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Operational Global Carbon Observing System

Objective

Today, countries use a wide variety of methods to monitor the carbon cycle and it is difficult to compare data
from
country to country and to get a clear global picture. The current global observational and modelling capabilities
allow us to produce estimates of carbon budget at different level (from local to global) but many uncertainties still
remain. Decision makers need now more than ever systematic, consistent and transparent data, information and
tools for an independent and reliable verification process of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks. Therefore
higher quality and quantity of CO2 and CH4 data, from different domains and with an enhanced spatial and
temporal resolution, need to be collected by a globally integrated observation and analysis system. This can be
obtained by the coordinated Global Carbon Observation and Analysis System that this project aims at designing,
addressing the climate targets of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) toward building a Global Earth
Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) for carbon.
Specific objectives of the GEOCARBON project are:
• Provide an aggregated set of harmonized global carbon data information (integrating the land, ocean,
atmosphere and human dimension)
• Develop improved Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation Systems (CCDAS)
• Define the specifications for an operational Global Carbon Observing System
• Provide improved regional carbon budgets of Amazon and Central Africa
• Provide comprehensive and synthetic information on the annual sources and sinks of CO2 for the globe
and for large ocean and land regions
• Improve the assessment of global CH4 sources and sinks and develop the CH4 observing system
component
• Provide an economic assessment of the value of an enhanced Global Carbon Observing System
• Strengthen the effectiveness of the European (and global) Carbon Community participation in the GEO
system

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP-SICA - Large-scale integrating project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 854 978,03
Administrative Contact
Laura Panzera (Ms.)

Participants (26)

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 381,60
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 327 680,70
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Gruber (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 571 632,45
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wouter Peters (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 423,34
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 319 182
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 565 244,09
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 850 163,75
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Corinne Sacher (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 805 571,02
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Ciais (Dr.)
STICHTING SRON NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SPACE RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 262,34
Address
Sorbonnelaan 2
3584 CA Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sander Houweling (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA CAMPANIA LUIGI VANVITELLI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 47 495,40
Address
Viale Abramo Lincoln 5
81100 Caserta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gemma Marino (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 176 419,10
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 66 670,79
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Holba (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 190
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Barbini (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 246 968,16
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)
GAMMA REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 57 006
Address
Worbstrasse 225
3073 Gumligen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urs Wegmüller (Dr.)
CAMEROON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Tsinga Yaounde
Messa Yaounde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bonaventure Sonké (Prof.)
FASTOPT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 100
Address
Lerchenstrasse
22767 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Kaminski (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 505,38
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Michael (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 142 412,06
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Demetrio Soto Martinez (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE PESQUISAS ENERGETICAS E NUCLEARES
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 161 595
Address
Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 2242
05508000 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Sergio Torquato (Mr.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 544
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Vanommen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 324
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Courillon (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 89 629,20
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Cavelier (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 631
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 520,40
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hetty De Wilde (Ms.)