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Advancing Urban GHG Inventory Development for Science and Mitigation Management

Purpose:   Promote discussions and strengthen collaboration among greenhouse gas emissions modelers, urban planners, and mitigation stakeholder to identify methodological needs, useable tools, advance the development of algorithms and data products fundamental to establishing a reference frame and methods advancing comparability of emissions modeling results.

Description:   Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories at the urban scale are a key ingredient in the larger effort to close carbon budgets over cities, reduce uncertainty in flux estimates, and provide stakeholders in GHG mitigation efforts with high quality information.  The wide spectrum of methodological approaches, spatial domains, and the rapid emergence of a nascent community, drives this workshop to focus on how urban carbon cycle research efforts can be most directly useful to urban planners and mitigation stakeholders as well as to the urban GHG measurements research community.  Discussions will focus on useful information, useable tools, algorithms and data products to meet practical urban planning and mitigation management questions.  Specific goals are to address:

  1. Achieving comparability and consistency/uniformity in bottom-up GHG inventories,
  2. Specifying data needs and opportunities,
  3. Identifying tools, data products, and information systems most useful to the user community, and
  4. Identifying gaps in current approaches where advanced methods and tools have potential to provide more useful data products.


Will be posted soon

620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(P) 301-977-8900 (F) 301-977-3450
Hotel Block is $129 per night. Book Now >>>>> 
Deadline is September 13, 2017.

The hotel will provide shuttle service, to and from the NIST campus and includes a full breakfast.


If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. The required NIST-1260 form will be available during registration. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. For further details, please visit:

Created August 10, 2017, Updated August 31, 2017