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BMBF grants final setup of the ICOS central flask and calibration lab
February 27, 2014



The European ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) research infrastructure aims at providing the long-term observations required to understand the present state and predict future behavior of the global carbon cycle and greenhouse gas emissions. The central flask and calibration lab, set up in Jena, Germany, will ensure the accuracy of observational data, thorough quality control and routine testing of air sampling material. Led by Dr. Armin Jordan, it will provide reference gases for calibration of in-situ measurements performed at the continuous monitoring stations.

The lab is now supported with 2 Mio € by the German Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) for final establishment of its routine operations within the next two years, to become a core central unit of the European ICOS research infrastructure.

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