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ICOS highlights at UN COP25 in Madrid

02-12-2019 to 13-12-2019

International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems

19-05-2020 to 22-05-2020

The 4th ICOS Science Conference

15-09-2020 to 17-09-2020

ICOS highlights at UN COP25 in Madrid

02-12-2019 to 13-12-2019

ICOS is taking part in the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UNFCCC, organised in Madrid, Spain from 2nd to 13th of December 2019. It will contribute to the following sessions:


Two ICOS-related posters in Earth Information Day, Tue 3rd of Dec at 13.15 – 15.00


Theme: Updates on implementing Earth observation: for region and country support, and needs

Regional research infrastructures supporting the global monitoring of ECVs
Werner Kutsch, Director General, ICOS

Towards a European monitoring and verification support capacity
Gianpaolo Balsamo, ECMWF, Richard Engelen, ECMWF, Matthew Jones, ECMWF, Werner Kutsch, ICOS, Corinne Le Quéré, Univ.of East Anglia, Bernard Pinty, EC, Philippe Peylin, LSCE, Emmanuel Salmon, ICOS, Jean-Noël Thépaut, ECMWF

More information about the session on the COP 25 website


WMO Pavilion - GCOS session, Tue 3rd of Dec at 16.45 – 17.45

Werner Kutsch, Director General, ICOS will be one of the speakers.


ICOS side event 'Standardized observations are the base of all climate science', Wed 4th of Dec at 15.00 – 16.30

Best available science requires high-quality monitoring of GHGs. High-precision, sustained, interoperable and freely accessible data is a prerequisite for relevant climate policies. Research Infrastructures cooperate globally to provide standardized observations and contribute to enhanced MRV.

Speakers: Werner Kutsch, Director General, ICOS; Carolin Richter, Director, GCOS Secretariat; Claudia Volosciuk, researcher at GAW, Atmospheric Environment Research Division, Research Department of WMO; Nobuko Saigusa, Director of the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, and Matthew Jones, Senior Research Associate, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia

More information: http://www.icos-ri.eu/sites/default/files/2019-12/COP%2025_ICOS_%20Side%20Event.pdf