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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:
Document and understand how the global carbon cycle, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and land cover and use are changing
Quantify global productivity, biomass, carbon fluxes, and changes in land cover
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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View 2015 Fall AGU sessions relevant to Carbon Cycle Science


National Research Council 2017—2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space

Community Advance Planning workshops sponsored by NASA:
+ An Advance Planning “Pre-Decadal Survey” Workshop: The Carbon-Climate System
Final Report: 15–18 March 2015

+ Terrestrial Ecology, Carbon Cycle, Land Use / Land Cover Change, and Biodiversity (TECLUB) Priority Science Questions and Measurements
Final Report: 28-30 October 2014

Recent Announcements + Archive
+ Final Report released for Terrestrial Ecology, Carbon Cycle, Land Use / Land Cover Change, and Biodiversity (TECLUB) Priority Science Questions and Measurements
posted 11.02.2015
+ ROSES-15 Amendment 27: This Amendment releases program element A.44 the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team as part of ROSES-2015.
posted 10.06.2015
+ Call for community review and comments of the Arctic-COLORS Strategic Science Plan

Comments due no later than November 3, 2015
posted 10.05.2015
+ Final Report available now: An Advance Planning “Pre-Decadal Survey” Workshop: The Carbon-Climate System
posted 9.18.2015
+ New Terrestrial Ecology Program Manager: Hank Margolis
posted 9.15.2015
+ Call for Members of the Science Definition Team for the EXPORTS Field Campaign
posted 7.24.2015
+ Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Pre-Decadal Survey Meeting
Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 12:30-4:00 pm
(immediately following the 2015 OCB Summer Workshop)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Clark 507), Woods Hole, MA
posted 06.02.2015
+ The US Global Change Research Program's Annual Report to Congress 'Our Changing Planet FY 2016' was transmitted to Congress and is now publicly available. posted 05.19.2015



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