The CORSO project contributes to the set-up of the new Copernicus element for the monitoring of anthropogenic CO2 emissions by addressing the two R&D activities identified as priorities for the Copernicus CO2MVS capacity by the European Commission’s CO2 monitoring Task Force:

i) new and innovative methodologies to improve the definition of the correlations between emissions of co-emitted species (CO2, NO2, CO, CH4) in support of CO2 fossil fuel emission estimation and 

ii) new and innovative methods to better use of auxiliary observations such as 14CO2 (radiocarbon), SIF (Solar Induced Fluorescence), and APO (Atmospheric Potential Oxygen) to separate anthropogenic CO2 emissions from the natural variability of CO2.

The work package breakdown structure in CORSO reflects the priorities of these research and development activities. 

CORSO is split into five work packages, with WP1 and WP2 addressing the first topic, WP3 and WP4 addressing the second topic, and WP5 taking care of coordination, communication, dissemination, and outreach.