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Research Report

Forest carbon database: A Web-based carbon stock data repository and exchange system

Sofyan Kurnianto
Daniel Murdiyarso
Copyright Date: Jan. 1, 2010
Pages: 24
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Table of Contents

  1. (pp. 2-2)

    The Global Comparative Study on REDD+, established by CIFOR, supports a Forest Carbon Database and exchange system in the public domain. The database helps develop national and subnational monitoring, reporting and verification of REDD+ activities. The database is designed for an open access to allow participation of researchers and practitioners, who carry out regular forest inventory, manage permanent sample plots, and conduct research on forest carbon stocks and related topics.

    This system allows you to account for five carbon pools: aboveground tree biomass, belowground tree biomass, dead woody debris, understorey/litter and soil. You can also add supporting information (details on...

  2. (pp. 3-6)

    To access the Forest Carbon Database, go to on the Internet. From this home page, anyone can view a table setting out the total carbon stocks in different sites, as provided by contributors. For a more detailed look or to share your own data, you can register as a contributor. This section guides you through the registration process and logging on to the database.

    1. Select Want to register? on the right side of the home page.

    2. First, enter your personal information: name, address, email and education level. You can create your own user name and password. Click Next to...

  3. (pp. 7-16)

    Through this section, you can add new carbon stock data for a specific site. In this database, a ‘site’ represents a landscape with similar land cover type. The following guides you through the process of adding new carbon stock data.

    1. Ensure you have already signed in to the forest carbon database system.

    2. Click Add new site on the right side of the contributor landing page. The input form will appear; it comprises five tabs: Site description, Land cover, Climate, Soil and Total carbon stock. After you complete a tab, click Next to move to the next tab. Clicking Cancel at...