InGOS Final Report submitted

This is to inform you that the InGOS 3rd period report, final report and 3rd period Form C’s have just been submitted to the Commission.

For InGOS members all documents are downloadable from the member section of the InGOS website. Just select on the menu the options Member Area->Member Documents and the browse to EU Reports->INGOS – 3rd Period Report or INGOS Final Report.

The public version of the 3rd periodic report is available to everyone.

The public version of the final report is available for everyone.

Of course I’d like to finish wih a laudatum:

Thank YOU all for your contributions, without you as WP leader, PI or participant this all would not been possible!

Thanks also to the ECN crew, for assisting me with the coordination and the project wrok: Albert Bleeker, Arjan Hensen, Arnoud Frumau, Danielle van Dinther, Mark Blom, Piet Jongejan en Pim van den Bulk. Not to forget in the proposal phase: Petra Kroon!

Big thanks also to our Scientific Advisory Board: Adrian Simmons, Ed Dlugocencky and Ray Weiss!

And last but not least: most thanks to Sylvia Walter for the terrific work as Project manager! She successfully hunted you (and me) with result: SUCCESS!

Now all we can do is wait for resurrection of InGOS as InGOS-plus! Vi ses!!!

Alex Vermeulen

All good things come to an end…

So the InGOS project now officially has ended by 31 December 2015. We can look back at a very successful project with many great achievements. We are now in the phase of the final reporting that has to be finished by the end of February. Most of the deliverables have been submitted, still some are missing, our partners are working hard to deliver them as soon as possible, the underlying work has all been done.

InGOS has been a very ambitious project, that has built a community of dedicated scientists and technicians from many areas and contributed to large progress in the observation techniques of non-CO2 greenhouse gases concentrations and fluxes. It is a pity that we won’t be able to continue directly with a follow-up InGOSplus project to keep the consortium together, but the prospects for continued cooperation at a later stage are good! And of course many of the achievements from InGOS will be picked up by ICOS and other projects, where many of the InGOS participants also contribute.

Now back to the final strokes of InGOS, but before that I of course want to wish you all a happy and succesful 2016!

Alex Vermeulen (InGOS coordinator)


Position open at Groningen university: PhD AirCore observations of CO2 and CH4 concentration and isotopic composition


  • development of the miniaturized AirCore system for accurate measurements of CO2, CH4, and CO, and validation of the AirCore observations against in situ aircraft measurements and/or the analysis results of other available air samples
  • AirCore field campaigns to obtain profile measurements in Sodankylä, Finland, and in De Bilt, The Netherlands, and possibly in other places, and to analyze the air samples for isotopic compositions in CO2 and CH4
  • assessment of the influences of potential biases in modeled stratospheric profile influences on flux estimates by models based on both ground-based and space-based retrievals
  • Qualifications

    • a master degree in atmospheric science, (applied) physics or a related discipline
    • excellent communication skills in oral and written English
    • good practice in team working, and affinity with working in the field.

The preferred starting date is 1 March 2016.


You may apply for this position until 5 January 2016 / before 6 January 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form.

Apply through

Open access publishing funds available

The European Commission has recently launched a pilot action to fund open access peer-reviewed publications from finalized FP7 projects. This initiative is implemented by the project OpenAIRE2020. If you or your FP7 project partners are planning to publish peer-reviewed articles in Open Access journals after the end of the project you might be able to use the funds made available through this pilot to cover the publication fees (Article Processing Charges or APCs). Also open access monographs, book chapters or conference proceedings can be funded if these are occurring after the end of the grant (and not eligible for reimbursement from the project budget).

You can find more information on the post-grant pilot in the Participant Portal or directly on the website of ОрепАГОЕ.

For any questions please use the following contacts:

For the FP7 post-grant pilot:

–              Contact form in the OpenAIRE post-grant pilot page

–              Your country’s National Open Access desk

For  Open Access policy in general:

–              The EC Open Access mailbox:



InGOS/ICOS Technical Experts Workshop on non-CO2 Eddy-Covariance Greenhouse Gas Flux Measurements

The InGOS / ICOS Technical Experts Workshop on non-CO2 Eddy-Covariance Greenhouse Gas Flux Measurements  will be held 09.-11.06.2015, Dragør, Denmark.

