Start of EMSAfrica – a small step towards long-term greenhouse gas observation in Africa

The Project EMSAfrica (Ecosystem Management Support for climate change in Southern Africa), a collaboration between South African and German research institutions starts this month. The SEACRIFOG partner Thuenen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture coordinates the follow-up project of ARS AfricaE. Wherease ARS AfricaE focused among other issues on the establishment of research infrastructures to measure ecosystem fluxes of greenhouse gases in parts of South Africa; the new project is intending to transfer the research infrastructures into the Expanded Freshwater and Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network (EFTEON) under the framework of the SEACRIFOG partner SAEON (South African Environmental Observation Network). The transfer will ensure that the research infrastructures, including two eddy covariance towers (towers to measure ecosystem fluxes) will continue working after the project funding ends. Another small step towards long-term greenhouse gas observation in Africa will be reached!