DATAMAN is an international project set up as part of the Livestock Research Group’s Manure Management Network and led by New Zealand. It aims to improve understanding of the key variables affecting greenhouse gas emissions from livestock manure and to develop algorithms to estimate those emissions. This will help countries move to a higher Tier national greenhouse gas inventory methodology for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from manure management.

The project will aggregate emissions data and specific emission factors for methane, nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions from manure, including housing, storage and field application/deposition. It will also collate ancillary activity data and combine these in a central database.

Datasets will be sought globally, with a particular emphasis on data from developing countries in South America and Asia.

For more information, contact the project leader Dr Tony van der Weerden ([email protected])