High-resolution anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from Copernicus services for German states, counties, and cities.
Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)
HoTC - High-resolution anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from Copernicus services for German states, counties, and cities.
Currently, targets and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are being pursued with high societal attention. There is a societal need for information, especially for carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4). Decision makers, as well as mitigation and emissions trading controls, need emissions data and their independent verification, in some cases with considerable political and economic significance.
GHG monitoring requires a strategy for monitoring the emissions situation across countries and quantifying contributions by source group and region of origin. The transition to alternative energy sources as well as technical measures will lead to significant changes in emission patterns. For area-wide analyses and statements, detailed, i.e. temporally and spatially high-resolution approaches based on numerical weather models in combination with ground- and satellite-based measurement systems are needed.
HoTC (High Resolution Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Copernicus Services for German Federal States, Counties and Cities) is a BMVI funded project in the field of "Development and Implementation Preparation of Copernicus Services for Public Use in Germany". The project concerns the technical implementation and validation of Copernicus products for greenhouse gas emissions for the purpose of performing public tasks in the field of climate change/ climate adaptation strategies. As a new tool for the implementation of environmental legislation, Copernicus atmospheric monitoring products will be processed into maps and user-friendly data for decision makers at the different administrative levels. The increased temporal resolution of Copernicus data provided by this project will be used in DWD operational processes in the long term.