ICOS Spain is the national network of Greenhouse Gases measurement stations and represents the Spanish contribution to the European Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) network. This European Research Infrastructure aims to measure the background Greenhouse Gases Concentration to study the trends of their main sources and sinks.   


Izaña and El Arenosillo Atmospheric Stations and the CanOA-VOS line Oceanic station have started the validation process of their instruments. Once this stage has been completed, the measurements carried out by these stations will be available to the all European community and will help increase knowledge about the carbon cycle and the negative impact of global warming due to the Greenhouse effect. New stations will be incorporated into this network in the future.