About InGOS

Orleans Trainou

Trainou tower, Orléans (FR)

InGOS is an EU funded Integrating Activity (IA) project, supporting the integration of and access to existing national research infrastructures, targeted at improving and extending the European observation capacity for non-CO2 greenhouse gases. The project will run from October 2011 to September 2015 and is coordinated by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and involves 38 partners from 15 countries. There is a big need to support and integrate the observing capacity of Europe for 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, strengthening 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, the carbon equivalent of InGOS). 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.


- InGOS conference and final meeting: Please reserve the week 21. – 25. September 2015 in your agenda. The event will be in Utrecht, The Netherlands. More information will coming soon.

- InGOS on youtube

- 14. – 16. October 2014: InGOS held it’s 2nd Periodic Project Meeting.

InGOS – 2nd Periodic Meeting, Florence, October 2014

This project meeting was a big success and showed that InGOS is making big progress! 91 registered participants contributed to the discussions and presented the work from the previous reporting period. Since it started in 2011 InGOS already has lead to 40 peer reviewed publications and more than 70 posters and presentations at conferences. These numbers are still growing fast.

- new UNEP/WMO Ozone Assessment: Several scientists of the InGOS network were involved in the new Assessment for Decision-Makers. Findings of the new UNEP/WMO Ozone Assessment were presented at the 2nd Periodic Project Meeting.

- 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 …

- Methane on the rise again, comment published in Science by Nisbet et al. Read more…

- InGOS expands again: Spring 2014 we added a new associate partner from Romania, the RADO network (five potential stations).

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. InGOS received a profile article in the Government magazine November 2013 (issue 08).

The InGOS network in graphics