The ETC-Antwerp collects and processes the ancillary data from the ICOS Ecosystem sites. Besides flux and meteorological records, many ecological parameters are measured: vegetation and soil characteristics, biomass, phenology, disturbances, management, land use... The ancillary data are processed and standardized to obtain data that can be analyzed and interpreted by the scientific community. ETC-Antwerp carries out the quality control of the data and develops and tests the measurement protocols for ancillary data to ensure the standardization of measurements of the ICOS RI. The ETC-Antwerp provides assistance and shares its expertise through trainings and workshops organized for the scientific and technical staff working at the ICOS Ecosystem sites.
Four staff members are currently working at the ETC.
- Thi Minh Tu Nguyen (ThiMinhTu.Nguyen@uantwerpen.be)
- Dr. Bert Gielen (Bert.Gielen@uantwerpen.be)
- Dr. Maarten Op de Beeck (Maarten.OpdeBeeck@uantwerpen.be)
- Emmy Jacobs (Emmy.Jacobs@uantwerpen.be)
From left to right: dr. Nicola Arriga, Thi Minh Tu Nguyen, Emmy Jacobs, prof. dr. Reinhart Ceulemans, dr. Bert Gielen, Jan Segers, dr. Marilyn Roland, prof. dr. Ivan Janssens and dr. Maarten Op de Beeck