CoCO2-MOSAIC 1.0: a global mosaic of regional, gridded, fossil and biofuel CO2 emission inventories

Collection: CoCO2 : CoCO2: prototype system for a Copernicus CO2 monitoring service  


CoCO2-MOSAIC 1.0 is a global mosaic of regional bottom-up inventories of anthropogenic CO2 emissions developed in the framework of the CoCO2 project ( CoCO2-MOSAIC 1.0 provides gridded (0.1˚×0.1˚) monthly emissions fluxes of CO2 fossil fuel (CO2ff, long cycle) and CO2 biofuel (CO2bf, short cycle) for the years 2015 to 2018 disaggregated in seven sectors: energy_s (super-emitting sources above 7.9e-6 kg/m2/s), energy_a (average emitters), manufacturing, settlements, transport, aviation land/take-off (LTO) and other. The regional inventories included are CAMS-GHG-REG 5.1 (Europe), DACCIWA 2.0 (Africa), GEAA-AEI 3.0 (Argentina), INEMA 1.0 (Chile), REAS 3.2.1 (South-East Asia) and VULCAN 3.0 (USA). EDGAR 6.0 and CAMS-GLOB-SHIP 3.1 are used for gap-filling missing sectors and regions. CAMS-GLOB-TEMPO 3.1 is used for temporal disaggregation of inventories providing annual emissions. Aviation emissions from climb, descent, and cruise are not covered by regional inventories and are provided as a separate file. Note that 2015 is the only year when all regional inventories are simultaneously available.

Compared to global inventories, CoCO2-MOSAIC 1.0 includes all the regional information available without the limitation of providing spatially consistent emissions. Therefore, CoCO2-MOSAIC 1.0 can be used as a global baseline inventory due to the higher level of detail, higher spatial resolution, and country-specific information included by regional inventories.

For further details see Urraca et al. 2023 (ESSD submitted). The paper (i) describes the CoCO2-MOSAIC methodology and (ii) uses the mosaic to inter-compare the most widely used global inventories: CAMS-GLOB-ANT 5.3, EDGAR 6.0/7.0, ODIAC v2020b, and CEDS v2020_04_24.


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  • Ruben Urraca
  • Greet Janssens-Maenhout
  • Hugo Denier Van der Gon
  • Stijn Dellaert
  • Jeroen Kuenen
  • Antoon Visschedijk
  • Claire Granier
  • Antonin Soulie
  • Sekou Keita
  • Sabine Darras
  • Marc Guevara
  • Enrique Puliafito
  • Ana Lopez-Noreña
  • Lucas Berna-Peña
  • Nicolás Huneeus
  • Nicolás Álamos
  • Kevin Gurney
  • Geoffrey Roest
  • Giacomo Grassi
  • Simone Rossi
  • Nadine Gobron
  • Mark Dowell

How to cite

Urraca Valle, Ruben; Janssens-Maenhout, Greet; Denier Van der Gon, Hugo; Dellaert, Stijn; Kuenen, Jeroen; Visschedijk, Antoon; Granier, Claire; Soulie, Antonin; Keita, Sekou; Darras, Sabine; Guevara, Marc; Puliafito, Enrique; Lopez-Noreña, Ana; Berna-Peña, Lucas; Huneeus, Nicolás; Álamos, Nicolás; Gurney, Kevin; Roest, Geoffrey; Grassi, Giacomo; Rossi, Simone; Gobron, Nadine; Dowell, Mark (2023): CoCO2-MOSAIC 1.0: a global mosaic of regional, gridded, fossil and biofuel CO2 emission inventories. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


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2015-01-01 2018-12-31

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Energy, Environment, Science and technology, Transport
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