European Agricultural Emissions Inventory Reseachers Network - Leitung und Teilnahme

EAGER is a core group of international scientists trying to improve and harmonize national ammonia emission inventory calculations. Through the exchange they strive to continuously improve their respective N flux models.

Factsheet

  • Lead department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute Resource-efficient agricultural production systems
  • Research unit Sustainability and ecosystem
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.01.2003 - 05.07.2016
  • Project management Thomas Kupper
  • Head of project Thomas Kupper
  • Project staff Thomas Kupper
    Harald Menzi
  • Partner LEI-Agricultural Economics Research Inst.
    Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali
    Swedish Inst. of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
    Agrotechnology & Food Innovations B.V.
    Monteny Milieu Advies, NL
    Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft FAL
    Dept.of Agroecology, Danish Inst. of Agric. Sciences
    IGER North Wyke
    Dept. of Agric. Engineering Research Centre Bygholm
    AEA Technology U.K.
    Cemagref Rennes
    Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen KTBL
    Plant Research International B.V.
    IIASA-Int. Inst. for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Keywords emissions, inventory, ammonia, model

Situation

EAGER aims at achieving a detailed overview of the present best available inventory techniques, compiling and harmonizing the available knowledge on emission factors (EF) and initiating a new generation of NH3 emission inventories.

Course of action

Six N-flow models used to calculate NH3 emissions from agriculture for inventories and policy implementation in UK, DK, NL, DE, CH were compared using standard activity data sets. For liquid manure the results were well comparable. For solid manure larger differences indicated greater uncertainties. In a third WP a survey on punlished and unpulished experimental data on emissions from solid manure was therfore conducted.

Result

EAGER is a core group of international scientists trying to improve and harmonize national ammonia emission inventory calculations. Through the exchange they strive to continuously improve their respective N flux models.

Looking ahead

EAGER regularly communicates its experiences and conclusions to official international expert groups, e.g. in the framework of the UNECE Gothenborg protocol and the CORINAIR. The need for the network and its tasks are regularly assessed.