InGOS Technical Experts Workshop location

Non CO2 greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes are often small and vary substantially in space and time. As a consequence, their measurement pushes existing flux techniques, such as chamber and micrometeorological flux approaches, to the limit. To enhance the quality of services provided by the participating research infrastructures within the InGOS and ICOS networks, this workshop will bring technical experts together to discuss and document the state of the art in non-CO2 GHG flux measurements. The workshop will support the development of a measurement protocol for Non-CO2 GHG flux measurements with the eddy covariance method within the ICOS framework.

Specific topics of the workshop

  • Challenges to determine non CO2-GHG concentrations: accuracy and precision, spectral response and noise, cross-sensitivities with other fluctuating gasses (H2O), fast response sensors (Topic 1)
  • Eddy covariance and gradient system design, flux data processing and correction (Topic 2)
  • Total uncertainty of flux estimation, flux detection limits and their main factors, flux data gap filling (Topic 3)

Venue and registration

The workshop will be held in the Dragør Badeholtel (Drogdensvej 43, 2791 Dragør Denmark,, E-mail:, which is very close to Copenhagen Airport. The costs include solely accommodation (2 nights), meals and use of facilities are 400 € per participant, of which InGOS will pay 100 €.

Please register by Monday, 13 April 2015 by mail to Andreas Ibrom (

Workshop programme and Schedule

09.06.2015 10.06.2015 11.06.2015
  (08:30) Topic 2: 4 scientific presentations (12 + 3 minutes)

(09:30) BOSII: continues

(08:30) Plenum:

T01- T12 (5+5) reports from BOS

  (10:30) Break (10:30) Break
  (11:00) BOS III: flux calculation and correction

T07: closed-path sensors: cross-sensitivity with H2O and correction for density fluctuations

T08: open-path sensors: correction for density fluctuations (WPL)

T09: spectral correction and uncertainty estimation

(11:00) Plenum: synthesis and Organisation of work and closing the workshop
(12:00) arrival and registration (12:30 – 14:00) lunch 12:00 Lunch and departure
(13:00) Plenum:

Welcome ( 5) Andreas

Aim and structure of the Non-CO2 GHG eddy covariance protocol (20 + 20) Eiko

Breakout sessions (BOS) approach and deliverables (15) Andreas


(14:00) Topic 1: 4 scientific presentations (12 + 3 minutes)

14:00 Topic 3: 4 scientific presentations (12 + 3 minutes)


(13:30 – 16:00) Meeting of the main authors of the protocol


(15:00) Break (15:00) break  
(15:30 -17:00) BOS I: theory, sensor and system design

T01: definitions of variables and required system specifications

T02: closed path sensors set-up

T03: open-path sensors set-up


(17:00-18:00) BOS II: field measurements and data flow

T04: calibration and maintenance

T05: ancillary measurements

T06: data formats and online data transmission

(15: 30 – 17:00) BOS IV: remaining issues

T10: time-lag estimation and detection limit

T11: data gap filling

T12: compatibility with other standards


(17:00-18:00) Preparation of BOS reports

18:00 Dinner 18:00 Dinner  


PDF for printing: InGOS-ICOS Technical Experts Workshop on non-CO2 Eddy-Covariance Greenhouse Gas Flux Measurements

CLUES – new Master´s programme on Climate, Land-use and Ecosystem Services

We would like to advertise for an upcoming English MSC teaching program in Paris open to European students.
The students can apply for a grant as explained on the web page.

Please follow the link to the web page describing the program and the procedure for applying for a grant.

Application for 3rd ICOS/InGOS Summer School (Challenges in measurements of greenhouse gases and their interpretation) closed!

The 3rd InGOS/ICOS Summer School (previously known as TTorch Summer School) will again be held in 2015 at Hyytiälä field station in Finland and will take place from 20 May until 29 May, 2015. Application deadline has been close now and 32 students have been selected for participation. Read more on the Summer School and its program HERE