The winter heat wave in February 2020, followed by a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions due to lockdown, a new drought and several hot days in the summer of 2020, and a new period of near-global lockdown in the winter of 2021, are unpredictable and historically unprecedented events that affect the atmospheric greenhouse gas budget. They underline the importance of accurate, distributed, real-time measurements of the surface carbon cycle.
ICOS France research infrastructure, its laboratories and data processing centres and the network of stations it deploys—in the atmosphere, ocean surface waters and on major types of continental ecosystems—develop an effective response to today’s challenges. The scientific days, which will take place from 12 to 14 October 2021 in Reims, are the perfect opportunity to present ICOS France latest research, the new sensors under development or already in use, major projects on urbanised ecosystems under development, the most recent data on the carbon cycle and on the impact of rare events.
- Valérie Masson, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I
- Frédéric Chevallier, LSCE
- Richard Sanders, Head of ICOS Ocean Thematic Centre
- Mark Sutton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Venue: Hôtel de la Paix, Reims, and URCA university campus
Registration and call for papers: https://colloque.inrae.fr/ast-icos-reims2021