Session outline
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub Category Space Development & Earth Observation from Space(SD)
Session ID M-SD03
Title Activity of GEO task "Integrated Global Carbon Observation and Analysis System (CL-02)" in Japan
Short title GEO Carbon
Convener Name Hiroaki Kondo
Affiliation National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Co-convener 1. Name Nobuko Saigusa
Affiliation National Institute for Environmental Studies
Co-convener 2. Name Ryoichi Imasu
Affiliation Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope The GEO CL-02 task, entitled "Integrated Global Carbon Observation and
Analysis System," is registered in the work plan for the period of
2012-2015 of the Group on Earth Observation. Its description is

Develop a comprehensive global carbon observation and analysis system
integrated across the atmosphere, land and ocean (including
anthropogenic) domains. Provide (i) improved estimates of carbon
budget at different scales (from global to regional/national); and
(ii) reliable information and products for decision-makers. Improve
global observation networks of CO2, CH4, isotope ratios and exchange
fluxes. Develop an integrated carbon-cycle data assimilation system.
Provide communication points to increase the information flow from
providers to users, and disseminate current state-of-the-art

However, in the last work plan symposium in May 2012 in Geneva, it was
pointed out that this task was not well coordinated. Although some
institutions in Japan join this task, the available information was
limited. To enhance the communication, exchange of information and collaborative activity in Japan, this session has been proposed. For this session, oral and poster presentations will be
accepted not only from the group of the registered task contributors
but also from the potential contributors in a broad range of
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers IWAO, Koki (AIST)