Helsinki, Finland, 25-27 April 2018.
The workshop is about developing existing peatland models to better answer the questions related to climate-friendly peatland management for, e.g., food production and forestry. The aim is to bring together experts on modelling of peatland processes, observations of GHG and water vapor fluxes at peatland-atmosphere interface and peatland utilization for food and wood production, discussing and learning from methodologies applied in peatland, hydrology, forestry and climate research. We are looking for joint brainstorming and for sharing of ideas, modelling tools and data and discussion on future collaboration.
The workshop is organized by Strategic Research Council research project SOMPA, dedicated to finding ways to develop ecologically and economically sustainable climate change mitigation options for forest and cropland management, to improve the basic understanding of peatland processes and hydrology, and to producing new scientific knowledge on drivers for soil methane and CO₂ emissions on peat soils. SOMPA aims to compare and further apply the best approaches in process modelling for practical applications.
The workshop Location is Kumpula, the Kumpula campus of the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
Confirmed speakers in the workshop:
Sarah Chadburn, University of Exeter
Steve Frolking, University of New Hampshire
Robert Grant, University of Alberta
Hongxing He, University of Gothenburg
Tuula Larmola, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Ari Laurén, University of Eastern Finland
Hanna Lee, University of Bergen
Annalea Lohila, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Tiina Markkanen, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Programme Wednesday 25.4.2018, location Physicum, lecture hall E204
About SOMPA and its aims
Introduction of participants
Joint aims of the workshop
14:00 – 14:30 Social coffee
14:30 Biogeochemistry and microbial processes controlling ghg-emissions from peatlands
Programme Thursday 26.4.2018, location Dynamicum, Aura
09:00 Modelling the ghg emissions in peatland conditions
10:30-12:00 Modelling the ghg emissions… session continues
13:00 Hydrological management of emissions and their simulation – 1D to 3D ∂
Breakout to groups
18:00 Dinner in Dynamicum (by SOMPA)
Programme Friday 27.4.2018, location Dynamicum, Aura
09:00 Peatlands and global change – are we ready?
10:30-12:00 Groupwork continues
12:00-13:00 Concluding remarks and the way forward
Discussion, possible joint workplan
Raisa Mäkipää, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Timo Vesala, University of Helsinki
Maarit Raivonen, University of Helsinki
Tuula Aalto, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Mikko Peltoniemi, Natural Resources Institute Finland