In total, the UK contribution to ICOS can be broken down into the following constituent elements:

Benefits of the UK becoming a part of ICOS

By becoming a fully paid member of ICOS the UK will benefit from access to:

  • Harmonised cutting-edge GHG measurement techniques and processes,
  • Up-to-date information on the activities in ICOS RI,
  • Support for station instrumentation, protocols and training,
  • Harmonized and processed data from world class monitoring stations,
  • EU capital funding available through the EU Infrastructure roadmap,
  • National capital funding available through the UK RI roadmap.

More specifically the UK will benefit in the following ways:

  • The UK science community as a whole will participate in the allocation of capitalleveraging of EU funding and GHG accounting at a European level,
  • Individual UK monitoring stations will have access to the EU ICOS infrastructure and the associated benefits of the CAL, Thematic Centres and Carbon Portal, on a station by station basis,
  • UK scientists will create new, and maintain existing, strong research collaborations with other European scientists. These collaborations and research will keep the UK at the forefront of global GHG research,
  • Enable the UK to continue its leading role in international climate change science, engaging and influencing national and international policy and governmental negotiations