Around 16000 scientists from more than 100 countries gathered in Vienna for the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU2019) where key results of the CHE projects were presented in two sessions dedicated to CO2 and Greenhouse Gases.
EMPA scientist Jean-Matthieu Haussaire presented the CHE library of simulations from global to local scales and highlighted future run scenarios in his talk at the Carbon Dioxide and Methane Remote Sensing session.
Gianpaolo Balsamo, ECMWF, conveyed a well-attended opening talk in a session on ‘Science-based Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimates in Support of National and Sub-National Climate Change Mitigation’ convened by Phil DeCola (Univeristy of Maryland), Oksana Tarasova (WMO) and Tomohiro Oda (NASA).
The presentation of CO2 Monitoring & Verification Support Capacity prepared by Greet Maenhout (European Commission Joint Research Centre) and the EU’s CO2 Task Force illustrated the ambitious timeline to deliver an Earth Observation-based integrated information system to support national reporting and Paris Agreement implementation.
The sessions contained several talks on scientific advances in the area of use of the atmospheric observations and analysis ssystems to improve knowledge of the greenhouse gas emissions (many of those initiatives support the Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System IG3IS coordinated by WMO).
Oksana Tarasova (WMO) presented also the advances in gathering greenhouse gas information User Requirements & Needs as the outcome of the IG3IS Symposium in the poster session.
Han Dolman (VU, CHE External Advisory Board Chair) presented the advances in the VERIFY project and discussed the effectiveness of collaborating with CHE.