Contribution to a Carbon Consistent Database for Austria

Geisler A & Jonas M (2001). Contribution to a Carbon Consistent Database for Austria. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-01-029

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Abstract

Andreas Geisler participated in IIASA's 1999 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) and this paper summarizes his research. He was supervised by Matthias Jonas, research scholar in IIASA's Forestry (FOR) Project. Geisler's YSSP research task contributes to IIASA's research on Full Carbon Accounting and to the "Database for Assessment of Carbon Balance Modeling in Austria" study, work that commenced in June, 1999.

The boundary conditions in setting up the Austrian carbon database are that it: is carbon consistent; satisfies the needs of Austria's carbon modeling community; and is consistent with FOR's existing database on Russia.

The objective of the three-month YSSP task were to: create a database framework; fill the database with national data sets; track down carbon inconsistensies; and discuss options on how these can be overcome.

However, the first objective had to be slightly changed during the course of the work, since available data sources posed some problems in creating the database setting. Therefore, after discussions with the research institutions employed with building the "Austrian Carbon Balance Model" (which are: Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf; Institute for Industrial Ecology, St. Poelten; and Joanneum Research, Graz), as well as with other Austrian research institutions and experts (see Acknowledgments) the objective was changed towards trying to obtain consistency of the relevant carbon flows on a national level. Therefore, as a first step, some Austrian wood related carbon flows were quantified with regard to consistency principles and the underlying options to overcome inconsistencies are very well reported. The carbon consistent database will be completed by mid 2001 and will put Austria a step forward in Full Carbon Accounting.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:13
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 11:35
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6491

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