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GREENCYCLES Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Research and Training Network


The meeting was helded at the Institut d'Estudis Catalans during the 22nd-23th March.

A public conference by Dorothee Bakker, Wolfgang Cramer and Andrew Friend opened this meeting
(poster here).

Greencycles would like to thank the Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB), Santi Sabaté and Cristina García (CREAF) for the help and support in organizing the venue. We are grateful to the Institut d'Estudis Catalans and its staff for kinderly hosting Greencycles meeting.

Thursday, March 22

9:15 – 10:00 am


The future of GREENCYCLES
New collaborations
follow-up project and proposals
ITN in Framework programme 7.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Ben Poulter

Terrestrial Carbon/climate coupling and hotspots  
2:15 – 2 :30 pm

Tomek Kasikowski

Land-use and Fire: Global budget of GHGs
2:30 – 4:10 pm
Raquel Garciá-González
Marlies Gumperberger
Meike Vogt
Yannick Le Page
Sarah Shannon
Valentina Sicardi
Maciek Telszewski
ESRs Science progress
4:10 – 4:25 pm
Jean-Marc Péchinot
Satellite products for atmospheric studies
4:25 – 4:45 pm
Coffee Break
4:45 – 5:30 pm
Discussion on joint publication ideas
Friday, March 23
9:00 – 9:45 am
Discussion on joint publication
9:45 – 10:00 am
Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:45 am

Management issues:
Next workshops organisation
outreach communication
budget and unused ER-ESR person months

10:45 – 11:00 am
Summing up and Close of meeting

From 11 am to late afternoon: Field-trip


Andrew Friend (co-ordinator)
Raquel Garcia Gonzales (ESRI)
Sönke Zaehle (ER1)
Marion Chabrillat (project manager)
Met Office
University of Leeds
Sergey Venevsky (Senior Scientist)
Tomek Kasikowski (ER2)
Wolfgang Cramer (supervisor)
Marlies Gumperberger (ESRIII)
Ben Poulter (ER3)
Dorothee Bakker (supervisor)
Meike Vogt (ESRV)
Maciek Telszewski (ESRIV)
Axel Kleidon (Senior Scientist)
Nicholas Stephens (ER4)
Valentina Sicardi (ESRVI)
Sandy Harrison (SiC)
Sarah Shannon (ESRVII)
Santi Sabate (SiC)
Trevor Keenan (ESRVIII)
Carlos Gracia

Yannick Le Page (ESRIX)

Torben Christensen (SiC)
Marcin Jackowicz-Korczyn (ESRX)
VUA Ko van Huissteden (supervisor)
Roxana Petrescu (ESRXI)

Jérôme Chappellaz (SiC)
Anna Lourantou (ESRXII)
UJF Claude Boutron (SiC)
Alcatel Alenia Space Jean-Marc Pechinot


The major outcomes of this meeting are:

i) the review of the progress of individual research projects;
ii) the discussion of previous Greencycles workshops;
iii) the definition of new intra-network collaboration and workshops;
iv) a plan of future actions and research foci to strengthen the Greencycles network.

The last point includes the preparation of a collaborative paper, outlining Greencycles activities, and its contribution to an improved understanding of biogenic climate feedbacks. For further information, please contact the project co-ordinator Andrew Friend.