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Global satellite observation of greenhouse gas emissions (enivisat for environmental regulation of greenhouse gases)

Objective

The Kyoto Protocol, which the EU has recently ratified, calls for a quantitative reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2010. However global emissions, sources and sinks, are not accurately known. EVERGREEN proposes to use the measurements of ENVISAT, a European Earth Observation satellite, to produce improved greenhouse gas emission inventories as an added value product of ENVISAT .A combination of measurement and (inverse) modelling will be employed to derive emission estimates. The feasibility and quality of the method will be assessed. Measurements include (partial) columns of C02, CH4, N2O, CO, 03, NO2 and H20. The focus will be on methane and carbon monoxide and on regional and seasonal variations. End-user involvement is arranged through participation of one coal industry and several national/European institutes, with responsibility for greenhouse gas issues.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan 10
3730 AE De Bilt
Netherlands

Participants (11)

BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY
Belgium
Address
3,Ringlaan 3
1180 Bruxelles
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi, 1
21020 Barasso
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07701 Jena
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
69117 Heidelberg
RWE POWER AG
Germany
Address
Huyssenallee, 2
45128 Essen
SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION NETHERLANDS - UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
2,Sorbonnelaan 2
3584 CA Utrecht
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
.,Otto-hahn-allee
28334 Bremen
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
5,Allee Du 6 Aout, Bat. B5c
4000 Liege
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4 Tour 15
75230 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Leicester