SOGE: System for Observation of halogenated Greenhouse gases in Europe

Updated 2003-06-24

SOGE is an integrated system for observation of halogenated greenhouse gases in Europe. There are two objectives: (1) To develop a new cost-effective long-term European observation system for halocarbons. The results will be in support of the Kyoto and the Montreal protocols,in assessing the compliance of European regions with the protocol requirements. In particular the observation system will be set up to: - detect trends in the concentrations of greenhouse active and ozone-destroying halocarbons; - verify reported emissions and validate emission inventories; - develop observational capacity for all halocarbons included in the Kyoto protocol (PFC, SF6) for which this is presently not yet existing; - develop a strategy for a cost-effective long-term observation system for halocarbons in Europe. (2) To predict and assess impacts of the halocarbons on the climate and on the ozone layer. This implies extensive exploitation of existing data. The impact assessment will be aimed at providing guidance for development of the Kyoto protocol and to the further development of the Montreal protocol mendments, by: - modelling impacts of halocarbons on radiative forcing and their relative importance for climate change; - modelling impacts of emissions of CFCs and HCFCs on the ozone layer.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2001 - 2003
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Frode Stordal
Address
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) Po.box 100 2027 Kjeller Norway
Email
on.ulin@ladrotS.edorF
Other project contacts
SOGE is part of the GATO (Global Atmospheric Observations) cluster of the European Commission (http://www.ozone-sec.ch.cam.ac.uk/)

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol

Geography

Regions studied
Jungfraujoch, High Altitude Research Station
Koldewey Station, Ny-Ă…lesund/Spitsbergen

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

http://www.nilu.no/niluweb/services/soge/

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

(1)Links with: - Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC); - Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). (2) SOGE is part of the GATO (Global Atmospheric Observations) cluster of the European Commission (http://www.ozone-sec.ch.cam.ac.uk/)

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