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ICOS-CH: Integrated Carbon Observation System in Switzerland

English title ICOS-CH: Integrated Carbon Observation System in Switzerland
Applicant Buchmann Nina
Number 148992
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Departement Umweltsystemwissenschaften ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Start/End 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2017
Approved amount 3'008'121.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Climatology. Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomy

Keywords (7)

long-term observations; carbon cycle; atmosphere; climate change; ESFRI project; greenhouse gas emissions; terrestrial ecosystems

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
ICOS-CH ist der Schweizer Beitrag an einem europäischen Projekt, das die Treibhausgase in der Atmosphäre, aus uns in die Biosphäre und den Ozean untersucht.
Lay summary
Die europäische Infrastruktur-Projekt  Integrated Carbon Observation System Research Infrastructure (ICOS RI) begann 2013 nach einer 4jährigen Vorbereitungsphase. ICOS-Schweiz (ICOS-CH) ist Teil dieses Verbundprojekts (vgl. BFI-Botschaft 2013-2016) und umfasst in der Schweiz mehrere Partner. ICOS ist ein Umwelt- und Klimaforschungsprojekt, ein Netzwerk mit Mess- und Beobachtungsstandorten zur Untersuchung der terrestrischen und marinen Biosphäre als Quelle/Senke von Treibhausgasen, d.h., Kohlendioxid, Lachgas und Methan. In der Schweiz sind zwei Standorte gewählt worden, die im europäischen Raum einzigartig sind: die hochalpine Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch und der subalpine Wald um Davos. Beide Standorte wurden schon seit langem intensiv untersucht und werden nun im Rahmen von ICOS-CH gemäss den gemeinsam erarbeiteten Standards und Protokollen um- und aufgerüstet. Das vorliegende Projekt umfasst die ersten vier Jahre von ICOS-CH, d.h., 2013 to 2016.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 05.07.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Observations of Atmospheric Methane and Carbon Dioxide Mixing Ratios: Tall-Tower or Mountain-Top Stations?
Bamberger Ines, Oney Brian, Brunner Dominik, Henne Stephan, Leuenberger Markus, Buchmann Nina, Eugster Werner (2017), Observations of Atmospheric Methane and Carbon Dioxide Mixing Ratios: Tall-Tower or Mountain-Top Stations?, in Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 1-25.
Assessment of recent advances in measurement techniques for atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane observations
Zellweger Christoph, Emmenegger Lukas, Firdaus Mohd, Hatakka Juha, Heimann Martin, Kozlova Elena, Spain T. Gerard, Steinbacher Martin, van der Schoot Marcel V., Buchmann Brigitte (2016), Assessment of recent advances in measurement techniques for atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane observations, in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9(9), 4737-4757.
Are trees able to grow in periods of stem shrinkage?
Zweifel Roman, Haeni Matthias, Buchmann Nina, Eugster Werner (2016), Are trees able to grow in periods of stem shrinkage?, in New Phytologist, 211(3), 839-849.
Radial stem variations - a source of tree physiological information not fully exploited yet
Zweifel Roman (2016), Radial stem variations - a source of tree physiological information not fully exploited yet, in PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, 39(2), 231-232.
Continuous CO2/CH4/CO measurements (2012-2014) at Beromunster tall tower station in Switzerland
Satar E., Berhanu T. A., Brunner D., Henne S., Leuenberger M. (2016), Continuous CO2/CH4/CO measurements (2012-2014) at Beromunster tall tower station in Switzerland, in Biogeosciences, 13, 2623-2635.
Intercomparison of in situ NDIR and column FTIR measurements of CO2 at Jungfraujoch
Schibig M. F., Mahieu E., Henne S., Lejeune B., Leuenberger M. C. (2016), Intercomparison of in situ NDIR and column FTIR measurements of CO2 at Jungfraujoch, in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9935-9949.
