The National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) was a national research network of 23 projects under an agreed collaborative program that has developed and delivered effective and practical strategies for reducing nitrous oxide emissions while maintaining crop and pasture productivity.
Automated greenhouse gas sampling systems with in situ gas analysis were deployed at 15 sites
The NANORP was principally funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (now Agriculture and Water Resources) with a AUD20M investment over 4 years (2012-2016) and was preceded by the Nitrous Oxide Research Program (2009-2012). An additional AUD30M was provided through industry, state, university and CSIRO investments.
The NANORP was managed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The program coordination and scientific leadership of NANORP was provided by the Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
The first phase of NANORP (2012-2015) collected 234 complete datasets from 50 studies to develop effective nitrogen management strategies to increase agricultural productivity and reduce N2O emissions and associated losses.
The network is a member of Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) – an initiative to make agricultural research information more publicly available and accessible. The network supports the CIARD manifesto and complies with its checklist for disseminating agricultural research data.
NANORP and NSCP Combined Researchers and Investors Advisory Group Meeting, Canberra 2015