Whole-farm GHG estimation and environmental diagnostics platform
The COMET GLOBAL project is designed to improve methods for quantifying greenhouse gas sources and sinks in agricultural systems and in national inventories.
The aims of the consortium are aligned with the aims of the Global Research Alliance for harmonised methods for estimating GHG emissions, with national priorities for reducing GHG emissions in each of the partner countries.
The development of the system will be based on COMET Farm, a tool already available on Internet and used in the United States. Spatial data (climate, soil, land management), GHG soil and non-soil emission factors specific to each country will be integrated into several widely used models (RothC, ECOSSE and DayCent). The user interface will be multilingual (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian).
The project is being undertaken by an international consortium coordinated by Colorado State University (USA) with European and Australian partners.
The project is funded in the framework of the European Joint Programming initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI).
The FACCE-JPI initiative brings together 22 countries who are committed to building an integrated European Research Area addressing the interconnected challenges of sustainable agriculture, food security and impacts of climate change. The funding for the French teams (Inra, Infosol and UMR Eco&Sols) is provided by the French Research Agency (ANR).
The project is developed by an international consortium coordinated by Colorado State University (the USA) and with European partners and Australian
- France : INRA-Infosol (Orléans)
- Suisse : Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich)
- UE: Joint Research Center - European Commission
- Espagne: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
- Grande-Bretagne: University Court of the University of Aberdeen
- Australie: Queensland University of Technology
Project financed within the framework of the European initiative of joint programming JPI-FACCE on agriculture, food safety and the climate change.
This initiative JPI-FACCE gathers 21 countries which were committed building a European space of research integrated in order to take up the challenges related to sustainable agriculture, the food safety and the impacts of the climate change. For the teams French (Inra Infosol and UMR Eco&Sols), the financing is ensured by the ANR
Lydie Lardy, Eco&Sols, IRD Montpellier