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The global emissions of greenhouse gases by human activities have been accelerating continuously since the industrial revolution, making the atmospheric concentration in CO2 exceeding 400ppm in 2017. Maintaining the elevation of the global mean temperature below +2°C, as the parties of the Paris conference commit themselves, implies a reduction in anthropogenic  greenhouse gases emissions by 40 to 70%. An accurate monitoring of the greenhouse gas balance at the global level is urgently needed in order to measure and verify the impacts of policy reduction on the earth climate system.

The ICOS Research Infrastructure is the result of a coordinated action of the scientific community to face this challenge. ICOS includes monitoring networks of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, oceans and continents, more specifically the carbon dioxide (ecosystems, fossil fuels, cement industry), methane (cattle, natural gas, agriculture) and nitrous oxide (agriculture, fossil fuels, fires).

ICOS includes more than 500 scientists from 17 European countries: it is a key component of the European Roadmap of Research infrastructure and a Super Large Research Instrument (Très Grand Instrument de Recherche – TGIR) of the French national research agenda.


Abstract submission to ICOS Science Conference opens today!

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Welcome to the third ICOS Science Conference, held in Prague,
in September 11–13, 2018.

Ideas, latest results and new concepts about greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles are in the air when top scientists, young talents, and experts in climate change policy gather together in Prague.

Join the discussion and hear about the achievement across the three ICOS domains: ecosystems, atmosphere and oceans. 

More information : here
Do submit your abstract at the conference website: http://conference.icos-ri.eu

Job opportunity for 6 to 8 months in soil-plant analysis in France.

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As part of the ICOS infrastructure, UMR ISPA is looking for an assistant engineer (AI) in soil-plant environment to assist in the process of labeling Ecosystem stations of the ICOS Europe network for a mission from 6 to 8 months from 1st March 2018 (possible delay). The mission of the AI will be to assist remotely the teams of "Ecosystem" stations of the network for the implementation of the sampling protocols, sampling and processing of leaf samples and soil samples and to ensure their good routing.

The position will be based in Bordeaux (or relocated to Orléans).

More information and contact : here.

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