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Carbon assimilation and modelling of the european land surface

Objective

The Kyoto Protocol (KP) allows nations to partially offset CO2 emissions with carbon accumulated by forest management and "additional human induced" land use change, but no system yet exists to estimate national level sources and sinks in a "transparent and verifiable manner". Existing data sources (e.g. CO2 fluxes, satellite retrievals of vegetation greenness, forest inventories, CO2 measurements)provide valuable information on the terrestrial carbon cycle, but produce differing estimates on large-scale carbon uptake. CAMELS will develop a carbine, cycle data assimilation system which will utilise each of these data sources, in conjonction with the latest terrestrial ecosystem models (TEMs), to produce estimates of the European land carbon sink. The use of process-based TEMs and forest inventory models will allow the contribution of land-management to be isolated, as required by the KP.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Address
Fitzroy Road, Metz Office
EX1 3PB Exeter
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1, Tp 460
21020 Barasso
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Torikatu 34
Joensuu
FASTOPR DRS. RALF GIERING AND THOMAS KAMINSKI GBR
Germany
Address
Martinistrasse 21
20251 Hamburg
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07701 Jena
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Hill Of Brathens
AB31 4BW Banchory(kincardinshire)
UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo