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.
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 for UK ICOS: Professor Douglas Connelly
Specific role: To build up a good relationship between the national government and funding agencies and science community.
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