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June 30, 2016   •   News

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is delighted to announce that the sixth meeting of the GRA Council will take place 11-12 October 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.The meeting will be hosted by Mexico, as incoming Council Chair, and includes a programme that will finalise actions under the GRA 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, sessions on outreach and knowledge sharing, research collaboration and effective partnerships. This two day meeting will be followed by a field trip where activities and projects discussed during the meeting will be showcased.

Further information on this meeting including agenda, venue information and registration details will soon be sent to invited participants. For more information on this meeting please contact the Secretariat.

June 16, 2016   •   News

Though the addition of new experimental sites to MAGGnet is a continual effort, an annual call approximately six months prior to the GRA Croplands Research Group meeting is done to encourage GRA-affiliated countries to provide metadata for additional sites.  This is the call for 2016.  Researchers managing experimental sites where greenhouse gases and soil carbon are monitored are encouraged to include their site metadata in MAGGnet.  If interested, please access the MAGGnet webpage for the latest spreadsheet template and sharing agreement (http://globalresearchalliance.org/maggnet/).  New site metadata is requested by 1 October 2016.  Questions about the MAGGnet metadata call (as well as new site metadata) may be directed to Mark Liebig at [email protected].

Let’s build upon the momentum of the recently accepted paper and aim for a total of 500 sites by the end of the year!MAGGnet

June 16, 2016   •   News

A new European Commission (EC) research topic for 2020-2030 has been proposed by FACCE MACSUR, in consulation with the European Union: “Climate change impacts along the agro-food chain”.

In deciding topics, the EC takes into account votes from interested parties; in addition, topics in alignment with the research of the GRA may improve our access to funding opportunities, at least in Europe. If you would like to vote (by rating the topic on a scale of 1-5 stars), please register and vote online at http://macsur.eu/flagship

The EU Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship is part of the EC’s funding scheme for excellent science and is funded through the H2020 workplan.

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