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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.

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

Meeting Website



  News & Announcements


  • BIPM Workshop on Global to Urban Scale Carbon Measurements [announcement]
    Date: 30 June – 1 July 2015 Venue: BIPM, Sèvres France
  • CMS Applications Policy Speaker Lunch Series #10 RECORDING AND SLIDES
    "The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Transparent, Simplistic, and Cost-Effective Approach to Reducing Power Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
    Speaker: Marissa Paslick of Maryland Public Service Commission
    NASA GSFC H114, Wednesday, December 3, 12pm EST
  • 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 RECORDING AND SLIDES
    "Climate and Conservation: Tools and data at the scale of land use decision-making"
    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 Science Theme Navigator

CMS Science Navigator

Global Surface-Atmosphere Flux Ocean-Atmosphere Flux Ocean Biomass Land-Ocean Flux Land Biomass Land-Atmosphere Flux