This workshop aimed to build on the synergy between the NitroPortugal, INMS and ILTER activities, including sponsorship by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme, UN Environment, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
In this workshop two main elements were considered. In the first part of the workshop, NitroPortugal reviewed nitrogen threats relevant for Portugal related to Water, Soil and Greenhouse Gas balance. The goal was to develop a better understanding of these threats and assessment of them as a contribution to international capacity building. The second part of the workshop focused on developing tools for understanding and managing the global nitrogen cycle.
Three topics were taken for further development:
- Development of N threat assessment methodology (INMS Activity 1.2)
- Development of methodology for N fluxes and distribution (INMS Activity 1.3)
- Examination of the barriers to achieving better N management (INMS Activity 1.6)
The threat assessment topic developed the overarching methodology (core focus), while the topics on flux and distribution, and on examining barriers, provided a first scoping of issues and approach.