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Sources and sinks of greenhouse gases from managed european grasslands and mitigation scenarios

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2001-00105

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 361 542

  • EU contribution

    € 2 411 132

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

Objective

In support of the European post-Kyoto policy, the GREENGRASS project will measure the net global warming potential resulting from the exchange of CO2, N2O and Twitch managed European grasslands and assess the European wide mitigation potential of key field and farm management scenarios. Long-term micrometeorological measurements at sites in a European wide network will be complemented by experimental assessment of the effects of management options bonnet fluxes. The results will be used to refine emission factors used in national inventories and to evaluate farm-level mitigation scenarios with respect to tenet global warming potential associated to grassland management. These evaluations will be conducted at the field and farm level, and by upscalingsimulation results to the Europe scale.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Avenue Du Brezet, 234
63039 Clermont-Ferrand

France

Participants (17)

CENTRE INTERPROFESSIONNEL TECHNIQUE D' ETUDES DE LA POLLUTION ATMOSPHÉRIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Denmark

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST

Hungary

FEDERAL RESEARCH STATION FOR AGROECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE

Switzerland

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Hungary

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Netherlands

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY

Denmark

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

Ireland

THE SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2001-00105

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 361 542

  • EU contribution

    € 2 411 132

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France