IG3IS/TRANSCOM meeting Lund, 17-20 September 2018


Forest at HyltemossaÖresund bridgeImage courtesy of Carbon Visuals


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IG3IS/TRANSCOM workshop on inverse modelling of greenhouse gas fluxes from atmosphere observations

This combined IG3IS/TRANSCOM workshop will be held in Lund, Sweden from 17-20 September 2018. The venue will be:

Tegnérplatsen 6
22360 Lund, Sweden

The workshop is sponsored by WMO GAW and ICOS, it is dedicated to the use of atmospheric measurements to improve the quantification and understanding of greenhouse gas fluxes. Like in previous TRANSCOM meetings, its covers the full scope of methods and applications, including the use of various types of measurements (global & regional networks, aircrafts, satellites, isotopes, etc.), and different methods (flux inversion, CCDAS, FFDAS, etc.) to constrain fluxes and processes (land biosphere, ocean, fossil) at scales ranging from global tot local. The meeting will provide ample opportunity to discuss new developments, remaining bottlenecks, and how to take advantage of international cooperation and coordinated joint activities to support progress. The meeting will provide an overview of various ongoing activities and provides the opportunity to discuss or even initiate something new.

This meeting is special in that it is co-organized, and sponsored, by WMO-IG3IS to kick off and discuss the so called 'cross cutting activity' of the IG3IS scientific implementation plan. An important aim of IG3IS is to support the use of inverse modelling techniques to improve the national emission estimates that are reported to the UNFCCC, to ensure that these estimates are consistent with what is observed in the atmosphere. The cross cutting activity is meant to support the development of the techniques, their application to the various scales relevant for emission reporting, the definition of "good practice" approaches, and benchmarking methods. Many of these aspects are of scientific interest and relevance, in particular the need to move to higher resolution national and urban scale emission estimation, extending of scope of previous TRANSCOM meetings. It also follows the week after the ICOS Science conference in Prague, thus allowing our overseas travellers that would like to combine these two meetings to reduce travel to/from Europe.

Moreover, the meeting will follow the tradition and spirit of previous meetings, with plenty opportunity to meet new people in an enjoyable informal atmosphere.

Latest program, travel and accomodation information

Download here the final Program and travel information (last updated 14 September 2018)

Download here the final Abstract booklet (last updated 20 august 2018)

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