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NASA’s carbon cycle and ecosystems research provides knowledge of the interactions of global biogeochemical cycles and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with global environmental change and the implications for Earth’s climate, productivity, and natural resources.

Major Research Objectives:
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Document and understand how the global carbon cycle, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and land cover and use are changing
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Quantify global productivity, biomass, carbon fluxes, and changes in land cover
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Provide information about future changes in global carbon cycling and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for use in ecological forecasting and as inputs for improved climate change projections.

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2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop

April 20-24, 2015, College Park, Maryland
+ BIPM Workshop on Global to Urban Scale Carbon Measurements, 30 June – 1 July 2015, BIPM, Sèvres France
+ NASA Research Announcement Released for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign

  - Notices of Intent Due: January 20, 2015
  - Proposals Due: March 20, 2015

posted 12.09.2014
+ The 2nd International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) and the NASA Ocean Color Research Team (OCRT) will be held June 15-18, 2015 in San Francisco, USA
posted 12.05.2014
+ Alpine Summer School - Course XXIII
Land-atmosphere interactions: coupling between the energy, water and carbon cycles
June 21 - July 2
posted 12.01.2014
+ NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to Arctic posted 12.01.2014
+ NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program
Proposals Due: Feb. 2, 2015
posted 11.04.2014
+ ROSES-14 Amendment 37 releases the final text for A.29, Climate Indicators and Data Products for Future National Climate Assessment posted 10.23.2014
+ ROSES-14 Amendment 36: Cancelation of E.4, Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Sciences posted 10.16.2014
+ ROSES-14 Amendment 35: releases the final text for A.40, Computational Modeling and Algorithm and Cyberinfrastructure posted 8.26.2014
+ ROSES-14 Amendment 31: Release of a new call under A.2, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Multisource Land Imaging Science posted 8.26.2014

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U.S. Initiates Prototype System to Gauge National Marine Biodiversity
10.6.14


New NASA Probe Will Study Earth's Forests in 3-D 9.8.14


Algal Growth a Blooming Problem Space Station to Help Monitor 8.29.14


New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought 8.18.14


NASA Glenn and Partners Studying Lake Erie Algal Bloom 8.5.14


 
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