The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA is the headquarters of a network comprised of eight Partner universities in the UK, bringing together expertise on natural and social sciences, and engineering, to support societal responses to climate change. Tyndall UEA is hosted within the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV), one of the longest established, largest and fully-developed interdisciplinary institutions of its kind in Europe. ENV conducts both fundamental and policy-relevant research that informs the greatest societal challenge of the 21st century to balance human resource needs with the sustainability of our environment. It hosts the Climatic Research Unit and the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, which specialise in the synthesis and analysis of climate data, and atmospheric observations, respectively. ENV was ranked 1st in the UK for ‘impact’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise, with 88% of its research judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. The Tyndall Centre at UEA also hosts the European secretariat of Future Earth, an international platform to support research for global sustainability.
UEA will co-lead WP1 and lead Task 1.3 to reconcile carbon source/sink estimates from different top-down approaches with one another and with bottom-up constraints. It will assess the smallest regional scale where multiple products still provide consistent signal, considering variability on multiple scales and their uncertainties. UEA will serve as main contact point to integrate flux results from CHE with that of other projects; UEA will also contribute to WP4 analysis of the fossil fuel emissions derived from Atmospheric Potential Oxygen. It will provide information for the model setup including input ratios, data variability and uncertainty, and analyse the improvements in fossil fuel attribution brought about by the inclusion of APO over different regions.