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Eurostat is currently setting up a strategy for agricultural statistics in the next decade and beyond.

The Tulane University (New Orleans, US) has announced the next phase of the their 'Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge', an international competition that will award $1 million to the entrepeneur, researcher or inventor with the best plan to reduc

The INI regional centre for North America has a new director. Jill Baron (USGS) was elected to become the new director. Jill replaces Eric Davidson who did a great job in leading the North American centre of the last four years.

„INI Nitrogen alerts“ have been sent – if you wish to be included in future alerts, please sign up to the INI Europe address list as shown above. The complete text of the “Nitrogen alert 2/2015” is accessible here:

Nitrogen plays an important role also in current environmental policy. Details have been compiled in the Nitrogen Alert 1/2015 available here.



06/27/2017 - 12:30

AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, US. 11-15 December 2017.

The abstract submission site is now open . The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 2 August 23:59 EDT.

Session Description:

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and atmospheric concentrations have been steadily growing for decades, yet large uncertainties remain on the magnitude, sources and controlling factors of emissions. In order to assess climate stabilization pathways consistent with the Paris climate agreement, improved understanding of the global N2O budget and its regular assessment are imperative. This session aims to bring together studies to help quantify global and regional N2O budgets through the analysis of emissions inventories, field observations, terrestrial and ocean biogeochemical modeling, and atmospheric inverse modeling. Abstracts using any of these methods or their combination and approaches at multiple spatial and temporal scales are invited. Research from this session is expected to contribute to the development of a biannual update of the global N2O budget supported by the Global Carbon Project and the International Nitrogen Initiative.

Submit an Abstract to this Session (Session ID#: 22437)

Primary Convener:  Hanqin Tian, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States
Conveners:  Rona Thompson, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway, Josep Canadell, CSIRO Ocean and Atmosphere Flagship Canberra, Yarralumla, ACT, Australia Wilfried Winiwarter, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.

12/04/2016 - 09:00 to 12/08/2016 - 16:00

The upcoming INI conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, following up on Kampala, 2013.

Web page ( now is available, including information on the call for papers

08/29/2016 - 09:00 to 09/01/2016 - 16:00

EcoSummit 2016
Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change

Le Corum, Montpellier, France

See details at

Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 January 2016

INI Europe will contribute to session:

0234   Nitrogen and sustainability

Nitrogen is one of the most perturbed natural biogeochemical cycle and a key resource for ensuring both economic and ecological sustainability. It is important to understand the challenges for ensuring ecological sustainability with respect to Nitrogen and build models to provide solutions that help in managing the nitrogen cycle. This session will invite speakers who are working on modeling various aspects of nitrogen's role in ensuring social, economic and ecological sustainability. Systems modeling approach would be at the center. The aim is to develop a network between key scientists who work on Nitrogen through different modeling efforts. Eco-Summit will be a strong platform for such networking and providing the future research directions for Nitrogen and Sustainability. This session will encompass talks focused on nitrogen for wide variety of systems – forest, urban, river, agricultural, economic and industrial. A white paper highlighting the need of modeling efforts for nitrogen sustainability in various systems can be published as a result of session or there can be an opportunity to have a special issue on models related to various aspects of sustainability focused on nitrogen.