Research Facilities

The members of PEER run major research facilities, some of them unique. Please find below an overview of the facilties which are open to interested researchers.

Greenhouse gas monitoring facilities

Short description:

The JRC's facilities for monitoring greenhouse gases include three installations which are part of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) initiative of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) which is dedicated to the high precision monitoring of GHG concentrations and fluxes over a long timeframe.

Major research issues/sites:

The JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability currently manages two tower installations, one in Ispra and one in San Rossore (Pisa) to continuously measure fluxes of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and a whole set of ancillary meteorological and soil parameters.

A monitoring station for continuous high-accuracy measurements of the concentrations of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) CO2, CH4, N2O, SF6, and CO has been established by the JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the Ispra site.


JRC Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Facilities

Atmosphere, Biosphere, Climate - Integrated Station

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centre running the infrastructure:

JRC - European Commission - Joint Research Centre

type of facility:

Observatory / large-scale experimental field site


JRC - European Commission - Joint Research Centre