CARBOEUROPE IP - Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance

  • Ťupek, Boris (Participant)
  • Zanchi, Guliana (Participant)
  • Verkerk, Pieter Johannes (Participant)
  • Churkina, Galina (Participant)
  • Viovy, Nicolas (Participant)
  • Hughes, John K. (Participant)
  • Lindner, Marcus (PI)

Project Details

Description

To advance our understanding in a multidisciplinary and integrated way, 61 research centres from 17 European countries have joined forces for a 5-year EU-funded research project started in January 2004. CarboEurope-IP addresses basic scientific questions of high political relevance.
CarboEurope-IP aims to understand and quantify the present terrestrial carbon balance of Europe and the associated uncertainty at local, regional and continental scales. The key innovation of the CarboEurope-IP is in its application of a single comprehensive experimental strategy, and its integration into a comprehensive carbon data assimilation framework. The observational and modelling programme will run at an unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. This will allow for the first time a consistent match of bottom-up and top-down estimates of the regional variation in carbon sources and sinks.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/06/200831/12/2008