The main goal of the ECCAD project is to provide scientific and policy users with datasets of surface emissions of atmospheric compounds, and ancillary data, i.e. data required to estimate or quantify surface emissions.
The supply of ancillary data - such as maps of population density, maps of fires spots, burnt areas, land cover - could help improve and encourage the development of new emissions datasets.
Access to global and regional emission inventories and ancillary data, in a standardized format
Quick visualization of emission and ancillary data
Rationalization of the use of input data in algorithms or emission models
Analysis and comparison of emissions datasets and ancillary data
Tools for the evaluation of emissions and ancillary data
ECCAD is a dynamical and interactive database, providing the most up to date datasets including data used within ongoing projects. Users are welcome to add their own datasets, or have their regional masks included in order to use ECCAD tools.
ECCAD is part of the Ether Pole, the French Center of Atmospheric Products and Service, developed under a partnership between CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales)and (Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers) to facilitate access and encourage exploitation of all data and expert knowledge in this field.
The ECCAD database and web application developments have been undertaken by CNRS/INSU and financed thanks to CNES efforts since the beginning of the
project, and to ADEME on a three year basis. The ECCAD project contributes to French projects (CNRS, CNES and ADEME), projects funded by the European Commission within the 7th framework programs (MACC-II, ACCENT-Plus, CITYZEN, PEGASOS, ACCESS, etc.), and to International programs such as IGAC/IGBP and iLEAPS/IGBP. ECCAD is also the emissions database of the Global Emissions InitiAtive (GEIA)