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Coordination Action Carbon Observation System

Objective

COCOS will assess the status of harmonization of key carbon cycle variables with international partners. It will improve the interoperability of data sets that are used in global scale carbon cycle studies through joint activities between ecosystem, atmospheric and ocean bottom-up and top down observation communities. COCOS will also perform integrated regional-scale multiple constraint assessments of the land and ocean carbon balance through the use of harmonized data sets. It will identify, narrow down uncertainties and decrease differences in emerging global data sets that are aimed at providing constraints on the vulnerability of the global carbon cycle. COCOS will thus contribute to the implementation and improvement of global observing systems. It will organize a large international conference to demonstrate the status and way ahead of global carbon observations in light of monitoring requirements for GEO and the implementation of future climate change mitigation commitments. As such, it will contribute to an effective monitoring of the carbon cycle at global level as recommended by GEO and GCOS in supporting the European participation to an international CO2 research monitoring project. The research and harmonization work developed in this proposal will contribute significantly to building an integrated global approach that promotes close collaboration with the international carbon cycle research community.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 338 533,94
Administrative Contact
Hetty De Wilde (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 220 011,67
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Petra Bauer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 000
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Barbini (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 956
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Moelck (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 240 671
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Chevallier (Dr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 477,05
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ksenia Yvinec (Ms.)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 231 033,34
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette Freibauer (Dr.)