Project: Soil organic carbon sequestration potential of agricultural soils in Europe

Acronym CarboSeq
Duration 01/02/2021 - 30/11/2024
Project Topic Carbon sequestration in soils is a negative emission technology that can contribute to mitigate climate change. However, for European soils, a comprehensive assessment is missing on how much soil organic carbon (SOC) can be sequestered with different management options using also national data on agricultural management. The aim of CarboSeq is thus to estimate the feasible SOC-sequestration potential taking into account technical and socio-economic constraints. The project will align with the current FAO activity for a global SOC-sequestration potential map (GSOCseq). The key for SOC-sequestration is an enhanced input of biomass (e.g. crop residues) to the soil. for which a new database will be built to facilitate model runs with RothC and other soil SOC models for different management scenarios. The potential area of implementation will be developed together with all partners of CarboSeq and the national expert hubs. All partners will run RothC at national levels. The SOC-sequestration potential maps for different management options will guide policy makers regional specific to the most efficient agricultural management options to sequester SOC for climate mitigation.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture Coordinator Germany
2 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment Partner France
3 Wageningen University & Research Partner Netherlands
4 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Partner Austria
5 Austrian Agency for Food Security Partner Austria
6 Austrian Research Centre for Forests Partner Austria
7 Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Partner Belgium
8 Walloon Agricultural Research Center Partner Belgium
9 Czech University of Life Sciences Partner Czech Republic
10 Aarhus University Partner Denmark
11 Estonian University of Life Sciences Partner Estonia
12 Natural Resources Institute Finland Partner Finland
13 Centre for Agricultural Research Partner Hungary
14 The Agriculture and Food Development Authority Partner Ireland
15 Council for Agricultural Research and Economics Partner Italy
16 Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry Partner Lithuania
17 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research Partner Norway
18 Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute Partner Poland
19 National Institute for Agrarian and Veterinarian Research I. P. Partner Portugal
20 National Agricultural and Food Centre Partner Slovakia
21 University of Ljubljana Partner Slovenia
22 Agricultural Institute of Slovenia Partner Slovenia
23 University of Maribor Partner Slovenia
24 National Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Technology Partner Spain
25 Spanish National Research Council Partner Spain
26 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Partner Sweden
27 Agroscope Partner Switzerland
28 Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies Partner Türkiye
29 Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Partner United Kingdom