The ICOS National Network Norway held its annual science and progress meeting on 29.10. The meeting that was planned to be hosted by ICOS Norway partner CICERO had to be conducted as an online event this year due to Covid-19. Despite this the meeting was well attended and covered a very interesting program that highlights all the specific domains of the ICOS Norway project.
The partners welcomed that the funding situation until 2024 had been solved by the successful conclusion of the proposal to the Research Council Infrastructure program for the project “ICOS Norway and Ocean Thematic Centre Phase 2.” This also means that the ICOS Norway welcomed both a new partner, NIVA, and 2 new ICOS stations to be included in the national network in the coming year.
The annual progress and science meeting was followed by the project General Assembly meeting.
- Welcome, Siv Kari Lauvset, NORCE, ICOS Norway Coordinator,
- The short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on climate, Science day key Note presentation, Glen Peters, Research Director CICERO
- Status of the Ocean domain, Are Olsen, UiB, Domain leader
- Short introduction of the new ocean station NO-SOOP-Hurtigruten, Kai Sørensen, Research Manager, Niva
- Recent observations of the Southern Ocean carbon sink, Agneta Fransson, Senior Researcher. Norwegian Polar Institute.
- Status of the Ecosystem Domain, Holger Lange, NIBIO, Domain leader.
- 2018 drought, flux measurements in Hoxmark, and planned work, Holger Lange
- Status of the Atmosphere Domain, Stephen Matthew Platt, NILU, Domain leader and Norwegian Focal Point to ICOS
- Installation of the new mast at ATM station Birkens, Chris Lunder, Senior Scientist, NILU
- Trends in atmospheric CO2 and CH4 in Norway and Svalbard, Stephen Matthew Platt
- Status of the Integration Activity, Christine Groot Zwaaftink, NILU, Domain leader
- The effect of summer drought 2018 on CO2 fluxes, Rona Louise Thompson, Senior Researcher, NILU
- Status of the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC), Richard Sanders, NORCE, Director OTC