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Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems

Objective

The GHG-Europe project aims to improve our understanding and capacity for predicting the European terrestrial carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) budget by applying a systematic, comprehensive and integrative approach. GHG-Europe quantifies the annual to decadal variability of the carbon and GHG budgets of terrestrial ecosystems in EU27 plus Switzerland and in six data-rich European regions via data-model integration, diagnostic and predictive modelling. Models are calibrated by multi-site observations. Research includes CO2, CH4 and N2O in forests, croplands, grasslands, shrublands, peatlands and soils. Via an integrated approach, GHG Europe scales up consistently from local to regional and continental scale via scale dependent error propagation and systematic quantification of uncertainties, model validation at different scales and top-down verification by atmospheric inversion models. At regional and European scale lateral C transport by land use, trade and rivers are included. Variability in C and GHG budgets is attributed to natural (climate) and anthropogenic drivers (N deposition, land use, past and present management) by synthesis of past and emerging experiments, targeted observations in hot spots and hot moments and model sensitivity analyses. For this purpose, observations are extended to under-sampled regions and ecosystems with likely high importance for the European C budget: forests and land use change in Eastern Europe and Mediterranen shrublands. The future vulnerability of carbon pools and risks of positive feedbacks in the climate-carbon system are assessed by scenario analyses with biophysical models and by integrating feedbacks with socio-economic changes and EU climate and land use policies. GHG-Europe uses a bidirectional interaction with stakeholders to provide regular and timely scientific advice targeted to the emerging needs of the UNFCCC process and for implementing post-2012 climate commitments in Europe.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science/land-based treatment

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 679 481,50
Administrative Contact
Annette Freibauer (Dr.)

Participants (42)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 534 240
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Boyer (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Riley (Ms.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 480
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Reichstein (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 390 100
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helena Rogers (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 352 500
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dario Papale (Dr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 216 240
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 800
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mark Sutton (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 223 324
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Buchmann (Prof.)
INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI SI AMENAJARI SILVICE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 225 630
Address
Bulevardul Eroilor 128
077190 Voluntari
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Violeta Tiron (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 662 575
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mireille Lalande (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 244 440
Address
Ulica Wojska Polskiego 28
60 637 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janusz Olejnik (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 008,64
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 183 300
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 036,75
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles R. Darwin 14
46980 Paterna, Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dora Cabrera (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 141 060
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
BUNDESFORSCHUNGS UND AUSBILDUNGSZENTRUM FUR WALD NATURGEFAHREN UND LANDSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 25 080
Address
Seckendorff Gudent Weg 8
1131 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 57 750
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Viola (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kim Pilegaard (Prof.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 139 120
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Regina Heddes (Ms.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 109 018
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marcus Lindner (Dr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 141 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 122 200
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heinz Gallaun (Mr.)
PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 19 320
Address
Piazza Silvius Magnago 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Minerbi (Dr.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 39 999,60
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Poutsma (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 69 996,75
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jari Liski (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 24 999,60
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruce Osborne (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 115 200
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Bahn (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 25 000,80
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Federico Magnani (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrew S. Kowalski (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 121 520
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten Krol (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 200
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
De Antoni Marinella (Dr.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karoline Thomas (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 952,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Miglietta (Dr.)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denis Boglio (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Llanos Carrión Varela (Ms.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 70 434
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Calvet (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 919
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Thonicke (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 202 086
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Clerkx (Ms.)
HOCHSCHULE WEIHENSTEPHAN-TRIESDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 691,36
Address
Am Hofgarten 4
85354 Freising
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Drösler (Prof.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hetty De Wilde (Ms.)