Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS

FP5

CAMELS Berichtzusammenfassung

Project ID: EVK2-CT-2002-00151
Gefördert unter: FP5-EESD
Land: Italy

D5.2 Online and ad hoc consultation to European Commission

Online and ad hoc consultation to European Commission.
Camels project results were presented at several occasions during 2004. Noticeably the project progresses reached a series of potential end users from the scientific modelling community to policy oriented stakeholders and institutions.

In particular during 2004 two events can be reported as of significant importance:

1. The workshop organized by the Global Carbon Project in collaboration with CarboEurope GHG concerted action with the title: Regional Carbon Budgets: from methodologies to quantification held in Beijing, China on 15-18 November 2004. The aim of workshop was to develop a common framework to improve comparability among different approaches and estimates of carbon stocks and fluxes based on their scope and system boundaries (constraints, time-space scales, etc.). Methods for integrating observational data for both stocks and stock changes (eg, inventory data, atmospheric gradient analyses) and fluxes (eg, flux tower networks) were discussed. CAMELS outline and strategy was presented as an example of integrated carbon data assimilation system.

2. The Conference of the Parties to UNFCC in Buenos Aires (COP10) where a side event on carbon research was organized by the EU Commission. Riccardo Valentini presented some initial results of CAMELS and its strategy. At the side event we had an outstanding participation of about 50-60 negotiators coming from several countries and representing both Parties delegation as well as international institutions such as World Bank, UNEP, GreenPeace etc.

It was an important opportunity to address the importance of Science in the current discussion of future Kyoto commitments and vulnerabilities of carbon cycle. The feed-back that we received was the need to develop more how carbon data assimilation systems could provide a backbone of monitoring of terrestrial carbon for understanding its vulnerabilities and the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to adapt to changing climate. These were priorities for policy makers.

The Conference of the Parties to UNFCC in Montreal (COP11) where a side event on carbon research was organized by the EU Commission. Riccardo Valentini presented some initial results of CAMELS and its strategy. At the side event we had an outstanding participation of about 50-60 negotiators coming from several countries and representing both Parties delegation as well as international institutions such as World Bank, UNEP, GreenPeace etc. A CAMEL brochure is released at the meeting.

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