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ICOS-Zusatz an den Unterhalt und Betrieb der Hochalpinen Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch, 2013-2016

English title ICOS Subsidy for the maintenance and operation of the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch, 2013 - 2016
Applicant Leuenberger Markus
Number 148994
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Hochalpine Forschungsstationen Jungfraujoch & Gornergrat Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Climatology. Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomy
Start/End 01.12.2013 - 31.12.2017
Approved amount 840'000.00
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All Disciplines (3)

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

Keywords (5)

Environmental Research (30206); Environmental Sciences (20703-20705, 20709); Research Infrastructure; HFSJG; High Alpine Research

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Integrated Carbon Observation System ist eine europäische Forschungs-Infrastruktur (ICOS RI), welche sich mit Fragen rund um den Kohlenstoffkreislauf befasst. Das Schweizer Parlament hat im Herbst 2012 entschieden, das schweizerische Netzwerk (ICOS-CH) finanziell zu unterstützen. Die Bereitstellung, Führung und Aufrechterhaltung der Infrastruktur ist Teil dieser Unterstützung.
Lay summary

Inhalt und Ziel des Forschungsprojekts

Das Ziel dieses Projekts ist es, wissenschaftliche Forschung auf internationalem Niveau auf dem Jungfraujoch für die Jahre 2013 bis 2016 in Bezug auf ICOS-CH und konsistent zu ICOS RI zu ermöglichen. Die Infrastruktur der Hochalpinen Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch wird von vielen nationalen und internationalen Forschungsinstitutionen und Bildungsstätten genutzt. Dies führt zu Platzmangel, unter anderem für Projekte wie ICOS-CH. Dieses Projekt ermöglicht es der Internationalen Stiftung Hochalpine Forschungstationen Jungfraujoch und Gornergrat (HFSJG) einen zusätzlichen Standort zu evaluieren.

Wissenschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontext des Forschungsprojekts

Die internationale Stiftung HFSJG wurde 1930 gegründet. Ein Jahr später wurde die Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch eröffnet. Diese Infrastruktur von nationaler Relevanz hat schnell internationale Beachtung erhalten. Der Standort erlaubt, unter anderem aufgrund der Höhenlage, Aussagen über die Veränderungen der Zusammensetzung der Luft, deren Kontaminationsgrad (Schadstoffe, Aerosole etc.) als auch der Herkunft der Schadstoffe.

Keywords

Klima- und Umweltforschung, Atmosphärenzusammensetzung, Schadgase, Schadstoffe, Aerosole, Infrastruktur, Hochalpine Forschung

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 17.12.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Name Institute

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Klima- und Umweltphysik, Universität Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Burgergemeinde Zermatt, Zermatt Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Bruxelles Belgium (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Swiss ICOS partner, MeteoSwiss Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, Gornergratbahn, Brig Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Jungfraujoch Railways, Interlaken Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Paul Scherrer Institut, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Max-Planck Gesellschaft, München Germany (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
The Royal Society, London Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien Austria (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Swisscom Broadcast AG Switzerland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Eidgen. Departement für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport VBS Switzerland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Swiss ICOS Coordination Office Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
ICOS Coordination Office France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Swiss ICOS partner, Empa Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Swiss Academy of Sciences (scnat), Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Universität Bern, Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting Talk given at a conference Comparison of two high alpine CO2 records from the Jungfraujoch area 30.11.2018 Bern, Switzerland Affolter Stéphane;
3rd ICOS Science Conference Talk given at a conference Measuring atmospheric argon at Jungfrau East Ridge to estimate the oceanic influence on atmospheric oxygen using a mass spectrometer 11.09.2018 Prag, Czech Republic Leuenberger Markus;
European Geophysical Union Meeting Talk given at a conference The comparison of two high altitude carbon dioxide records from the Jungfraujoch area (Switzerland) reveals diurnal differences 08.04.2018 Wien, Austria Affolter Stéphane;
VAO Symposium Talk given at a conference Local pollution sources and local vertical transport effects at the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland (3580 m asl) and Jungfrau East Ridge (3700 m asl) 13.03.2018 Grenoble, France Leuenberger Markus;
10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference Talk given at a conference High altitude CO2 measurements at the Jungfraujoch (Switzerland): Comparison between the Sphinx (3570 m a.s.l.) and East Ridge (3690 m a.s.l.) 21.08.2017 Interlaken, Switzerland Affolter Stéphane;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
East Ridge Meeting 01.12.2016 Bern, Switzerland
East Ridge Meeting 13.05.2016 Bern, Switzerland
Besuch der VBS-Station auf dem Jungfrau Ostgrat 01.01.2014 Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
Setting up the Jungfrau East Ridge station 01.01.2014 Bern, Switzerland

