The three primary objectives of CAMELS will be
- to provide a consistent estimate of the European land
carbon sink by making intelligent use of all of the existing
data-sources, which provide both small-scale constraints (e.g. flux
measurements, inventory estimates) and large-scale constraints (e.g.
atmospheric CO2 measurements, remote sensing products).
- to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for the
contemporary land carbon sink (in Europe and elsewhere), isolating the
contribution due to direct land management.
- to develop a carbon cycle data assimilation system
(CCDAS) which optimally combines data and models to produce operational
estimates of the European carbon sink and its constituent contributions