The COST Action LivAGE ( 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 training school focuses on measuring greenhouse gas emissions and will take place immediately after the annual workshop of the Spanish network Red REMEDIA.

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 particularly suitable in Southern Europe.

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.


Day 1, 28th March 2019

13:30-14:00 Registration of participants
14:00-15:15 Introductory talk: measuring GHG in animal systems Melynda Hassouna (INRA-Rennes, France):
Practical demonstration of measuring techniques in livestock
15:00-16:00 In vitro systems David Yáñez-Ruiz (CSIC)
16:00-17:00 Respirometry chambers Ignacio Martin (CSIC)

Fernando Estellés (UPV)

17:00-17:30 GreenFeed measurements Alejandro Belanche (CSIC)
17:30-17:45 Coffee break
17:45-18:30 Animal housing mesurements Fernando Estellés (UPV)

Salvador Calvet (UPV)

18:30-19:00 Questions, discussion, synthesis Agustin del Prado (BC3)
20:00  Dinner

 Day 2, 29th March 2019

8:30-9:45 Introductory talk: GHG measurement at different levels: soil-plant-manure application Eugenio Diaz-Pines (BOKU, Austria)
Practical demonstration of measuring techniques in soil-crops
9:45-10:45 manual/authomatic chambers (NOx) Alberto Sanz (UPM)

Jaime Recio (UPM)

10:45-11:15 Coffee break  
11:15-12:00 gas analyzers (quimioluminescense, IRGA, innova)  Raul Moral (UMH)

Alberto Sanz, Jaime Recio (UPM)

12:00-12:30 Itegrated Horizontal Flux method (IHF, micrometeorological technique) Alberto Sanz (UPM)

Jaime Recio (UPM)

12:30-13:15 Eddy covariance tbd
13:15-14:00 Questions, discussion, synthesis Jorge Alvaro-Fuentes (CSIC)
14:00 Lunch and departure

The network NUEVA (Network for Updating Emissions Values in Spanish Agriculture, is a Spanish Excellence Network granted this year (AGL2017-90924-RED) with a duration of 2 years (until 2020). Eight research institutions are participating: Estación Experimental Aula Dei, CEBAS, UP Valencia, UP Madrid, BC3, U Miguel Hernández, U Jaén, U Santiago Compostela, coordinator Estación Experimental del Zaidin, CSIC. The aim of this network is to analyze current situation of greenhouse gas emission factors in the Spanish agricultural system and improve them. A specific aim is revising methodologies for greenhouse gas emissions measurements, which is the topic of this training seminar.

COSt LivAGE ( is an international cooperation to reduce atmospheric emissions from livestock buildings has started under the framework of EU COST actions. The main objective of LivAGE is to enhance international multidisciplinary cooperation for exchanging ideas and knowledge, sharing good practices and assessing innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and ammonia from livestock buildings.