ITMS module-M First Physical Meeting in Offenbach

  • Date: Apr 21, 2023
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Deutscher Wetterdienst, Strahlenbergerstraße 13, 63067 Offenbach am Main
  • Room: Omega-Haus, Haus D, Floor 5, Room E5.D.27
  • Host: ITMS Coordination Group
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ITMS module-M First Physical Meeting in Offenbach
ITMS-M is the modeling module of the ITMS phase 1 project. It aims to build a data assimilation system capable of combining and using the further increasing power of atmospheric observations from ground and space, high spatiotemporal resolution bottom-up flux modelling, and high resolution atmospheric (inverse) modelling for monitoring and documenting GHG sources and sinks, thereby matching user requirements and allowing the implementation of an independent Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system for GHG emissions from diffuse sources, e.g. agricultural activities. In the Deutscher Wetterdienst in Offenbach, the first physical meeting is planned where all its partnering institutions will meet and exchange with each other.

Detailed Agenda of the ITMS-M physical Meeting

About ITMS-M

The integrated greenhouse gas monitoring system for Germany "Integriertes Treibhausgas-Monitoringsystem für Deutschland" (ITMS) kick-started in October 2022 that allows the verification of sources and sinks of the three most important long-lived greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O, utilizing independent measurements.

Within the Demonstration (current) project phase, this BMBF-funded project is structured into five modules, ITMS-M, ITMS-B, ITMS-Q&S, ITMS-K, and ITMS-V. ITMS-M represents the central element of the ITMS and aims to build up a data assimilation system, using atmospheric & inversion models that link observations (augmented in ITMS-B), prior information from flux models and inventories (improved in ITMS-Q&S), and atmospheric transport models to provide information on GHG fluxes. The ITMS-M thus researches the basics of a modern system for GHG emission monitoring and prepares the long-term uptake and utilization of ITMS results into operational services.

This first ITMS-M physical Meeting has the following goals:

(1) All ITMS-M module members get to meet each other physically.

(2) All funded partners of the ITMS-M module give an overview of their planned work and can thus lay a common basis for further cooperation and exchange within the module.

The ITMS-M coordination group hereby looks forward to all its members to the physical Meeting in Offenbach.

Christoph Gerbig, Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany
Andrea Kaiser-Weiss and Christian Plass-Dülmer, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany
Roland Ruhnke
, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
Sanam Vardag, Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Umweltphysik
Rachael Akinyede, Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany

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