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Call for ACCENT Infrastructures is permamently open

The call for infrastructures is permamently open.

A number of research infrastructures (research aircraft, laboratory facilities, advanced analytical instrumentation and/or monitoring stations) are currently operational in Europe for atmospheric studies. New methodologies for the investigation of atmospheric mechanisms, generation of original and high quality data for modelling purposes have emphasised the need for advanced facilities over Europe. Except for a few co-ordinated international projects or already established European large-scale facilities, there is a clear lack of a co-ordination programme that would permit and simplify the access of all scientists to any research facilities within an extended European research area. For that purpose, a co-ordinated effort to establish a large-scale synergy allowing access to research infrastructures, diffusion of information and use of generated databases from a certain number of facilities would be extremely beneficial.

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New EDGAR data on greenhouse gas emission by country and on grid

Announcement of EDGAR v4.0 release: new version with greenhouse gas emissions 1970-2005

We are pleased to inform you that the EDGAR v4.0 greenhouse gas emissions dataset is now available for download at the new EDGAR website hosted by JRC.
EDGAR v4.0 provides insight in annual emissions of greenhouse gas emissions by country, world region, sectors, and on spatial grid in the period 1970-2005.

EDGAR v4.0 greenhouse gas emissions
The current release contains the following greenhouse gases: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC-23, 32, 125, 134a, 143a, 152a, 227ea, 236fa, 245fa, 365mfc, 43-10-mee), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs: CF4, C2F6, C3F8, c-C4F8, C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16), and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6). http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/overview.php

The following data are available for download (after registration)
1. Country emissions: http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/datasets_list.php
– Time series (1970-2005) with total annual emissions by world region and country
– Annual emissions by country and standard sectors (using the IPCC source category definitions)

2. Annual gridded emission in 3 different spatial resolutions: http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/datasets_grid_list.php
– 0.1 x 0.1 degree
– 0.5 x 0.5 degree
– 1.0 x 1.0 degree

EDGAR v4.0 forthcoming data
Other datasets are in preparation for the non-Kyoto greenhouse gases, Ozone Depleting substances, Ozone precursor gases, Primary particulates (PM10, PM2.5) and Primary Aerosols (BC, OC).
You will be informed in due time by e-mail or by checking the new EDGAR website http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/overview.php

Announcement of EDGAR users meeting:
On Tuesday and Wednesday 24-25 November 2009, an EDGAR users meeting will be organized at the JRC in Ispra, Italy. The aim of these 2 days is to exchange information between users and the EDGAR team. EDGAR users will be given the opportunity to present modeling and policy studies using EDGAR data, followed by presentations on the development of EDGAR v4.0 and discussion on issues, improvements, collaborations etc. More information will follow in the coming months.

Feedback from users: welcome!
We encourage users of the new EDGAR v4.0 data to provide feedback on the quality of the dataset.

About the EDGAR project
The current development of EDGAR is a joint project of the European Commission JRC Joint Research Centre and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL: http://www.pbl.nl/en/index.html)

For more information about the project please visit the new website http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ , containing information about methodology (incl. differences with earlier datasets), project members, download of country and grid data.
Older EDGAR datasets are available from http://www.pbl.nl/edgar/ , in due time these datasets will be archived on the new website.

EDGAR project team:
John van Aardenne (JRC, project leader), Suvi Monni (JRC), Jos Olivier (PBL), Ulrike Doering (JRC), Lorenzo Orlandini (JRC), Valerio Pagliari (JRC), Jeroen Peters (PBL), Fulgencio Sanmartin (JRC), Greet Maenhout (JRC).

Contact information: edgar-info@jrc.ec.europa.eu

European Commission – JRC Joint Research Centre, IES Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Climate Change Unit, TP 290, I-21020, Ispra (Va), Italy