Measurements of greenhouse gases at Beromünster tall-tower station in Switzerland
Berhanu T. A., Satar E., Schanda R., Nyfeler P., Moret H., Brunner D., Oney B., Leuenberger M. (2016), Measurements of greenhouse gases at Beromünster tall-tower station in Switzerland, in Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2603-2614.
Towards a Universal “Baseline” Characterisation of Air Masses for High- and Low-Altitude Observing Stations Using Radon-222
Chambers Scott D., Williams Alastair G., Conen Franz, Griffiths Alan D., Reimann Stefan, Steinbacher Martin, Krummel Paul B., Steele L. Paul, van der Schoot Marcel V., Galbally Ian E., Molloy Suzie B., Barnes John E. (2016), Towards a Universal “Baseline” Characterisation of Air Masses for High- and Low-Altitude Observing Stations Using Radon-222, in Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16(3), 885-899.
Validation of the Swiss methane emission inventory by atmospheric observations and inverse modelling
Henne Stephan, Brunner Dominik, Oney Brian, Leuenberger Markus, Eugster Werner, Bamberger Ines, Meinhardt Frank, Steinbacher Martin, Emmenegger Lukas (2016), Validation of the Swiss methane emission inventory by atmospheric observations and inverse modelling, in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 3683-3710.
Comparison of continuous in situ CO2 observations at Jungfraujoch using two different measurement techniques
Schibig Michael, Steinbacher Martin, Buchmann Brigitte, van der Laan-Luijkx Ingrid, van der Laan Sander, Ranjan Shyam, Leuenberger Markus (2015), Comparison of continuous in situ CO2 observations at Jungfraujoch using two different measurement techniques, in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8(1), 57-68.
Eddy covariance for quantifying trace gas fluxes from soils
Eugster Werner, Merbold Lutz (2015), Eddy covariance for quantifying trace gas fluxes from soils, in SOIL, 1, 187-205.
Top-down estimates of European CH4 and N2O emissions based on four different inverse models
Bergamaschi P., Corazza M., Karstens U., Athanassiadou M., Thompson R. L., Pison I., Manning A. J., Bousquet P., Segers A., Vermeulen A. T., Janssens-Maenhout G., Schmidt M., Ramonet M., Meinhardt F., Aalto T., Haszpra L., Moncrieff J., Popa M. E., Lowry D., Steinbacher M., Jordan A., O'Doherty S., Piacentino S., Dlugokencky E. (2015), Top-down estimates of European CH4 and N2O emissions based on four different inverse models, in ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 15(2), 715-736.
Tropospheric CH4 signals as observed by NDACC FTIR at globally distributed sites and comparison to GAW surface in situ measurements
Sepúlveda E., Schneider M., Hase F., Barthlott S., Dubravica D., García O. E., Gomez-Pelaez A., González Y., Guerra J. C., Gisi M., Kohlhepp R., Dohe S., Blumenstock T., Strong K., Weaver D., Palm M., Sadeghi A., Deutscher N. M., Warneke T., Notholt J., Jones N., Griffith D. W. T., Smale D., Brailsford G. W., et al. (2014), Tropospheric CH4 signals as observed by NDACC FTIR at globally distributed sites and comparison to GAW surface in situ measurements, in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7(7), 2337-2360.
TransCom N2O model inter-comparison – Part 2: Atmospheric inversion estimates of N2O emissions
Thompson R. L., Ishijima K., Saikawa E., Corazza M., Karstens U., Patra P. K., Bergamaschi P., Chevallier F., Dlugokencky E., Prinn R. G., Weiss R. F., O'Doherty S., Fraser P. J., Steele L. P., Krummel P. B., Vermeulen A., Tohjima Y., Jordan A., Haszpra L., Steinbacher M., Van der Laan S., Aalto T., Meinhardt F., Popa M. E., et al. (2014), TransCom N2O model inter-comparison – Part 2: Atmospheric inversion estimates of N2O emissions, in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(12), 6177-6194.
