The workshop will gather scientists with expertise on regional and global budgets of GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O), including atmospheric inversions, vegetation, soils and ocean models, existing and emerging observations, data mining and synthesis, from different regions of the globe.

The main goal will be the planning to deliver (and explore the feasibility for regular updates) of regional assessment of GHG budgets based on scientific evidence, considering uncertainties, understanding of drivers, and retrospective analysis of recent trends. Additionally, key global assessments will be developed for their own value and in support to the regional GHG budgets. See one-page Justification and Objectives of RECCAP2.

This meeting is supported by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (which will cover your accommodation, local transport and food in Japan), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Global Carbon Project. We hope you will be able to cover your airfare, but we do have a limited budget to support some airfares which will be allocated on the basis of the most needed. Our Japanese hosts are Nobuko Saigusa from NIES and Prabir Patra from JAMSTEC.

RECCAP2 Science Committee: Philippe Ciais, Niki Gruber, Prabir Patra, Ana Bastos, Judith Hauck, Masao Ishii, Rob Jackson, Ben Poulter, Nobuko Saigusa, Pep Canadell.