The European Commission has officially established the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS ERIC), a new pan-European environmental research infrastructure which aims to provide long-term carbon and greenhouse gas observations across the Europe.

Finland is the ICOS ERIC hosting country; Finland has led the preparatory phase since 2013 with the led of Academy prof. Timo Vesala. ICOS has successfully completed almost a decade long process from entering the European Commission ESFRI Roadmap to establishment of the ICOS ERIC.

The ICOS ERIC inauguration was held in Brussels on 24th November when the official plate was handed to the Finnish Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and ICOS Director General Werner Kutsch in the presence of the hosting country delegation.


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