Increasing relevance of spring temperatures for Norway spruce trees in Davos, Switzerland, after the 1950s
Churakova Olga, Eugster Werner, Etzold Sophia, Cherubini Paolo, Zielis Sebastian, Saurer Matthias, Siegwolf Rolf, Buchmann Nina (2014), Increasing relevance of spring temperatures for Norway spruce trees in Davos, Switzerland, after the 1950s, in TREES, 28, 183-191.
NEP of a Swiss subalpine forest is significantly driven not only by current but also by previous year’s weather
Zielis Sebastian, Etzold Sophia, Zweifel Roman, Eugster Werner, Haeni Matthias, Buchmann Nina (2014), NEP of a Swiss subalpine forest is significantly driven not only by current but also by previous year’s weather, in Biogeosciences, 11, 1627-1635.
Retrieval of methane source strengths in Europe using a simple modeling approach to assess the potential of spaceborne lidar observations
Weaver C., Kiemle C., Kawa S. R., Aalto T., Necki J., Steinbacher M., Arduini J., Apadula F., Berkhout H., Hatakka J. (2014), Retrieval of methane source strengths in Europe using a simple modeling approach to assess the potential of spaceborne lidar observations, in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(5), 2625-2637.
Surface-to-mountaintop transport characterised by radon observations at the Jungfraujoch
Griffiths A. D., Conen F., Weingartner E., Zimmermann L., Chambers S. D., Williams A. G., Steinbacher M. (2014), Surface-to-mountaintop transport characterised by radon observations at the Jungfraujoch, in ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 14(23), 12763-12779.
TransCom N2O model inter-comparison - Part 2: Atmospheric inversion estimates of N2O emissions
Thompson R. L., Thompson R. L., Ishijima K., Saikawa E., Saikawa E., Corazza M., Karstens U., Patra P. K., Bergamaschi P., Chevallier F., Dlugokencky E., Prinn R. G., Weiss R. F., O'Doherty S., Fraser P. J., Steele L. P., Krummel P. B., Vermeulen A., Tohjima Y., Jordan A., Haszpra L., Haszpra L., Steinbacher M., Van Der Laan S., Van Der Laan S. (2014), TransCom N2O model inter-comparison - Part 2: Atmospheric inversion estimates of N2O emissions, in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(12), 6177-6194.
Atmospheric CO2, delta(O-2/N-2) and delta(CO2)-C-13 measurements at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland: results from a flask sampling intercomparison program
van der Laan-Luijkx I. T., van der Laan S., Uglietti C., Schibig M. F., Neubert R. E. M., Meijer H. A. J., Brand W. A., Jordan A., Richter J. M., Rothe M., Leuenberger M. C. (2013), Atmospheric CO2, delta(O-2/N-2) and delta(CO2)-C-13 measurements at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland: results from a flask sampling intercomparison program, in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6, 1805-1815.
Contrasting response of grassland versus forest carbon and water fluxes to spring drought in Switzerland
Wolf Sebastian, Eugster Werner, Ammann Christof, Häni Matthias, Zielis Sebastian, Hiller Rebecca, Stieger Jacqueline, Imer Dennis, Merbold Lutz, Buchmann Nina (2013), Contrasting response of grassland versus forest carbon and water fluxes to spring drought in Switzerland, in Environmental Research Letters, 8, 035007.
Long-term stem CO2 concentration measurements in Norway spruce in relation to biotic and abiotic factors
Etzold Sophia, Zweifel Roman, Rühr Nadine, Eugster Werner, Buchmann Nina (2013), Long-term stem CO2 concentration measurements in Norway spruce in relation to biotic and abiotic factors, in New Phytologist, 197, 1171-1184.
