Lund University (ULUND) is one of the largest research organisations in Northern Europe and has a strong profile in the environmental sciences and global change studies. It was ranked 21 in the world for geography in the QS World University Rankings. The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES) enjoys an international reputation as a centre for multi-disciplinary studies of ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, based both on empirical approaches and modelling. The department’s research is focusing on issues relating to the development of a predictive understanding of the impacts of changes in climate and atmospheric composition on terrestrial ecosystems and the feedback mechanisms on climate that may arise from these ecosystem processes. It hosts or contributes to the leadership of a number of excellence centres and research networks within Earth system science, including the Swedish node of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) and the ICOS Carbon Portal.
ULund will co-lead WP3 and contribute to WPs 1, 5 and 6 with expertise on surface-atmosphere CO2 exchange processes and data assimilation. More specifically ULund will analyse current Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation Systems with respect to their suitability for inclusion of processes regulating fossil fuel emissions. It will develop a Carbon Cycle Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System (CCFFDAS) and perform experiments with this CCFFDAS in quantitative network design and assimilation modes.