Figure 11. Spatial distribution of Fluxnet sites and their representative sponsor countries. There is a strong movement to standardise ecophysiological and ecosystem measurements and observations among the various networks. Fluxnet is a key example of how international coordination can facilitate communication and information across national boundaries and scientific disciplines. The aim of the Global Carbon Project is to encourage and foster the successful development, coordination and expansion of successful networks such as Fluxnet [http://www-eosdis.ornl.gov/FLUXNET/].