PathfinderTURB: an automatic boundary layer algorithm. Development, validation and application to study the impact on in-situ measurements at the Jungfraujoch
Polterra Yann, Martucci Giovanni, Collaud Coen Martine, Hervo Maxime, Emmenegger Lukas, Henne Stephan, Brunner Dominik, Haefele Alexander, PathfinderTURB: an automatic boundary layer algorithm. Development, validation and application to study the impact on in-situ measurements at the Jungfraujoch, in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2016-962.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Paul Filliger, FOEN Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Dario Papale, Universita degli studi della Tuscia Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Werner Kutsch, ICOS ERIC Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Regine Röthlisberger, FOEN, Schweiz Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Corinna Rebmann, UFZ Leipzig Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Gabriela Seiz, MeteoSchweiz Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Georg Wohlfahrt, Universität Innsbruck Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Prof. Dr. Timo Vesala, Helsinki University Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Ingeborg Levin, University of Heidelberg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Anders Lindroth, Lund University Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Christof Ammann, Agroscope, Taenikon Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Dr. Anders Lindroth, Lund University Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Schmid, KIT-IFU, Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Janusz Olejnik. Poznan University of Life Sciences Poland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Leif Klemedtsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Arthur Gessler, LWF, WSL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Dr. Philippe Ciais, LSCE France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Dr. Roman Zweifel, WSL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Prof. Dr. Martin Heimann, MPI Jena Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Reinhart Ceulemans, University of Antwerp Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
EGU General Assembly 2017 Poster Beyond CO2 - Tackling the full greenhouse gas budget of a sub-alpine forest ecosystem 24.04.2017 Wien, Austria Burri Susanne; Merbold Lutz; Buchmann Nina; Meier Philip; Hörtnagl Lukas;
EGU General Assembly 2017 Poster Constraining Swiss Methane Emissions from Atmospheric Observations: Sensitivities and Temporal Development 24.04.2017 Wien, Austria Leuenberger Markus; Steinbacher Martin;
EGU General Assembly 2017 Poster Analysis of high resolution isotopic signatures of CO2 at the high altitude site Jungfraujoch in the period 2008-2016 24.04.2017 Vienna, Austria Müller Michael; Tuzson Béla;
EGU General Assembly 2017 Talk given at a conference High Precision Continuous and Real-Time Measurement of Atmospheric Oxygen Using Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy 24.04.2017 Wien, Austria Leuenberger Markus; Berhanu Tesfaye;
EGU General Assembly 2017 Talk given at a conference Two decades of ecosystem CO2 and H2O gas exchange above a sub-alpine coniferous forest in Switzerland 24.04.2017 Wien, Austria Burri Susanne; Hörtnagl Lukas; Buchmann Nina; Etzold Sophia; Merbold Lutz; Plüss Peter; Meier Philip;
18th Swiss Global Change Day 2017 Poster Integrated Carbon Observation System Switzerland: The Swiss Contribution to a Pan-European Environmental Research Infrastructure 11.04.2017 Bern, Switzerland Steinbacher Martin; Buchmann Brigitte; Burri Susanne; Buchmann Nina; Hörtnagl Lukas; Steffen Konrad; Leuenberger Markus; Merbold Lutz;
ICOS Atmospheric Monitoring Station Assembly 2017 Talk given at a conference Prelimenary data on comparison of a new CRDS oxygen analyzer (Picarro G-2207) with a paramagnetic cell and IRMS measurements 14.03.2017 Lund, Sweden Berhanu Tesfaye; Leuenberger Markus;
14th GCOS National Roundtable 2017 Talk given at a conference Greenhouse Gas Fluxes 26.01.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Buchmann Brigitte; Steinbacher Martin; Burri Susanne; Steffen Konrad; Hörtnagl Lukas; Buchmann Nina; Merbold Lutz; Leuenberger Markus;
