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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.

News & Announcements

    CMS Science Team Meeting and CMS Applications Workshop
    November 12—14 , 2014 Washington, D.C.
  • CMS Data & Products Fact Sheet [updated 03/20/14, version 1]
    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.
  • July 8, 2014, CMS Applications Policy Speaker Lunch Series #6  RECORDING AND SLIDES
    "Protection in the Tropics: Reference Levels and MRV – Remote Sensing, In-Situ or Both?"
    Speaker: Jeremy Freund, Vice President of Carbon Development, Wildlife Works Carbon
  • CMS Applications Policy Speaker Lunch Series #5 RECORDING AND SLIDES
    "Boundary Processes in the Development of Phoenix's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Operations"
    Speaker: Nalini Chhetri, Climate Change Science Manager, Senior Sustainability Manager
    Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability


CMS Science Theme Navigator

CMS Science Navigator

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