ICOS Carbon Portal


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences

Type of infrastructure

  • Digital collections


  • climate greenhouse gases monitoring carbon dioxide

Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

ICOS RI. The ICOS research infrastructure involves the 12 country networks, of which ICOS Sweden is one, the Head Office in Finland, and 4 Thematic Centers for Atmosphere, Ecosystem, Ocean and Central Calibration, distributed over Europe. ICOS ERIC is the legal representative of ICOS RI.


ICOS Carbon Portal is part of ICOS ERIC and offers access to research data, as well as easily accessible and understandable science and education products. All measurement data available in the Carbon Portal is quality controlled through the ICOS thematic centers, divided into Ecosystem, Atmospheric and Ocean Thematic Centers and a Central Analytical laboratory. Dedicated researchers all over the world will contribute to the elaborated products catalogue. The ICOS Carbon Portal is hosted by the University of Lund (Sweden) and Wageningen University (Netherlands) and is located in Lund, Sweden.

Equipment and resources

The ICOS Carbon Portal relies on its server, hosted at Lunarc, and storage and cloud services provided by SNIC and EGI in EUDAT CDI (to be transferred into the European Open Source Cloud, EOSC).

Digital and physical collections

ICOS CP serves all ICOS data, including observational data (time series) and elaborated products and ancillary data required for using the ICOS data in the scientific evaluation. This also include spatial model input and output data products.

Services provided

The Carbon Portal provides data life cycle services for provenance, curation, publication and long term storage through a trusted repository, while keeping track of data usage and correct attribution to data providers and curators.
Services are not only up- and download (taking care of attribution and data usage) but also visualization and later creation of subsets and collections of data.
The services developed by CP are directed to support Open Data, are very scalable and could in principle be used for any scientific data portal involving observations.

Management of the infrastructure

The CP Board consists of the ICOS ERIC Director-General (DG), the ICOS CP Director (CPD), the Head of INES Department, the Wageningen University Project leader and one representative from Lund University Faculty of Science.
The Board advises the CPD on general direction and scientific focus of the Carbon Portal.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal and external

Terms of access:

All ICOS data is licensed using a Creative Commons International 4.0 Attribution license (CC4BY). All data can be accessed through the Carbon Portal website. One example entry point is https://data.icos-cp.eu/portal.
All CP software is open source and shared online using github using a GPL v3 license.

Recent research outputs

Agustí-Panareda, A., Diamantakis, M., Massart, S., Chevallier, F., Muñoz-Sabater, J., Barré, J., Curcoll, R., Engelen, R., Langerock, B., Law, R. M., Loh, Z., Morguí, J. A., Parrington, M., Peuch, V. H., Ramonet, M., Roehl, C., Alex T. Vermeulen, Warneke, T. & Wunch, D., 2019 Jun 4, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 11, p. 7347-7376 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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