Knowledge exchange venture
The NOBV organises the Peatlands Greenhouse Gas Knowledge Exchange Venture, in collaboration with the National Soil Subsidence Knowledge Programme (NKB). The objective of the Knowledge Exchange Venture is to exchange knowledge on greenhouse gas emissions from peat soils. Each meeting focuses on one specific aspect of the research. Obviously there is also room for discussion and questions. Are you interested in taking part? Send an email to email@example.com or subscribe to the NOBV’s newsletter. Want to know more about the NKB’s Knowledge Exchange Ventures? Take a look at the website.
Knowledge exchange venture 30 May 2022: measurements with eddy covariance, nitrous oxide measurements, spatial variation, scaling up and aircraft measurements
The knowledge exchange venture of 30 May took place in collaboration with the National Soil Subsidence Knowledge Program (NKB), Wageningen University (WU) and TNO.
- Bart Kruijt, researcher at WU in the field of climate change, carbon cycle, land-atmosphere interactions and the Amazon, discussed measuring the variation in CO2 and methane emissions with fixed and mobile eddy covariance;
- Researcher Arnoud Frumau of TNO explained nitrous oxide measurements using eddy covariance and advanced equipment;
- Ronald Hutjes, associate professor of land use-climate interactions at WU, zoomed in on integrating measurements between the plot and landscape scale with the aircraft measurements that WU performs within the NOBV.
Knowledge exchange venture 28 maart: mobile measurements, biochemical processes, nitrogen and the carbon cycle and innovations in measuring equipment
- Junior researcher Tom Heuts and Reinder Nouta, project leader and researcher at Wetterskip Fryslan, explained the mobile measurements that the RUN performs within the NOBV.
- Researcher Christian Fritz and Fons Smolder, professor by special appointment of biogeochemistry, discussed biochemical processes, nitrogen and the carbon cycle.
- Post-doc researcher Ralf Aben, together with PhD student Judith van der Knaap, zoomed in on locations where Radboud University conducts research and on innovations in the field of measuring equipment.
Knowledge Exchange Venture 27 September 2022: subsidence research, modeling with SWAP-ANIMO, peat columns and nitrous oxide measurements
The Knowledge Exchange Venture on 27 September took place in collaboration with the National Soil Subsidence Knowledge Programme (NKB) and Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR). >> Click here to watch the Knowledge Exchange Venture.
- Soil, Water and Land Use researcher Rudi Hessel gave a brief explanation of the NOBV measurement sites in Zegveld and Lange Weide;
- Hydrology researcher Harry Massop zoomed in on the ongoing subsidence research performed by WENR in Zegveld as part of the NOBV, and on the connection between subsidence processes and greenhouse gas emissions;
- Soil physics and mechanics researcher Jan van den Akker examined modelling with SWAP-ANIMO, and PhD candidate Erne Blondeau discussed the peat column experiments that are being carried out for modelling purposes;
- Finally, PhD candidate Jordy van ‘t Hull gave an explanation of the nitrous oxide measurements that WENR carries out within the NOBV.
In the Knowledge Exchange Venture on 7 June 2021 in collaboration with Utrecht University and B-Ware, we discussed microbial processes in the soil that result in peat decomposition. What processes take place in the soil, and what are the variables that play a role in these? Researchers Mariet Hefting (Utrecht University), Gijs van Dijk (B-Ware) and Laura Knops (Utrecht University) took the participants through these soil processes and explained the effect they have on emissions. The participants were given a peek into Utrecht University’s lab via a vlog by Laura Knops. Naturally there was time for discussion and questions as well.
Knowledge Exchange Venture 15 March 2021: soil subsidence in relation to greenhouse gas emissions in peat meadow areas
In the Knowledge Exchange Venture of 15 March 2021, we collaborated with Deltares and TU Delft to discuss subsidence in relation to greenhouse gas emissions in peatland.
- Gilles Erkens, researcher at Deltares and leader of the NOBV research consortium, zoomed in on the connection between soil subsidence processes and greenhouse gas emissions in peatland;
- Researcher Sanneke van Asselen (Deltares) examined the measurement of soil movement, various measurement methods, and the initial measurement results and findings;
- We went into the field for a look at a soil sampling at one of the research sites, and also to the lab where the sampling, peat description and compression tests are carried out. Click here to watch the video.
- Finally, Ramon Hanssen, Professor of Geodesy (surveying) and Satellite Earth Observation at TU Delft, gave an explanation of the use of InSAR in peatland.
Knowledge Exchange Venture 14 December 2020: hydrology, Peatland-VU model and the effects of water management and the (climatic and hydrological) environment on conditions for microbes
On 14 December 2020, we organised an online Knowledge Exchange Venture in collaboration with VU Amsterdam.
Issues covered in this edition:
- Researcher Ype van der Velde (VU Amsterdam) gave an overview of the research currently undertaken by VU Amsterdam on the effects that measures have on greenhouse gas emissions;
- Ko van Huissteden (VU Amsterdam) discussed the Peatland-VU model and the complexity of modelling CO2 and methane fluxes from the soil;
- PhD candidate Jim Boonman (VU Amsterdam) zoomed in on his research into the effects of water management and the (climatological and hydrological) environment on conditions for microbes, in order to evaluate the vulnerability of peat soils. For his presentation, Jim Boonman also made a vlog from the field. You can view it here.
Knowledge Exchange Venture 29 June 2020
The first session of the Peatlands Greenhouse Gas Knowledge Exchange Venture was held on 29 June 2020, organised by STOWA, NOBV and the NKB. You can view the session here. Click here to see the vlogs.
What issues were covered in this edition?
- Pui Mee Chan, Knowledge Exchange Venture leader and NOBV programme leader, explained the NOBV’s background and objectives from the studio;
- Gilles Erkens, researcher at Deltares and leader of the NOBV research consortium, told us more about the measurement sites and methods as well as the measures taken to impact greenhouse gas emissions;
- NKB knowledge brokers Erik Jansen (Water infiltration systems) and Roelof Westerhof (Wet crops) were there to answer questions on these topics;
- Chris van Naarden (Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) explained the role of the Regiegroep Veenweiden (Peatlands Region Group);
- Mini-vlogs gave viewers a look at things in the field at various research sites.