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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.

CMS Science Team Meeting & CMS Applications Workshop
Nov. 12—14, 2014, Bethesda, MD

  • Registration Now Open for:
    - Guests/Stakeholders attending the Applications Workshop (Day 1)
    - Science Team Members (Days 1, 2 and 3)
    - Management (Days 1, 2 and 3)

  News & Announcements


  • 2014 CMS Progress Report: NASA Carbon Monitoring System: Prototype Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification, Progress Report and Future Plans, October 2014 [PDF]
  • CMS Applications Policy Speaker Lunch Series #9 LIVE WEBCAST
    Topic: MRV and Lidar applications in Sonoma County, California
    Speakers: Tom Robinson & Karen Gaffney, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
    NASA GSFC H114, Thursday, November 20th, at 12pm EST (Live webcast from Sonoma County, California)
  • USDA GHG Methods Report: USDA’s report on scientific methods for entity-scale GHG inventory details
  • 2014 Proposal Selections Announced for NASA ROSES-2014: Carbon Monitoring System: Continuing Prototype Product Development, Research, and Scoping
  • 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.


CMS Science Theme Navigator

CMS Science Navigator

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