On Wed., 4 Nov. 2015, the projects in the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Feedback Programme organise an outward-facing joint meeting in Edinburgh. It is free and open to every researcher interested in greenhouse gases and not restricted to project members.

Understanding and quantifying greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions is central to international efforts to slow their growth rate in the atmosphere, in order to mitigate the humanitarian and economic impacts of climate change. This meeting will present current research on monitoring the major greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) and on understanding relevant processes and fluxes. We expect about 100 attendees.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please fill in the registration form (select "Joint GHG session - 4 Nov"). Note that this open meeting follows the internal meetings on 2-3 Nov. meant for project partners (see the meeting page for an overview).

Meeting information

  • Venue: The Biosphere, Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8AS.
  • Attendance is free, please use the registration form (select "Joint GHG session - 4 Nov")
  • More information: Please contact the Programme Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Before this open meeting, smaller working group meetings will take place from 9:00-11:00 in the same venue, including a meeting of the ICOS-UK Committee.

10:30-11:00 Tea&Coffee

11:00-11:15 Welcome and introduction

11:15-13:00 Summaries, key results and outlook for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback Programmes
The overarching objective of the UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback Programme is to deliver improved GHG inventories and predictions for the UK, and for the globe at a regional scale. Projects in the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback programme. In this session, the three individual projects within the programme present an overview over their work.

11:15-11:45 Mat Williams: GHGs in the terrestrial biosphere:
"Generating Regional Emissions Estimates with a Novel Hierarchy of Observations and Upscaled Simulation Experiments (GREENHOUSE)" (PDF, 4.1Mb)

11:45-12:15 Andy Watson: GHGs in the oceans:
"Radiatively active gases from the North Atlantic Region and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC)"

12:15-12:45 Paul Palmer: GHGs in the atmosphere:
"Greenhouse gAs Uk and Global Emissions (GAUGE)" (PDF, 4.5Mb)

12:45-13:00 Integration and Discussion

13:00-13:40 Lunch

13:40-15:15 Greenhouse gas research in the UK
This session provides the wider context of greenhouse gas research in the UK from a variety of projects and groups

13:40-14:00 Julia Sussams (DECC): The need for atmospheric monitoring and the greenhouse gas inventory at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (PDF, 223kb)

14:00-14:20 Bob Rees (SRUC): N2O emissions factors in the Greenhouse Gas platform at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) (PDF, 2.6Mb)

14:20-14:40 Dorothee Bakker (UEA): The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) (PDF, 2.9Mb)

14:40-15:00 Euan Nisbet (RHUL): Greenhouse gas measurements at the Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) (PDF, 9.0Mb)

15:00-15:15 Andrew Manning (UEA): Monitoring greenhouse gases at the University of East Anglia (UEA) (PDF, 2.3Mb)

15:15-15:40 Tea&Coffee

15:40-16:10 To Europe and Beyond!

15:40-16:00 Ned Garnett (NERC, per video): Opportunities for greenhouse gas research in the EU's Horizon 2020 framework (PDF, 883kb)

16:00-16:10 Richard Sanders (NOC): The Integrated Carbon Observing System (ICOS) - A pan-European research infrastructure

16:10-17:00 General discussion