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Workshop on carbon budgets


Invitation for a Nordic Workshop

Assessments of national carbon budgets within the Nordic region
– Current status and sensitivity to changes

20-22 March 2013, Roskilde, Denmark

The workshop is arranged by the Nordic projects: ECOCLIM, SNOWCARBO and LAGGE and is supported by funding from the Climate and Air Quality Group (KoL) under the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic research network Nordflux.

Realistically predicting the carbon fluxes from the terrestrial and marine ecosystems is crucial if we are to understand and predict effects of changes in land management and climate on the national and global carbon balance. This workshop aims to bring scientists from the Nordic countries together to improve collaborations between researchers working on carbon budget estimations.

The purpose of the workshop is to obtain an overview of the current status and knowledge on research regarding national carbon budgets within the Nordic region. This includes projections and understandings of the sensitivity to future changes in the climate and other forcing.  A new scientific network among young scientists working on carbon budget assessment in the Nordic region will be initiated at this workshop.

The main topics of the workshop are as follows:

  • Observations of carbon fluxes
  • Modelling the carbon budget
  • Remote sensing of carbon sinks and sources
  • Impacts of future climate and land use scenarios

Participants are invited to contribute with an oral presentation during the workshop. A few keynote speakers will also be invited. Please register your participation for the workshop and submit an abstract at the earliest convenience and not later than 30 January 2013.


Additionally, a poster session will be arranged. We therefore encourage all who have registered for the workshop without a presentation, to register for a poster by sending the abstract to Anne Sofie Lansø (asla@dmu.dk).

We look forward to see you at the workshop.


The program can be found here.

The list of participants can be found here.

Invited Speakers

Anna Rutgersson, Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Christoph Heinze, University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute

Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, DMI, Danish Climate Center

Jouni Pulliainen, FMI, Arctic Research Center

Leif Klemedtson, University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological and Environmental Science

Lise-Lotte Sørensen, Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science

Kristin Böttcher, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Steen Gyldenkærne, Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science


Registration is closed.

Travel support for students

Support for travel and accommodation is available on request for approx. 15 participating PhD students (or MSc students) who are presenting at the workshop.

Practical information

The workshop will take place at Roskilde University (RUC).


Accommodation in Roskilde down town:

  • Danhostel Roskilde is beautifully situated at Roskilde harbour with a view over Roskilde fjord.
  • Hotel Prindsen is situated in the heart of old town Roskilde.


How to get to Roskilde from Copenhagen Airport:

There are three options as shown below, but check the webpage Rejseplanen for a more detailed itinerary.

1) Take the train directly from the Airport to Roskilde station (1 train every hour)

2) Take a train from the airport to Copenhagen Central Station and change to a train towards Roskilde. Most trains towards Holbæk, Ringsted, Nykøbing F, Odense and Jylland (Ålborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg) stop in Roskilde, but check the monitors at the station for information.

3) Take the metro to Nørreport station and change to a train (track 3) towards Roskilde – the same applies as in option 2. 


How to get to RUC from Roskilde:

Take the train from Roskilde station to Trekroner station, and then walk from Trekroner station to RUC. Check the monitors at the stations for information as only regional trains stop at Trekroner (they depart between 4 and 6 times per hour).

Map of Roskilde University.


Organizing Committee

Kristina Hansen, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University (RUC), krih@ruc.dk

Anne Sofie Lansø, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University (AU), asla@dmu.dk

Eva Thorborg Mørk, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University (AU), etj@dmu.dk

Aki Koyama, Finnish Meteorological Institute, aki.koyama@fmi.fi

Eva Podgrajsek, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, eva.podgrajsek@geo.uu.se