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Call for ICOS Science Conference 2024 Abstract

9 February 2024

ICOS Science Conference 2024 (#ICOS2024SC) will take place during 10-12 September in Versailles Palais des Congrès, France, and online.

ICOS, eLTER, ACTRIS RIs will jointly organise a session (Session 17# Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learned), and you are warmly welcome to submit an abstract.

Session 17. Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learned

Martyn Futter, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Syed Ashraful Alam, University of Helsinki
Niku Kivekäs, ACTRIS ERIC
Sindu Raj Parampil, ICOS ERIC
Elena Saltikoff, ICOS ERIC

Research Infrastructures (RI) are assets, facilities and services which collect and coordinate environmental measurements. They enhance the scientific community’s ability to undertake excellent research and deliver innovation outcomes supporting societal efforts to understand, adapt to and mitigate global environmental change. The value of surface-based observations increases with site representativeness, number of parameters measured, temporal duration and comparability of data within and across RIs.

Although each RI is unique, they have many common aspects and can learn from each other’s experience in areas such as scientific protocols, data management (e.g., labelling), resource management (e.g., people, instruments and information) and stakeholder communication. Cooperation between RIs can support the cross-site collection, harmonisation, curation and publication of data needed to better document ongoing environmental change, to “ground-truth” remote sensing and model outputs, and to predict future Earth system behaviour. However, the benefits of co-operation need to be better communicated to funders and actors across siloes.

We invite abstracts from any RI to openly share lessons learned and best practices, as well as insights into the Earth system based on observations from multiple RI networks (e.g., ICOS, eLTER, ACTRIS, etc.). We would also like to highlight examples of successful national level support and stakeholder communication.

Submit your abstract here. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, 8 April 2024 at 13:00 CET.

The full list of sessions can be viewed HERE.

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