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    RETINA, the NERC funded project for dynamic monitoring, reporting and verification for implementing negative emission strategies in managed ecosystems , has joined decisiongradeiot.

    RETINA is undertaking transdisciplinary research to harness recent advances in digital technology to make a step change in delivering integrated management options, co-produced with stakeholders, which can help to mitigate climate change. Carbon sequestration in soil is one of the most promising biological negative emission (BNE) technologies to mitigate climate change. Soil carbon sequestration relies on the adoption of best management practices to increase the amount of carbon stored in soil. An advantage of soil carbon sequestration in agriculture is that carbon stocks are most depleted in cropland systems, so there is great potential to capture atmospheric carbon without land use conversion and competition for land resources. Dr Jagadeesh Yeluripati, Principal Investigator of this project from The James Hutton Institute, Information and Computational Sciences Department said:

    “The process of detecting and inferring soil carbon changes and GHG emissions is extremely data intensive. In order to understand the variability in soil carbon and GHG emissions there is a need to combine information from diverse sensor networks in different environments and to accurately model soil carbon changes and GHG emissions from various management practices. We are excited to join this project to co-create standardised processes for sensors measuring soil carbon and GHG emissions.”