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NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

Carbon Dixoide

Initiated and directed through a 2010 Congressional Appropriation, the NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes.

NOVEMBER 12—14, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland
CMS Science Team Meeting & CMS Applications Workshop

  • Online registration for Science Team members and Management is now open. Visit the meeting website.
  • Registration for guests (stakeholders) attending the CMS Applications Workshop will open soon! Please email with your name, email address, and organizational affiliation.

  News & Announcements

  • Seeking topics and speaker recommendations for Policy Speaker Series.
    Email suggestions to
  • USDA GHG Methods Report: USDA’s report on scientific methods for entity-scale GHG inventory details
  • Selections for the NASA 2014 CMS announced.
  • Solving the Mysteries of Carbon Dioxide from The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • CMS Data & Products Fact Sheet [updated 03/20/14, version 2]
    The Fact Sheet, which provides an overview of the planned outcomes of 35 projects that were funded in 2012 and 2013 (Phase 2), is now available. Check back regularly for updated versions.
  • NASA Carbon Monitoring System Phase 1 Report is released June 27, 2014  [PDF 4M]
    This document summarizes the results of CMS-Phase 1 activities and is based on the written contributions from participating investigators from the Science Definintion Team, Pilot Projects, and Scoping Studies.

CMS Science Theme Navigator

CMS Science Navigator

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