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 Executive Board 2024

Doug Connelly (NOC)Sarah Webb (NERC/DSIT)
Grant Forster (UEA/NCAS)Vas Kitidis (PML)
Peter Levy (CEH)Alastair Lewis (NCAS)
Andrew Manning (UEA)Eiko Nemitz (CEH)
Simon O’Doherty (Bristol Uni) 

UK ICOS Programme Management

National Focal Point for UK-ICOS science community: Associate Professor Andrew Manning

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.

ICOS stations

Select a station on the map for more detail.

Ridge Hill Atmospheric Station Western Channel Observatory Weybourne Atmospheric Station Divis Atmospheric Station

ICOS Publicity

The new ICOS Handbook 2024 is now available.
The ICOS Handbook helps you to understand how we operate - how ICOS is organised, what and how we measure, and the role of the Thematic Centres and National Networks. It also describes the technical specifications of stations and the process of becoming a Member. The handbook aims to give a comprehensive overview of ICOS both for the people already within our community, as well as for countries considering membership.
We hope anyone interested in ICOS will find this handbook useful.

UK-ICOS Handbook 2024

In the spotlight

ICOS UK station: Auchencorth Moss, watch the video