Knowledge through observations

 

What is ICOS-Norway?

ICOS-Norway is the Norwegian component of ICOS. It deliver standardised and high-quality carbon data from different sites and platforms. The observation system is an important tool to verify Norway and EU`s efforts to mitigate climate change.

The Norwegian sites include towers for air measurements in southern Norway and at Svalbard, a forest station in south-eastern Norway (Hurdal), and the use of two research ships and two commercial ships in the North Atlantic, the Nordic Seas, and areas around Svalbard.

Data from the various platforms is integrated and made available to scientists and stakeholders such as the Norwegian Environmental Agency and Ministries ad national en agencies. The Carbon Portal is the “one stop shop” for all ICOS data.