ICOS Acronyms

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ATC
ICOS Atmosphere Thematic Centre coordinates and processes the greenhouse gas measurements over the atmosphere ecosystems.

CAL
ICOS Central Analytical Laboratories operate the Central Flask and Calibration Laboratory (FCL) and the Central Radiocarbon Laboratory (CRL).

CF
ICOS Central Facilities include the ICOS Atmosphere Thematic Centre (ATC), Ecosystem Thematic Centre (ETC), Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) and Central Analytical Laboratories (CAL).

CH4
Methane (CH4) the second most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide (CO2).

Class 1 Station
ICOS Ecosystem or Atmosphere Station with a complete equipment setup for measuring the full set of ICOS core variables.

Class 2 Station
ICOS Ecosystem or Atmosphere Station with a complete equipment setup for measuring ICOS core variables. Less variables are measured compared to the Class 1 station.

CO2
Carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary greenhouse gas contributing to the enhanced greenhouse effect.

COOPEUS
COOPEUS was a project that brought together Europe’s major research infrastructures in environmental sciences with their US counterparts.

CP
ICOS Carbon Portal is an operative unit of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) offering access to the ICOS data.

CRL
Central Radiocarbon Laboratory of the Central Analytical Laboratories (CAL) provides specific sampling equipment to the ICOS Atmospheric Stations and the development of improved methodologies.

DANIUS-PP
DANUBIUS-PP is an EU Horizon 2020 project supporting the DANUBIUS-RI (The Danube International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Delta-Sea Systems).

DG
Director General of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC).

DOI
Digital Object Identifiers.

EAB
Ethical Advisory Board of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC).

ENVRI
ENVRI was a project focusing on the implementation of common solutions for a cluster of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures in the field of Environmental Sciences.

ENVRIplus
ENVRIplus is an EU Horizon 2020 project for Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, projects, networks, and technical specialists.

EOSCpilot
EOSCpilot is a project supporting the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud.

ERIC
European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

ESFRI
European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures.

ETC
ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre coordinates and processes the greenhouse gas measurements over the terrestrial ecosystems.

EUDAT
EUDAT is the largest data infrastructure initiative funded by the European Commission under the EU Horizon 2020.

EUDAT2020
Collaborative Pan-European infrastructure providing research data services, training and consultancy for researchers, research infrastructures and data centres.

FCL
Flask and Calibration Laboratory, coordinated by the ICOS Central Analytical Laboratories (CAL).

GA
ICOS General Assembly, the governing and decision-making body of ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC).

GHG
Greenhouse gas(es).

GEO/GEOSS
Group on Earth Observations/Global Earth Observation System of Systems.

GLODAP
The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project.

H2020
Horizon 2020 is the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

HO
Head Office of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) and the ICOS Research Infrastructure (ICOS RI).

ICOS
Integrated Carbon Observation System.

ICOS ERIC
Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

ICOS ERIC HO
ICOS ERIC Head Office, the operative unit of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC).

ICOS-INWIRE
ICOS-INWIRE was a project that developed new tools to improve European and global monitoring of greenhouse gas concentrations and fluxes.

ICOS RI
Integrated Carbon Observation System Research Infrastructure.

ICOS2014SC
ICOS 2014 Science Conference, the First ICOS Science Conference organised by the ICOS Research Infrastructure (ICOS RI) in Brussels, Belgium, 23-25 September 2014.

ICOS2016SC
ICOS 2016 Science Conference, the Second ICOS Science Conference organised by the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) in Helsinki, Finland, 27-29 September 2016.

ICOS2018SC
ICOS 2018 Science Conference, the Third ICOS Science Conference which will be organised by ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2018.

InGOS
InGOS (FP7, I3) was a project to develop the infrastructure for non-CO2 greenhouse gases.

IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

JRC
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

MSA
Monitoring Station Assemblies for the Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean Station Networks which monitor, develop and improve the scientific and technical basis of the ICOS Research Infrastructure (ICOS RI).

N2O
Nitrous Oxide, the third most important GHG for the enhanced greenhouse effect after carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).

NEON
The National Ecological Observatory Network.

NN
ICOS National Networks are networks of stations located in the member countries of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC).

NRT
Near-Real-Time.

OTC
ICOS Ocean Thematic Centre coordinates and processes the greenhouse gas measurements over the marine ecosystems.

RI
Research Infrastructure.

RI Committee
ICOS Research Infrastructure Committee.

RINGO
Readiness of ICOS for Necessities of integrated Global Observations is an EU Horizon 2020 project.

RISCAPE
European Research Infrastructures in the International Landscape is an EU Horizon 2020 project.

SAB
Scientific Advisory Board of the ICOS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC).

SEACRIFOG
Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Observations is an EU Horizon 2020 project.

SOCAT
Surface Ocean CO2Atlas.

TC
ICOS Thematic Centres for atmosphere (Atmosphere Thematic Centre ATC), ecosystem (Ecosystem Thematic Centre ETC) and ocean (Ocean Thematic Centre OTC) observations.

TERN
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network.

UNFCCC
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.