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Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases

Objective

As the negative impacts of rising global temperatures become increasingly evident, national governments, regional authorities and private stakeholders are enhancing efforts to curve down the emissions the greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for global warming. Measuring the effectiveness of GHG emission reduction policies against agreed-upon international targets require accurate and precise estimates of emissions and their trends. These estimates need to be established and regularly updated using transparent methods, tracable to international standards. VERIFY proposes to quantify more accurately carbon stocks and the fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) across the EU based on independent observations in support of inventories that rely only on statistical data. The same approach will also be tested for US, China and Indonesia, in collaboration with foreign partnes. Accurate characterization of the space-time variations of GHG fluxes, separating their anthropogenic and natural components and their drivers, will be based on advanced modelling approaches using atmospheric GHG measurements, tracer transport inversions and various arrays of land observations, in-situ and from space. The improved knowledge of GHG budgets from VERIFY will be used to improve national inventories, in collaboration with national inventory agencies, and to deliver policy-relevant information to track progress of the EU mitigation efforts to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on Climate, in line with international cooperation mechanisms promoted by the WMO, the IPCC and the UNFCCC.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 018 586,25

Participants (40)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 891 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 312,50
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 598 020
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 220 033,75
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 210
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 150 625
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 242 000
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTEGRATED CARBON OBSERVATION SYSTEM EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURECONSORTIUM
Finland
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Gaustadallèen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 496,25
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 301 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 219 962,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 925
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 369 998,75
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 755
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 551 720
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 998,75
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 807,50
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 324 878,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 282 430
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 392,50
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 208 860
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OF IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Johnstown Castle Estate
- Wexford
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 102,50
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 39 693,75
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 250
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 105 250
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
CLIMATE KIC
France
EU contribution
€ 50 377,50
Address
9 11 Rue Anatole De La Forge
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Avenue De La Paix 7 Bis
1211 Geneva 2
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Universitetskaya Nab 7/9
199034 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
"FEDERAL STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ""URAL FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA B.N.YELTSIN"""
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mira Str 19
620002 Yekaterinburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE INTERPROFESSIONNEL TECHNIQUE D'ETUDES DE LA POLLUTION ATMOSPHERIQUE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 40 450
Address
42 Rue De Paradis
75010 Paris
Activity type
Other
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI - CERRAHPASA
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpasa Main Campus Rectorship Building Avcilar
34320 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 149 687,50
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCIENCE PARTNERS
France
EU contribution
€ 85 140
Address
42 Quai De Jemmapes
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)