Soil as a Carbon Sink: Visualisation methods and models for soil carbon sequestration

This is part of the Soil as a Carbon Sink 3-part seminar series.

“Globally, soil contains about three times as much organic carbon as plants and twice as much as the atmosphere” [1]

Increasing carbon storage in soil is proposed to be one of the most cost-effective climate measures,
a measure that also has a positive impact on aspects such as biodiversity and soil fertility. The topic
has gained the decision-makers’ interest and sits high on the political agenda in the Nordics.
However, using soil as a carbon sink is a complex matter. Knowledge is developing at a fast pace, but
several questions remain to be answered.

This seminar is part of a series aiming to stimulate knowledge exchange between Nordic actors
interested in soil as a carbon sink. The seminars are initiated and financed by Nordic Forest
Research, Nordic Agri Research and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ working group for climate and

When: 4th of May, 10.00-11.30 CET
To solve any technical problems, please log in to the seminar no later than 09.50
Where: Online via Zoom
Participants will be provided with a link to the seminar on Monday 3rd of May
Focus: To reap the benefits from carbon sequestration in soil it is essential to calculate and
communicate the effects of different carbon capture activities. In this seminar we will discuss
different methods and models to calculate and communicate these activities. We will engage in
questions such as “Which methods and models exists?”, “What are their advantages and
disadvantages?”, “What development is needed to increase their efficiency and accuracy?”, and
“How user friendly are they?”.
RSVP: 2Oth of April via this linnk: simplesignup – soil as a carbon sink

Keynote speakers:

  • Forest soil carbon models as policy instruments – Dr Johan Stendahl, Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Head of Swedish Forest Soil Inventory
  • Carbon Action Field Observatory – illustrating carbon farming effects on farms – Prof Jari Liski, Finnish Meteorological Institute, responsible for Field Observatory
  • Carbon modelling for Danish farms – Søren Kolind Hvid, Senior specialist at Danish Agriculture & Food Council F.m.b.A. SEGES

For questions please contact: Lovisa.Torfgard(a)

Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and Nordic Agri Research (NKJ)