Training school on measuring greenhouse gases in agricultural systems

The COST Action LivAGE (http://cost‐ and the Network NUEVA (Network for Updating Emission Values in Agriculture) ( organize a training school in Lugo (Spain) during 28‐29 March 2019 (University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo site). The aim of the training school is to offer comprehensive decision making criteria to identify the best measurement techniques in different research scenarios and practical demonstration of the use of a range of measurement techniques. The program involves two sessions dealing with both animal and agro‐forestry systems in which an introductory talk will be followed by practical demonstration of a range of measuring techniques.

The training school is limited to 20 trainees that will receive funding to cover traveling and accomodation costs.

Those interested please send email to David Yanez‐Ruiz ( and Salvador Calvet ( explaining reasons to enrole in the course before 20th February. Selected participants will be notified by the end of February.

Program Outline

Day 1, 28th March 2019
13:00 - 14:00Registration of participants
14:00 - 15:15Introductory talk: measuring GHG in animal systems
Melynda Hassouna (INRA-Rennes, France)
Practical demonstration of measuring techniques in livestock
15:15 - 16:00In vitro systems
David Yáñez‐Ruiz (CSIC)
16:00 - 17:00Respirometry chambers
David R. Yáñez‐Ruiz, Ignacio Martin (CSIC)
Fernando Estellés (UPV)
17:00 - 17:30GreenFeed measurements
17:30 - 17:45Coffee break
17:45 - 18:30Animal housing measurements
Fernando Estellés (UPV)
Salvador Calvet (UPV)
18:30 - 19:00Questions, discussion, synthesis
Agustin del Prado (BC3)
Day 2, 29th March 2019
08:30 - 09:45Introductory talk: GHG measurement at different levels: soil‐plant‐manure application
Eugenio Diaz‐Pines (BOKU, Austria)
Practical demonstration of measuring techniques in soil‐crops
09:45 - 10:45Manual / Authomatic chambers (NOx)
Alberto Sanz (UPM)
Jaime Recio (UPM)
10:45 - 11:15Coffee break
11:15 - 12:00Gas analyzers (quimioluminescense, IRGA, innova)
Jorge Alvaro‐Fuentes (CSIC)
Alberto Sanz, Jaime Recio (UPM)
12:00 - 12:30Itegrated Horizontal Flux method (IHF, micrometeorological technique)
Alberto Sanz (UPM)
Jaime Recio (UPM)
12:30 - 13:15Eddy covariance
13:15 - 14:00Questions, discussion, synthesis
14:00Lunch and departure