The ECMWF-coordinated Copernicus CO2 (CoCO2) project to build a prototype system to monitor anthropogenic CO2 emissions worldwide held its first General Assembly from 16 to 18 November.
The EU-funded CoCO2 feeds into an anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring and Verification Support Capacity (CO2MVS) that is being developed as part of the EU’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) operated by ECMWF.
CO2MVS will help countries to measure their progress towards meeting their Paris Agreement objectives by combining satellite and ground-based observations with computer modelling.
“The General Assembly showed the enormous progress that was made by all project partners and how the different activities are slowly coming together,” said Richard Engelen, the Project Coordinator of CoCO2 and Deputy Director of CAMS. “It also called for taking a step back to take another look at the bigger picture to meet the requirements of the CO2MVS development.”