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Multi-source inventory methods for quantifying carbon stocks and stock changes in european forests

Objective

Carbo-Invent will identify/develop/test methods for assessing forest carbon (C) stock changes at national and EU levels, for the purpose of reporting under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol (KP), using multi-source inventory methods: biomass expansion factors, soil C assessments combined with forest inventories; remote sensing techniques to enhance accuracy and reduce cost. This will aid the design of "national systems" as called for in the KP. Methods/integration techniques will be applied in boreal, continental, oceanic, alpine, Mediterranean test sites. Up scaling to national level will be tested for both "full C accounting" and selective accounting under the KP. Separate national and EU stock-change estimates will result from integrating multi-source data with a European Forest Resource Database. C monitoring/verification procedures will be suggested to translate KP decisions into inventorying requirements at national/project levels.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
11,Elisabethstrasse 5
8010 Graz
Austria

Participants (13)

CENTRE DE RECERCA ECOLOGIA I APLICACIONS FORESTALS
Spain
Address
Univ. Autonoma De Barcelona - Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Torikatu 34
Joensuu
FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REPRESENTING THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
Austria
Address
Spittelauer Laende 5
1090 Wien
FEDERAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR FORESTS, NATURAL HAZARDS AND LANDSCAPE
Austria
Address
Seckendorff-gudent-weg 8
1131 Wien
FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Hungary
Address
Frankel Leo U. 42/44
1023 Budapest
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Krijgslaan, 281 (S8)
9000 Gent
INSTITUTE OF FOREST ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Czechia
Address
Jilove U Prahy 1544
254 01 Jilove U Prahy
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg Haus C4
14412 Potsdam
THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
1,Jokiniemenkuja 1
01301 Vantaa
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
8,Arrheniusplan 8
750 07 Uppsala
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via Romea
35020 Legnaro
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Moorweidenstrasse, 18
20148 Hamburg