We develop the capabilities for Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification of carbon stocks and fluxes.

By leveraging satellite remote sensing resources, scientific knowledge, operational GHG products and modeling expertise, CMS develops usable products for a range of stakeholders who are involved with carbon monitoring and climate mitigation.
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The CMS program has a unique orientation towards engaging with users of carbon data that support decision making across a range of scales and institutions.

CMS scientists actively engage with stakeholders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as with international partners.

The CMS program funds basic and applied research that is created while engaging with user communities in a way that better serves societal needs. By connecting carbon cycle science research to stakeholders and decision makers, NASA CMS contributes to understanding and meeting the needs of the climate data user community.

CMS contributes data, science and models across three scientific areas: Land, Atmosphere & Water
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Tracking and mapping changes to characterize uncertainties of plant biomass in terrestrial ecosystems.

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Modeling and monitoring atmospheric processes in order to estimate change in greenhouse gasses.

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Characterizing marine, freshwater, coastal, and wetland ecosystems’ contribution to carbon budgets.

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