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30-year re-analysis of CARBON fluxES and pools over Europe and the Globe

Objective

The carbon Environmental Service (CARBONES) will provide the first multi-decadal reanalysis of the global carbon cycle and a service to provide a rolling update of this analysis. This will include the "essential climate variables" (defined by the Global Climate Observing System) of atmospheric carbon dioxide, leaf area and biomass in various categories. No integrated reanalysis includes these climate variables. This reanalysis will combine the primary long-term observations of the terrestrial and oceanic carbon-cycles (atmospheric concentrations, remotely-sensed surface properties and in-situ ecological measurements) using data assimilation techniques. The service will provide a well-founded baseline for predicting future responses of the carbon-cycle to climate change, and for services such as the Atmospheric and Land Service. It will also act as a benchmark for these core services during the period of overlap. The primary users for the reanalysis are climate modellers who need an initial condition for their predictions and, for the same reason, groups calculating changes in carbon stocks. Thus a benefit will be an independent check, globally, on reporting of carbon inventories for the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. Access to the results will be provided by a flexible and user-friendly web-interface The techniques used for the reanalysis will also be used, in conjunction with the core services, to provide a rolling update on the state of the carbon cycle. This will evolve towards an operational, integrated, carbon-cycle monitoring capacity as a potential downstream service.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NOVELTIS SAS
Address
Rue Du Lac 153
31670 Labege
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 402 566
Administrative Contact
Richard Bru (Dr.)

Participants (14)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 419 321
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Boyer (Ms.)
CAMBRIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 280 200
Address
Kings Parade 3
CB2 1SJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Carruthers (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Petra Bauer (Ms.)
AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 74 616,46
Address
New Street Square 6
EC4A 3BF London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iarla Kilbane-Dawe (Dr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 54 596
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Raoust (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 117 289
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Gruber (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 97 468
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Clerkx (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 173 076
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Berrens (Ms.)
PEKING UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 178 800
Address
The Summer Palace Road 5
100871 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shilong Piao (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 761
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helena Rogers (Dr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 420
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Terry Warner (Mr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 70 693
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leena Roihuvuo (Ms.)
CLIMMOD ENGINEERING SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 199 658
Address
Rue De Savigny 28 Bat E15
91390 Morsang Sur Orge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zegbeu Poussi (Dr.)
RICARDO AEA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 234,54
Address
Old Shoreham Road
BN43 5FG Shoreham-on-sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lynn Dixey (Mrs.)