The presentation slides from the ICOS Science Conference 2021 are now available online! The conference took place in September as a virtual conference and you can now check out the presentations given from scientists all around the world - from their desks at home or in their offices. 

Also see this video with conference highlights!


In a recent ICOS Science Success Story, Simone Pieber (ICOS-CH Postdoctoral researcher at Empa) tells us about her experiences with Juypter Notebooks. Read the full story here.

Interested in more ICOS Science Success Stories? Check them out here.


Today, the recently published study by Mana Gharun (Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich) and ICOS-CH co-authors was featured in De Standaard. ICOS makes cross-national outreach possible - wonderful!


ICOS-CH was one of the co-hosts of one of the 24 sessions of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2020, on 6/7 November, with in total more than 1000 registered participants and 445 submissions.


This morning, a helicopter removed a tree that had fallen during the last storm and was dangerously leaning against the hut and the rope of our EC tower in Davos. Check out two videos of this impressive action here!


Great news! ICOS Switzerland has received funding for the next four years (ICOS-CH Phase 3, 2021-2025). This will ensure the continuation of the ICOS measurements at the two ICOS Class 1 stations Jungfraujoch and Davos and another four years as part of ICOS RI! We are particularly happy about some statements on the long-​term measurements by the reviewers: "It is vital to GHG research that long-​term datasets such as those in ICOS-​CH continue to be maintained and thus should be supported. ... The long term records are the back bone of this research and are absolutely essential to make progress. ... These valuable contributions must be continued by complying with the now established ICOS RI standards, and with a time horizon of 20 years." And don't we love this statement "This is as good as it gets." Thanks!



Tages-​​Anzeiger science editor Martin Läubli wrote about the findings of the study by Mana Gharun (Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich) and ICOS-​CH co-​authors and also highlighted the special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The Schweizer Bauer focussed on the conclusions drawn for agriculture based on the study's findings. Also the Bauernzeitung highlighted Mana's article and the direct implications of dry summers on Swiss dairy production. covers the article and puts a focus on the need for long-​term studies. Read the newspaper features in Tages-​Anzeiger, Schweizer Bauer, Bauernzeitung, and (German only).



Today, a synthesis paper on the impact of the 2018 drought in Switzerland by Mana Gharun (Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich) and other ICOS-CH co-authors was published. It used data from five Swiss FluxNet stations and showed that effects of of the 2018 drought were more severe at lower elevations than at higher elevations in Switzerland. The paper was highlighted in today's ETH News and is part of a set of studies showing how nature and crops in Europe responded to the extremely dry conditions in 2018, published in  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Check out the press release about this special issue here.


The ICOS-CH Annual Meeting took place today, this year as a virtual meeting! Of course, we all missed meeting and chatting during coffee breaks. Nevertheless, we enjoyed a successful day where we received updates from ICOS Switzerland and ICOS RI and listened to highly interesting and up-to-date scientific talks both from the ICOS-CH Ecosystem and Atmosphere community.


The agenda for this year's ICOS-CH Annual Meeting is published. The meeting will be virtual, but nevertheless, we are very much looking forward to meeting you all and to sharing interesting ICOS facts and science stories! Check out the agenda here.