Due to the damage to the Nord Stream gas lines in the Baltic Sea, an enormous amount of methane gas has been released into the atmosphere. The leak is estimated to be equal to the size of a whole year’s methane emissions of a country like Denmark or a city the size of Paris. The methane emissions are confirmed by ICOS ground-based observations from several stations in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Observation satellites were not able to see the emission leaks, because the weather was cloudy.
With millions of plant and animal species living in different regions of the planet, biodiversity is a complex topic. Experts from all over the world thus need to be involved to assess the current state of biodiversity, related risks and opportunities for action.
From 17 to 18 May 2022, the 16th General Assembly of the ICOS ERIC consortium, which manages the activities of the European research infrastructure ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System), took place in Prague. The meeting took place in the Apollon Hall in Vila Lanna, a conference and hotel facility of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
An illustrated glossary of fundamental key terms which scientists often work with has been published on the blog of the Department of the Human Dimensions of Global Change – Sustainablecz.org. Eleven images by illustrator Anastasia Stročková, along with descriptions, help to clarify the terms and at the same time to understand the activities that scientists from the Deparhttps://sustainablecz.org/glossary-of-terms/tment of the Human Dimensions of Global Change are engaged in.