Planning of IG3IS National Consultations 2016 Talk given at a conference Atmospheric observations in support of IG3IS in Switzerland (and abroad) 05.12.2016 Genf, Switzerland Steinbacher Martin;
Forum für Wissen “Wald im Klimawandel” 2016 Talk given at a conference Podiumsdiskussion 29.11.2016 Uitikon, Switzerland Buchmann Nina;
14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2016 Talk given at a conference Forest growth in Switzerland during the hot summer 2015 18.11.2016 Genf, Switzerland Burri Susanne;
2nd ICOS Science Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles 2016 Talk given at a conference Measurements and Modelling of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Switzerland: The CarboCount-CH Project 27.09.2016 Helsinki, Finland Buchmann Nina; Buchmann Brigitte;
2nd ICOS Science Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles 2016 Poster Continuous Nitrous Oxide Observations with Mid-Infrared Laser Spectroscopy at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland 27.09.2016 Helsinky, Finland Steinbacher Martin; Buchmann Brigitte; Wyss Simon;
2nd ICOS Science Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles 2016 Poster ICOS-CH: The Swiss Contribution to a Pan-European Environmental Research Infrastructure 27.09.2016 Helsinki, Finland Buchmann Nina; Buchmann Brigitte; Merbold Lutz; Steinbacher Martin; Steffen Konrad; Burri Susanne; Leuenberger Markus; Hörtnagl Lukas;
2nd ICOS Science Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles 2016 Poster PathfinderTURB: a new algorithm for automatic retrieval of the boundary layer structure 27.09.2016 Helsinki, Finland Poltera Yann; Martucci Giovanni;
2nd ICOS Science Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles 2016 Talk given at a conference Source attribution of halogenated compounds in support of emission inventories for international agreements 27.09.2016 Helsinki, Finland Buchmann Brigitte; Hill Matthias;
ICOS Atmospheric Monitoring Station Assembly 2016 Poster The Swiss Contribution to Atmospheric Observations in ICOS RI The Class 1 Candidate Station Jungfraujoch 26.09.2016 Helsiniki, Finland Wyss Simon; Tuzson Béla; Berhanu Tesfaye; Steinbacher Martin; Martucci Giovanni;
6th Landscape Dynamics Science Day 2016 Talk given at a conference Forest Research in the Grassland Sciences group 23.06.2016 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Buchmann Nina; Koller Patrick; Etzold Sophia; Merbold Lutz; Meier Philip; Burri Susanne; Hörtnagl Lukas; Plüss Peter;
6th Landscape Dynamics Science Day 2016 Talk given at a conference Forest Research in the Grassland Sciences group 23.06.2016 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Buchmann Nina;
Seminar, University of Göttingen 2015 Individual talk The Swiss FluxNet: Lessons learned about carbon and water dynamics of two Swiss forests 17.06.2015 Göttingen, Germany Buchmann Nina;
InGos/ICOS non-CO2 EC workshop 2015 Talk given at a conference Estimation of the correct lag time for CH4 and N2O using the Aerodyne QCL 09.06.2015 Dragor, Denmark Hörtnagl Lukas;
InGos/ICOS non-CO2 EC workshop 2015 Talk given at a conference No memory effects of restoration on N2O exchange above an intensively managed grassland in Switzerland 09.06.2015 Dragor, Denmark Merbold Lutz;
ICOS Atmospheric Monitoring Station Assembly 2015 Talk given at a conference ATCqc user feedback from Jungfraujoch 09.06.2015 Dübendorf, Switzerland Wyss Simon; Steinbacher Martin;
TreeNet-Meeting 2014 Talk given at a conference TreeNet – the biological drought and growth indicator network 15.05.2015 WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland Buchmann Nina; Haeni Matthias;
NORA ICOS workshop "Gas flux measurements in terrestrial ecosystems - state of the art and emerging technologies" 2015 Talk given at a conference No memory effects of restoration on N2O exchange above an intensively managed grassland in Switzerland 10.05.2015 Göteburg, Sweden Merbold Lutz;
EGU General Assembly 2015 Talk given at a conference Session: Towards integrating greenhouse gas (GHG) budgets from terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems - co-sponsored by iLEAPS 12.04.2015 Wien, Austria Merbold Lutz;
EGU General Assembly 2014 Talk given at a conference The influence of management on GHG fluxes over Central European grasslands 12.04.2015 Wien, Austria Hörtnagl Lukas;
