ICOS Sweden is an infrastructure of national importance with funding from the
Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Swedish researchers were
among the pioneers when it came to measuring the exchange of greenhouse gases
between ecosystems and the atmosphere. ICOS Sweden is building on this tradition
with collaboration among researchers at different institutions.
The scheme below is an overview how ICOS Sweden is organized.
Please choose from the menu on the
left to get more information about the different organs.
LU: Lund University, CEC: Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, GU: University of Gothenburg,
PFS: Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, SU: Stockholm University,
SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, UU: Uppsala University
The coordination office is responsible for the day to day work within ICOS Sweden and
the follow-up of activities, as well as for reporting to the ICOS Sweden board and to the
Swedish Research Council.
In addition, the coordination office is the contact point between the ICOS Sweden partners,
between ICOS Sweden and
pan-European ICOS RI
and communicates with stakeholder and external users.
Its position of the director is shared by Prof Janne Rinne (science director) and
Dr Maj-Lena Linderson (coordination director). Please click here
for contact details.
The board members represent both potential stakeholder interests
and different scientific fields which are of relevance for the ICOS infrastructure.
The board is responsible for the economy and the general strategy of ICOS Sweden.
The members were until 2016-12-31 (in alphabetical order):
Currently, the process of building a new board is ongoing. Joakim Langner
and Benjamin Smith intend to continue their work.
Scientific Advisory Committee
ICOS Sweden has a scientific advisory committee (SAC), appointed by the board,
consisting of independent members selected from internationally leading
scientific institutions or international organizations active in the fields
of monitoring or modelling of greenhouse gas fluxes, or their applications.
The role of the SAC is to follow the activities and operation of ICOS Sweden
and give advise on the scientific and international development of the infrastructure.
Dr Mikaell Ottosson Löfvenius, SPI Svartberget,
Prof Janne Rinne, science director,
Prof Anna Rutgersson, SPI Östergarnsholm,
Dr Per Weslien, SPI Lanna,
University of Gothenburg
External Users Group
The External Users Group is intended to consist of representatives of
all groups, institutes and organizations that use, or intend to use, the
ICOS Sweden infrastructure in some way. This of course includes
both those users primarily interested in simply using the data products
provided by the ICOS measurement program, as well those who themselves
are operating ancillary measurement programs at the field stations.
In addition to this advisory group, it is also foreseen to establish a
more informal grouping open to everyone interested in the activities of
ICOS Sweden - not only actual users.