While the CORSO project has only just started, its importance for the further development and extension of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth Observation programme has already been emphasized by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), CORSO’s coordinator.
CORSO brings together 16 partners from eight countries. Started on 1 January 2023 it will run until 31 December 2025. The legacy and impact of CORSO is anticipated to be profound, as the project will provide documented methodologies, prototype systems, and recommendations that will help refine and improve the new Copernicus anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring and Verification Support (CO2MVS) capacity. CORSO focuses on the use of observations of co-emitted species (e.g., NO2 and CO), radiocarbon, and the land biosphere to better distinguish between the effects of fossil fuel and biospheric fluxes on atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
Through its role in the creation of the new CO2MVS capacity, CORSO will support the evolution of Copernicus Services. This immediate relevance of CORSO to CAMS was illustrated in a news item on the CAMS and C3S (Copernicus Climate Change Service) websites that showcased three new Horizon Europe projects in support of CAMS an C3S [https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/copernicus-research-whats-horizon].
To further mark the start of the CORSO project, which is coordinated by ECMWF, a first description of CORSO featured as a news item on the ECMWF website, giving an introduction to the project. The full article is available here [https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/news/2023/three-research-projects-improve-ecmwfs-copernicus-services].
To increase visibility, this article was also highlighted via ECMWF’s Twitter; Facebook & LinkedIn accounts:
Here is the Twitter post from 4 April that also tags our funders HaDEA in particular:
CORSO is a @HorizonEU funded project to build on observation-based anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring & Verification Support capacity being developed by the #CopernicusAtmosphere Monitoring Service.
Read more about this & other EU-funded projects ➡️ https://ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/news/2023/three-research-projects-improve-ecmwfs-copernicus-services
@CopernicusEU @CopernicusECMWF @EU_HaDEA and @defis_eu tagged in image