Swiss Global Change Day 2015 Poster Swiss Contribution to ICOS: Ecosystem Observations 01.04.2015 Basel, Switzerland Merbold Lutz;
ICOS Storage workshop 2015 Talk given at a conference Davos Seehornwald Longterm Ecosystem Monitoring Station 24.03.2015 Hiltemossa, Sweden Merbold Lutz;
AGU Fall Meeting 2014 Talk given at a conference Greenhouse gas fluxes over Central European grasslands 15.12.2014 San Francisco, United States of America Hörtnagl Lukas;
LWF Workshop 2014 Talk given at a conference ICOS: Class 1 Ecosystem Monitoring Site Davos Seehornwald 02.12.2014 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Buchmann Nina;
1st ICOS Science Conference on greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles 2014 Talk given at a conference Longterm CO2/H2O flux data from a subalpine forest: opportunities & challenges 23.09.2014 Brüssel, Belgium Merbold Lutz;
EGU General Assembly 2014 Talk given at a conference Greenhouse gas budget (CO2, CH4 and N2O) of intensively managed grassland following restoration 27.04.2014 Wien, Austria Merbold Lutz;
20 Years of Quantum Cascade Laser Anniversary Workshop 2014 Poster Fifth anniversary of continuous isotope ratio measurements of tropospheric CO2 by QCLAS 16.01.2014 Zürich, Switzerland Tuzson Béla;
Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on “Coordinated approaches for studying long-term ecosystem responses to global change" 2013 Talk given at a conference Lessons learned from two long-term Swiss forest sites: focusing on carbon and water dynamics 30.09.2013 Ramat Hanadiv Park , Israel Buchmann Nina;
International Conference on Climate Change and Tree Responses in Central European Forests 2013 Talk given at a conference The Swiss Fluxnet: Greenhouse gas fluxes and responses of two Swiss forests to natural and anthropogenic impacts 02.09.2013 Zürich, Switzerland Buchmann Nina;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
ICOS-CH Annual Meeting 2016 01.09.2016 Dübendorf, Switzerland
ICOS-CH Annual Meeting 2016 01.09.2016 Dübendorf, Switzerland
ICOS-CH Annual Meeting 2015 10.09.2015 Bern, Switzerland
ICOS Atmospheric Monitoring Station Assembly 2015 09.06.2015 Dübendorf, Switzerland
ICOS Atmospheric Monitoring Station Assembly - Empa Lab Tour 2015 09.06.2015 Dübendorf, Switzerland
ICOS Ecosystem Monitoring Station Assembly 2015 03.02.2015 ETH Zürich, Switzerland
ICOS-CH Annual Meeting 2014 10.09.2014 Zürich, Switzerland
ICOS-CH Annual Meeting 2013 06.12.2013 Zürich, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
User meeting of the International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat 2017 Workshop 05.05.2017 Bern, Switzerland Leuenberger Markus; Steinbacher Martin;
Virtual Alpine Observatory (VAO) Board meeting 2017 Workshop 31.03.2017 Bozen, Italy Leuenberger Markus;
GAW‐CH Landesausschuss, Fall Meeting 2016 Talk 03.11.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Buchmann Brigitte;
User meeting of the International Foundation High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat 2016 Workshop 13.05.2016 Bern, Switzerland Leuenberger Markus; Steinbacher Martin;
GAW-CH Landessauschuss, Fall Meeting 2015 Talk 04.11.2015 Zürich, Switzerland Steinbacher Martin;
Board meeting of the International Foundation High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat 2015 Workshop 04.09.2015 Zermatt, Switzerland Leuenberger Markus;
User meeting of the International Foundation High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat 2015 Talk 08.05.2015 Bern, Switzerland Leuenberger Markus;
GCOS Round Table 2015 Talk 19.03.2015 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Hörtnagl Lukas;
Visit of Artic Council officals and several ambassadors at the Research Station Jungfraujoch 2015 Talk 16.02.2015 Jungfraujoch, Switzerland Schibig Michael Ferdinand; Berhanu Tesfaye; Leuenberger Markus; Steffen Konrad;
Plenary of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research 2014 Talk 11.09.2014 Bern, Switzerland Schibig Michael; Berhanu Tesfaye; Schanda Rüdiger; Leuenberger Markus;
Besuch der Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch von drei Abteilungen des SNF 2014 Talk 29.08.2014 Jungfraujoch, Switzerland Berhanu Tesfaye; Schibig Michael Ferdinand; Leuenberger Markus;
