Enabling Intelligent GMES Services for Carbon and Water Balance Modeling (NorthState)

Enabling Intelligent GMES Services for Carbon and Water Balance Modeling (NorthState)

Start-up year

Start-up year: 
2013

Closing year

Closing year: 
2016
Funding: 

EU

Partners: 

VTT, University of Helsinki Finland (lead), University of Sheffield, University of Iceland, Simosol OY (FInland), Ibekomi (Russia).

Boreal forest is the largest terrestrial biome and will be strongly affected by climate warming, which is predicated to be the strongest at high latitudes, with significant impacts on the European economy. North State will demonstrate how innovative methods applied to the new Sentinel data streams can be combined with models to monitor carbon and water fluxes for pan-boreal Europe, with intensive study sites in Finland, Iceland and Russia. This will reduce the high uncertainty in current estimates of flux rates.