To assess the climate effect of the restoration, the project is using two techniques:

(a) the Greenhouse Gas Emission Site Type (GEST) approach which estimates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the sites based on vegetation composition and water levels; as well as,

(b) direct measurements, with transparent and non-transparent chambers.

To learn more about monitoring techniques you can check this feature or this one here.

From a longer time perspective, GHG emissions will be measured by the closed chamber technique, 3 sites per country:


  • Reference site without restoration activities
  • Rewetted site directly affected by restoration activities
  • Restored site (5-10 years ago)

Environmental parameters will be recorded: water level, soil temperature, soil moisture and photosynthetic active radiation by automatic loggers for modelling approaches.

LIFE Multi Peat will set monitoring plots, perform a final vegetation mapping and calculate the GHG budgets during and after the restorations.