InGOS is an EU funded IA (Integrating Activity) project targeted at improving and extending the European observation capacity for non-CO2 greenhouse gases. The project will run from October 2011 to September 2015. InGOS is coordinated by ECN and involves 37 partners from 17 countries.
There is a big need to support and integrate the observing capacity of Europe on non-CO2 greenhouse gases. The emissions of these gases are very uncertain and it is unknown how future climate change will feedback into these (mainly land use coupled) emissions. The infrastructure project will work on standardizing the measurements, strengthen the existing observation sites into supersites, capacity building in new member states, and prepare for integration of the network with other networks already in place or currently being set up (e.g. ICOS). Attribution of source categories by using advanced isotope techniques and data-assimilation methods using high resolution transport model will be an integral part of the network to allow design and evaluation of the measurements and will link the network to remote sensing data and bottom up inventory developments.
- Registration for the 2nd Periodic Project Meeting, Florence 14-16 October 2014 is now open!
- New gases attack ozone layer. A recent article produced by researchers from UEA, MPI, EMPA and UU within InGOS appeared in Nature Geoscience and attracts a lot of attention from the press. Read more…
- a N2O soil chamber comparison campaign will be started in June 2014. Registration deadline is 7 March 2014. Read more …
- InGOS expands again: spring 2014 we added a new associate partner from Roemenia, the RADO network (five potential stations).
- Mid-term external review of InGOS, outcome: very positive! Read more…
- DIAL remote sensing system tests (JRA1) show promising results. Read more…
- InGOS N2O campaign at Easter Bush (Edinburgh, UK) completed successfully… (read more)
- The InGOS network keeps expanding! Read more at our news page on the new stations in Spain and Czech Republic.
- The most recent periodical project meeting was held in Bremen at 12-14 March 2013. The meeting had 95 participants and made clear that InGOS is making large progress and is on schedule for almost all tasks.
- We performed a very succesful methane flux intercomparison experiment at Cabauw in June and July 2012. We are now planning a similar campaign for N2O in June 2013. Read more here.
Want to know more?
The InGOS project factsheet can be downloaded from the webpages of the EU Commission R&D Directorate. An information folder about InGOS can be downloaded as the InGOS handout leaflet.