Project detail
MASCAREF - Study under EEC 2152/2003 Forest Focus regulation on developing harmonized methods for assessing carbon sequestration in European forests
Funding institution:
EC-Joint Research Centre, Italy
Coordinator:
IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic
Responsible at IFER:
Emil Cienciala
Project partners:
IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic
Joanneum Research, Austria
Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Alterra, Wageningen, the Netherlands
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Lithuanian Forest Research Institute, Lithuania
Forest Research and Management Institute, Romania
National Research Council, Italy
NAGREF-FRI, Greece
NFC – National Forest Centre, Slovakia
Project realization:
2007 - 2009
Description:
The overall objective of this project is to facilitate development of a monitoring scheme for carbon sequestration in forest of the EU. Specifically, the project aims at aiding i) strengthening and harmonizing the existing national systems to better meet the requirements of international monitoring and reporting of GHG emissions and sinks ii)improving the comparability, transparency and accuracy of the GHG inventory reports of the LULUCF sector of Member States, as implemented in the EC Monitoring Mechanism.