Scientifically ICOS aims to:
  • Track carbon and GHG fluxes in Europe and adjacent regions by monitoring the ecosystems, the atmosphere and the oceans through integrated networks,
  • Provide the long-term observations required to understand the present state and predict future behaviour of the global carbon cycle and greenhouse gas emissions,
  • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of carbon sequestration and/or greenhouse gas emission reduction activities on global atmospheric composition levels, including attribution of sources and sinks by region and sector.

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