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LSCE contributes as a carbon expert

Developing world-class research infrastructures for environmental research is one of the top priorities of the European Union Research Policies.

The COOPEUS project, funded under the Research Infrastructures action of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU, shall bring together scientists and users being involved in Europe’s major environmental related research infrastructure projects, i.e. EISCAT, EPOS, LifeWATCH, EMSO, and ICOS, with their US counterparts that are responsible for the NSF funded projects AMISR, EARTHSCOPE, DataONE, OOI and NEON.

The intention is that by interlinking these activities new synergies are generated that will stimulate the creation of a truly global integration of existing infrastructures. The key of this integration process will be the efficient access to and the open sharing of data and information produced by the environmental research infrastructures. This important crosscutting infrastructure category is subject to rapid changes, driven almost entirely outside the field of environmental sciences. Trends in this area include growing collaborations between computer and environmental scientists, leading to the emergence of a new class of scientific activity structured around networked access to observational information. Therefore links to running projects like ENVRI in Europe or EARTHCUBE in the US who are developing relevant architectures are indispensable. Considering this perspective the COOPEUS project will serve as a testbed for new standards and methods.


Please find the Announcement to carbon workshop below.



First Announcement:


7-13 September 2014

Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France

In-situ measurements are keys to address emerging issues in carbon cycle research 
ranging from atmospheric science to biogeochemistry through ecosystem science. 

This 1-week training workshop is aimed primarily at early career scientists 
including advanced PhD students, postdocs, and junior faculty. Using ‘big data'
from the ICOS and NEON large networks of observatories will be addressed.
Sessions will rely largely on hands-on use of data and models,
and interactive discussions with speakers.

Speakers include: 

·    Philippe Ciais, LSCE, France

·    Frédéric Baret, INRA, France

·    Andy Fox, NEON, US

·    Markus Reichstein, MPI-BGC, Germany

·    Miguel Mahecha, MPI-BGC, Germany

·    Marcel van Oijen, CEH, UK

·    Philippe Peylin, LSCE, France

·    Martina Schmidt, IUP, Germany

·    Felix Vogel, LSCE, France  



30 April 2014 with motivation letter plus CV and letter of support


This workshop is an initiative of the joint EU-US COOPEUS project (



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