The headquarters of the Europe-wide Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) will be located in Finland. The decision was made at an ICOS conference in Paris.
ICOS is a network of researchers and research stations set up to monitor the concentration, release and sequestration of greenhouse gases. ICOS comprises national measuring stations and a co-ordinating umbrella organisation, which will now operate out of Finland. The headquarters, to be established in connection with the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), are expected to begin operations in 2013.
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