Besuch des SNF-Forschungsrates in der Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch 2014 Talk 11.06.2014 Jungfraujoch, Switzerland Schibig Michael Ferdinand; Steinbacher Martin; Schwarzenbach Beat; Schanda Rüdiger; Berhanu Tesfaye; Buchmann Brigitte; Leuenberger Markus;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Besuch des ICOS Directors at Jungfraujoch 2015 12.06.2015 Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Great news from ICOS Switzerland ICOS News International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media ICOS Switzerland is funded for the next project phase ProClim News Western Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Wo die Treibhausgase verschwinden Horizonte - Das Schweizer Forschungsmagazin International Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Official station labeling well under way ICOS Blog International 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Quantifying and understanding Europe's greenhouse gas balance ProClim- Flash 65 Italian-speaking Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Wie man die Bäume wachsen hört Sonntagszeitung German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Dem Wachstum auf der Spur Südostschweiz German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Forscher schauen 300 Bäumen beim Wachsen zu Tierwelt German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Tree growth and its relation to forest ecosystem net carbon uptake 2015 PSC Newsletter article German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2015

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
159563 Climate and Environmental Physics 01.04.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)
153042 Kohlenstoff- und Wasserkreislauf Forschung auf dem Jungfraujoch 01.04.2014 Project funding (Div. I-III)
172550 Klima- und Umweltphysik: Isotope im Erdklimasystem (icoCEP) 01.04.2017 Project funding (Div. I-III)
172121 Evaluation of modelled nitrous oxide emissions from a legume-based mitigation option on temperate grassland 01.04.2017 Doc.Mobility
176584 High-resolution QCL frequency comb spectrometer for the detection of trace gases and their isotopes 01.05.2018 Bridge - Discovery
148994 ICOS-Zusatz an den Unterhalt und Betrieb der Hochalpinen Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch, 2013-2016 01.12.2013 Research Infrastructure
173691 ICOS-CH Phase 2 01.07.2017 Research Infrastructure
132562 Forest ecosystem responses to climatic drivers 01.02.2011 ProDoc
170726 IsoConCair: Charakterisierung der Konzentrations- und Isotopenzusammensetzung der Hauptluftkomponenten 01.12.2016 R'EQUIP

Abstract

The present proposal ICOS-CH contributes to the Integrated Carbon Observation System Research Infrastructure (ICOS RI) which will enter its operational phase in 2013 (as Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium, ICOS ERIC). The overarching goals of ICOS RI are to quantify and to understand the greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of the European continent and adjacent regions based on standardized measurements (i.e., sensors and protocols) in the atmosphere, in terrestrial ecosystems and in the ocean, and to distribute data and data products to stakeholders and user communities. National consortia participate in ICOS RI either as members (i.e., EU member states) or observers (i.e., Norway, Switzerland). Switzerland will participate in ICOS RI (see BFI-Botschaft 2013-2016) via the ICOS-CH consortia. Two 1st level sites will provide data and information to Swiss as well as European stakeholders: one ecosystem site (Davos, DAV) and one atmospheric site (Jungfraujoch, JFJ). Both sites have been operated successfully since many years and are internationally highly recognized. Nevertheless, the site set-ups (including equipment, sensors, data acquisition, calibration procedures, etc.) are not yet in accordance with ICOS-RI standards which have been defined with Swiss participation by two working groups within ICOS over the last years. Thus, both sites need installations to comply with ICOS RI requirements as well as person-power to maintain and run the sites (Sub-projects B and C for DAV and JFJ, respectively). Furthermore, the Swiss contribution to ICOS RI needs to be coordinated and membership and station fees need to be paid (Sub-project A). The current proposal covers these costs for the first two years of ICOS RI, i.e., 2013 to 2014.
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