Science conference on “Africa and Carbon Cycle: the CarboAfrica
project”, Accra (Ghana), 24-26 September 2008
The CarboAfrica project is organizing an Open Science conference
on “Africa and Carbon Cycle: the CarboAfrica project”,
in Accra (Ghana) on 24-26 September 2008.
This event aims
- present activities and results of the first 2 years of CarboAfrica
- present the state of the art of African researches in the field
of carbon and other GHGs in Africa.
- increase synergies and integration among CarboAfrica and other
The conferences sessions will be on: 1) Terrestrial Carbon Observations
in Africa; 2) Biogeochemical modelling; 3) Ecosystem fluxes; 4)
Soil, carbon and GHG emissions; 5) Impact of vegetation fires on
GHG budget; 6) Carbon sequestration and reduced emissions (CDM &
REDD); 7) Capacity development and demonstration projects in Africa.
The main objective of CarboAfrica is to develop and coordinate a
GHG fluxes monitoring network in Sub-Saharan Africa, in order to
quantify, understand and predict, by a multi-disciplinary integrated
approach, greenhouse gas emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa and its
associated spatial and temporal variability.
GTOS participates in this project as a full partner, leading the
work package 5 on communication and capacity development in Africa,
and contributing also to the other goals, in particular to the carbon
sequestration and avoided deforestation assessment.
GTOS would be pleased to receive suggestions for speakers on the
related topics outlined in the session proposals. For additional
information on the conference and the carboafrica project please
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