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Open position at the University of Helsinki: Assistant professor/Associate professor/Professor in Biogeochemical cycles (ICOS)

The Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of

This is a joint position between University of Helsinki and The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). The professor will work in INAR’s (Institute for Atmospheric and Earth system Research) interdisciplinary research programs and teach in master and doctoral programs related to INAR fields of sciences.

The dead line for applications is 28 February 2018.

First ICOS measurement stations have been certified for standardized data production

The first seven stations are now certified ICOS stations. Among these there are two stations from Finland: Hyytiälä Atmospheric station and Siikaneva Ecosystem station.

Congratulations to all stations that received the label!

Below is the press release from ICOS ERIC:


PRESS RELEASE                  November 22, 2017                          ICOS Integrated Carbon Observation System

ICOS Carbon Measurement Network Provides Standardized Data for Climate Change Research


First Nordic ICOS Symposium 29–31 August 2017 in Denmark

First Nordic ICOS Symposium will be held 29–31 August 2017 in Denmark

The symposium is organised jointly by all the Nordic ICOS Networks, and it is meant to take place every second year alternating with the ICOS Science Conference.

The focus of the symposium is on the Nordic ICOS stations and the use of results from these stations. All researchers working with the Nordic stations and data from them are invited to give presentations (oral or poster).


Upcoming Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters in August 2017

The 20th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW) will be held in Hyytiälä 21–25 August 2017.

The PPNW workshops explore the physics of lakes and coastal water bodies. In 2017, the workshop invites also researchers working on biogeochemical cycles, greenhouse gases and limnology.


For more information visit the workshop webpage:


ICOS presented future plans at the Observing the Horizon event in Helsinki

As part of his official visit to Finland this week, the European Commission Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits met on Wednesday, 25. May 2016 with the representatives of the pan-European Integrated Carbon Observation System at hotel Torni in Helsinki.

The ICOS EU organizes the 2nd ICOS Science Conference

The ICOS Science Conference 2016 will take place in Helsinki, Finland 27 – 29 September 2016 and it will gather scientists from all over the world to discuss the timely topics in the greenhouse gas research, biogeochemical cycles, climate change and future research challenges after COP21.

For more information on the conference visit:

COP 21, side event by ICOS

Trust But Verify: Towards a comprehensive Global Observation, Information and Verification System on Greenhouse Gases

Tuesday, 01.12.2015, 12:15 – 13:45

Nordic Council of Minister’s Pavilion: New Nordic Climate Solutions “Blue Zone”, Hall 2B, Room 65 – COP21, Le Bourget, Paris

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The European Commission has made the decision to set up ICOS ERIC

The European Comission has made the decision of setting up the ICOS ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). ICOS is now an official European organization. In practice, we get to the operational phase and can deliver open ICOS data!


For more information, check

4th annual Greenhouse Gases, Science and Society conference by ICOS Finland, 26-27 Oct 2015!

The 4th annual Greenhouse Gases, Science and Society conference, hosted by ICOS Finland, will take place in Dynamicum, Kumpula campus, Helsinki. The conference will start 12 o’clock on 26 Oct and end before lunch on 27 Oct. After this an open session for every citizen is organized with popular presentations from greenhouse gas scientists.

The conference schedule.

ICOS related article about wetlands in PNAS with Vesala, Rinne and Lohila as co-authors

Management of peatlands has large climate impacts

Drainage and management of pristine peatlands increase greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

A recent study published in PNAS, based on a new, wide data set collected from northern peatlands indicates that particularly those peatlands which have been taken into agricultural use have significant warming impact on climate. The effects of peatlands taken into forestry are, on the other hand, less well known and depend on the original peatland type.