ReDoCO2 is a Danish research and development project, funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD). The project started in the fall of 2020 and runs for four years. The total project budget is DKK 32.3 million where DKK 24.3 million is funded by IFD. The project consortium covers representatives from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Aalborg University, Region Midtjylland, SkyTEM and I∙GIS. Read more about the partners and the individual team members under the Who we are tab.
Depending on their present condition, peatlands can store a huge amount of carbon (C) or be a source of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a crucial challenge globally. In Denmark, peatlands constitute a key target to achieve the national goal of reducing CO2 emissions with 70% by 2030. There is thus a great need to investigate the spatial variability of peat soil properties in order to assess the total amount of C stored in these soils.
Through the combination of state of-the-art hardware, software, modelling techniques and IT technologies the present project will develop an overall methodology to map peatlands in detail and enable accurate estimates of CO2 emissions and potential C stocks. This methodology will provide decision-makers with detailed information and cost-effective tools to appropriately select which peatland areas to take out of agricultural production and restore. Notably, the combination of the drone-mounted cutting-edge geophysical sensors, advanced 2D modelling techniques and 3D software will be a game changer for peatland mapping both nationally and worldwide.
Our vision is to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and to ensure maximum impact on strategies focusing on taking out carbon rich wetlands from agricultural production. The outcome from this project will have a significant economic, societal and environmental impact, building up Denmark’s position as a green frontrunner internationally and also provide new export opportunities for Danish green technology.