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AU-EU Summit 17-18 February 2022: A Science Agenda

The AERAP Africa-Europe Science Collaboration Platform will organise side events at the AU-EU Summit on 14-18 February 2022. The purpose of the meeting will be to promote awareness of the contribution of collaborative research and development as a critical aspect of EU-Africa relations and collaborations, in particular in addressing global challenges together.

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Werner L. Kutsch

The Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS ERIC )
Director General

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Dr. Werner L. Kutsch is Director General of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) since March 2014. As a scientist, Dr. Kutsch is experienced in data acquisition, post-processing, data analysis and modeling of ecosystem carbon budgets. He has worked on ecosystem carbon cycling for 25 years in Europe and Africa. As Director General, Dr. Kutsch is the legal representative and overall coordinator of the ICOS Research Infrastructure and has coordinated the implementation of ICOS which is now fully operational. His current work comprises the administration and operations of the distributed observational networks and central facilities including the data flow between the different observational programs of ICOS, the data centre of ICOS (‘Carbon Portal’). Dr. Kutsch is responsible for the external representation of ICOS which aims to be part of European and global integration initiatives that that support the usage of in-situ observations for improving the national inventories on greenhouse gases.