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
157172 Beitrag an den Unterhalt und Betrieb der Hochalpinen Forschungsstationen Jungfraujoch und Gornergrat, 2015-2017 01.01.2015 Research Infrastructure
173691 ICOS-CH Phase 2 01.07.2017 Research Infrastructure
172550 Klima- und Umweltphysik: Isotope im Erdklimasystem (icoCEP) 01.04.2017 Project funding (Div. I-III)
137547 Beitrag an den Unterhalt und Betrieb der Hochalpinen Forschungsstationen Jungfraujoch und Gornergrat, 2012-2014 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
148992 ICOS-CH: Integrated Carbon Observation System in Switzerland 01.07.2013 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

PreambleThe International Foundation High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (HFSJG) submits this grant application based on the decision taken by the Swiss parliament in autumn 2012 to fund the Swiss contribution to the European network for Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS). This funding was given within the framework of funding for education, research and innovation for the years 2013-2016. The relevant extracts for the national ICOS funding can be found in the „Botschaft über die Förderung von Bildung, Forschung und Innovation in den Jahren 2013-2016“ (http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/ff/2012/3099.pdf) and are summarized in the Appendix I to this proposal. This proposal asks for additional financial support for the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (HFSJ), specifically for ICOS related infrastructural adjustments, extensions, energy consumptions, internet expenses as well as personnel costs as outlined in the letter to Dr. Paul Burkhard, SNF on May 3, 2010 entitled “ICOS (new European Research Infrastructure) und die Hochalpine Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch” (Appendix II). Funding for science costs are summarized in the co-proposal ICOS-CH: Integrated Carbon Observation System.1.Summary of the Research PlanThis grant application concerns the additional subsidy of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) to the International Foundation High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (HFSJG) related to the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS). The goal is to enable and support scientific research of international standard at the high mountain research location Jungfraujoch for the years 2013-2016 in a coordinated and homogenized way and within the European Research infrastructure ICOS.The International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat was founded in 1930 based on the commitment the Swiss government envisaged some 30 years earlier to support science at high altitudes. In order to highlight the importance of the Foundation an international setting was chosen. Since its inauguration, numerous scientific highlights based on research being conducted at Jungfraujoch have been published. This includes work that has led to two Noble prizes in physics. Since 1999 research results have been documented in the HFSJG’s annually released activity reports. Such success does, however, come not for free. There are costs and demands not only for personnel, but also for continual improvements of the infrastructure. In addition, upcoming projects such as ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) - the key project relevant for this proposal - call for an extension of the science infrastructure. While the dynamically developing tourism in the Jungfrau region helps the scientific efforts by improving the accessibility of the research station, one has to acknowledge that an increasing flow of tourists can cause disturbances for research as well. All concerned must try to minimise such drawbacks, so that researchers can continue to take full advantage of the excellent conditions on Jungfraujoch that have brought the station the worldwide esteem it enjoys today. The requested funding is for the planned extension of the HFSJ facilities, with additional laboratory space at the Jungfrau East Ridge in order to host new installations and to establish an ICOS atmospheric primary site at Jungfraujoch in the framework of their European network. Two thirds of the funding is requested for additional staff members at the new facility and one third for facility updating (renovation, adaptation, basic infrastructure)
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