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ASSESSMENT OF THE EUROPEAN TERRESTRIAL CARBON BALANCE

Objective

The overarching aim of the CarboEurope-IP is to understand, quantify and predict the terrestrial carbon balance of Europe and the uncertainty at local, regional and continental scale. This is achieved by
(1) executing a strategically focussed set of surface based ecological measurements of carbon pools and CO2 exchange,
(2) further enhancement of an atmospheric high precision observation system for CO2 and other trace gases,
(3) execution of a regional high spatial resolution experiment and
(4) integration of these components by means of innovative data assimilation systems and modelling. The key innovation of the CarboEurope-IP is solving the scientific challenge of quantifying the terrestrial carbon balance at different scales and with known, acceptable uncertainties. The increase in spatial and temporal resolution of the observational and modelling program will allow for the first time a consistent application of a multiple constraint approach of bottom-up and top-down estimates to determine the terrestrial carbon balance of Europe with the geographical patterns and variability of sources and sinks. CarboEurope-IP aims at providing a system for carbon accounting for the European continent, and it will further investigate the main controlling mechanisms of carbon cycling in European ecosystems. CarboEurope-IP integrates and expands the research efforts of 95 European institutes. CarboEurope-IP addresses basic scientific questions of high political relevance.

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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Address

HofgartenstraSSE 8
MÜNchen

Germany

Administrative Contact

Ernst-Detlef SCHULZE (Dr)

Participants (67)

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AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA

Poland

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

ALTERRA BV

Netherlands

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA

Italy

CESI RICERCA SPA

Italy

COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DG JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRAROEKOLOGIE UND LANDBAU

Switzerland

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY

Hungary

FACULTÉ UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES

Belgium

FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH

Italy

FUNDACIO PRIVADA PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA

Spain

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Spain

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ-UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER

Germany

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

INSTITUTE OF SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Austria

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITÄT HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

MÉTÉO-FRANCE

France

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Denmark

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

United Kingdom

OM FORSKNINGSCENTER RISØ

Denmark

POSTDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO

Italy

RIJKS-UNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

SAUGIER PHILIPPE INGENEIEUR-CONSEIL

France

SECONDA UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI

Italy

SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY OF GÖGÖLLÖ

Hungary

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany

THE AUGUST CIESZKOWSKI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF POZNAN

Poland

THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREAFTER TCD

Ireland

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

THÜRINGER LANDESANSTALT FÜR WALD, JAGD UND FISCHEREI

Germany

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.

Germany

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

UNIVERSITÄT BAYREUTH

Germany

UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE

Belgium

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SUD (XI) ORSAY

France

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505572

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 23 608 645

  • EU contribution

    € 16 310 000

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany