Global Change Research Centre (CzechGlobe)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
Global Change Research Centre
Czech Republic
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Czech Republic
Current Status:
Operational since 2014
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The Global Change Research Centre Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (CzechGlobe) was founded in Brno in January 2011. Its activities build on the nearly 20-year tradition of basic research on the topics of global change, the carbon cycle, and ecophysiology of production processes in plants carried out at the Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology as part of the EU’s framework programmes. A major new activity at the CzechGlobe Centre is a project of the Operational Programme: Research and Development for Innovations known as CzechGlobe – Centre for the Study of Global Climate Change Impacts, the aim of which is to develop research infrastructure enabling comprehensive research on issues of global change. CzechGlobe is financed primarily by funds from the European Union. Research programmes are implemented by research teams cooperating with leading experts from scientific and educational institutions all over the world. Using the most modern techniques and instrumentation, research is carried out in three main areas affected by global change, namely: the atmosphere (climate evolution and its modelling), ecosystems (the carbon cycle, impact of global change on biodiversity), and socio-economic systems (impact on the development and behaviour of society). An integral part of CzechGlobe Centre activities is development of innovative technological processes, proposals for measures for adaptation, and educational activities.

RI Keywords
Climate change
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding Centres
Environmental Management Infrastructures
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Scientific and Technical Support

Scientific Cooperation, open access to this infrastructure, scientific and technical support, education and popularisation of science.

Atmospheric Research Station

Located in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, consists of a 250 m tall atmospheric tower. It serves as a national monitoring point of both the occurrence and long-range transport of greenhouse gases, selected pollutants and basic meteorological characteristics through continuous monitoring of: atmospheric concentrations of CO2, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, atmospheric pollutants (tropospheric ozone, total gaseous mercury), aerosol optical properties, basic meteorological parameters (radiation balance, air temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation levels) and planetary boundary layer height. The laboratory includes an aerial carrier, spectroradiometers for recording reflected solar radiation in the spectral range of 400-2,500 nm, a single-band thermal sensor, GPS sensors, gyro-stabilization frames.

Additional Data
European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)
Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS)