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CSSP Brazil research opportunities

Amazon rainforest Brazil

We are currently inviting UK researchers to register their interest in two research grant opportunities under CSSP Brazil. UK researchers can register via our tenders portal.

Upcoming calls

Expressions of interest OPEN

Opportunity 1: Estimating methane fluxes through inverse modelling

Call opens: 4 October at 12 noon
Deadline: 4 December at 12 noon

Submissions are sought on methane flux estimation using inverse modelling to better understand Brazil’s CH4 budget from available observations.

The research will seek to

  • develop a high-resolution regional inverse modelling infra-structure centred on Brazil utilising available surface, airborne and satellite observations
  • link with existing land-surface wetland modelling in CSSP-Brazil WP1 to gather together available a priori emission datasets into a cohesive and comprehensive database for use within the inversion system
  • develop better understanding of the spatial and temporal distribution of CH4 fluxes across Brazil and surrounding areas with a special focus on understanding the anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic split of emissions, including sectors such as fossil fuel, agriculture, wetlands and fire.

The work should produce a critical assessment of how top-down and bottom-up modelling differ, and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each.

Opportunity 2: Meteorological driving data for offline land surface and impacts simulations

Call opens: 4 October at 12 noon
Deadline: 4 December at 12 noon

Submissions are sought on developing methods and datasets of meteorological forcing data for land-surface model simulations to span historical and future periods.Submissions are sought on developing methods and datasets of meteorological forcing data for land-surface model simulations to span historical and future periods.

The research will seek to develop methodology to extend historical datasets of meteorological driving data required for offline land-surface models. Specific focus will be on enabling the ability to extend existing offline ensembles (such as TRENDY) into the near future using initialised seasonal and decadal predictions. Anticipated outputs include:

  • Tested and documented methodology for producing forcing data for land-surface models across observed and projected time periods
  • Routinely produced forcing data to extend TRENDY simulations beyond present day using seasonal forecast, decadal forecast and centennial projection data.

Applying for research grant opportunities

In order to respond to calls for research grant opportunities under CSSP Brazil you will need to register on the Met Office tendering portal via the 'Register Free' option found on the right hand side of the Tenders page. You will find more information on how to use the Met Office Tenders system on the Guidance page.

 

Closed calls

Requests for proposals on the following four research grant opportunities closed on 31 October.

Vegetation dynamics modelling

Submissions were sought on dynamic vegetation modelling to better represent mortality and regrowth processes and recovery dynamics.

Call 1: Vegetation dynamics modelling

Collection and application of in-situ forest observations and measurements to evaluate models

Submissions were sought on use of in-situ forest observations and measurements to evaluate models.

Call 2: collection and application of in-situ forest observations and measurements to evaluate models

Collection and application of regional scale observations and measurements to evaluate models

Submissions were sought on use of regional scale observations and measurements to evaluate models.

Call 3: collection and application of regional scale observations and measurements to evaluate models

Attribution of impacts and extremes for disaster risk reduction

Submissions were sought on detection and attribution of impacts of climate change in Brazil.

Call 4: attribution of impacts and extremes for disaster risk reduction

 

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