Each monitoring network is coordinated by a Thematic Centre. These are responsible for data collection and processing, standardization of measurement protocols and support and training of the ICOS community.
The Ecosystem Thematic Centre is co-hosted by the University of Antwerp.
The UAntwerp specializes in the so-called ‘ancillary data’ measurements: vegetation and soil characteristics, biomass, phenology, disturbances, management, land use...
The ETC Antwerp
Carries out the quality control of the ancillary data
Develops and tests the measurement protocols
Provides assistance and shares its expertise through trainings and workshops
Contact ETC Antwerp