittidis

Peter Levy

Alastair Lewis

Andrew Manning

Eiko Nemitz

Simon O'Doherty

Ute Schuster

Andrew Watson


UK ICOS Programme Management


National Focal Point for UK-ICOS science community: Prof. Andrew Watson, FRS
Specific role: Recognized by the community to be the liaison and communication point between the National Networks, scientists, funding agencies, other stakeholders and ICOS ERIC. 


National Stakeholder Focal Point UK-ICOS: Professor Richard Sanders
Specific role: To build up a good relationship between the national government and funding agencies and science community.