The ICOS stations are coordinated by the ICOS National Networks in each of the 16 member countries. All stations in the National Networks operate in three distinct domains: Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean. Within each domain, a Thematic Centre coordinates the observations and supports the stations. The Carbon Portal is in charge of collecting and distributing all ICOS data and derived products.
The Carbon Portal is a ‘one-stop shop’ for all ICOS data products. It offers free access to high-quality and standardised greenhouse gas data, as well as to scientific and educational products and services.
Atmospheric Thematic Centre (ATC)
ICOS atmosphere stations observe greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The network includes 46 stations in 16 countries. The Atmospheric Thematic Centre coordinates all observations.
Ecosystem Thematic Centre (ETC)
ICOS ecosystem stations monitor greenhouse gas concentrations and fluxes, as well as living and non-living drivers responsible for the exchange of greenhouse gases, water and energy between the ecosystem and atmosphere. The ecosystem network consists of 98 stations in 16 countries, all observations are coordinated by the Ecosystem Thematic Centre.