The primary goal is to develop an operational measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) framework to quantify carbon and greenhouse gas budgets, especially in agricultural fields, to be further linked to decision support systems such as life-cycle analyses, carbon footprint estimates, and GHG inventory systems.
In practice, the work includes mainly:
The development and testing of ecosystem models to simulate the carbon sequestration and other greenhouse gas exchange in agricultural fields and
Integration of various data streams, improved models, and model outputs into the information and calculation system to estimate field-specific greenhouse gas budgets now and in future climates with current and improved management.
In Field Observatory, you can find examples of carbon sequestration measurements and modelling on different sites with varying data coverage.
The work contributes to Carbon Action, which connects farmers, researchers, and businesses.