Project: Further metrology for earth observation and climate

Acronym 16ENV03 MetEOC-3 (Reference Number: 16ENV03)
Duration 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2020
Project Topic The full extent of the impact of climate change on society and the most effective strategies to mitigate it remain uncertain. A key limitation is the performance of forecast models and the quality of the data that drives them. Remote sensing from space is the major means of obtaining climate data on a global scale, but the challenging conditions faced during launch and in space severely limit the accuracy of measurements made there.This project will use results from EMRP projects ENV04 Met-EOC1 and ENV53 Met-EOC2 to improve pre- and post-launch calibration and validation of remote climate sensors, by improving the usability of standards in space and ground-based test sites. The project will also establish a method for assigning quality metrics to climate data. This will further improve the reliability of evidence concerning the scale and timescale of climate change for policy makers, and provide essential support to mitigation and adaptation strategies that ensure a sustainable environment and quality of life for European citizens.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr Partner Finland
3 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
4 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
5 Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal Partner Germany
6 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner zx
7 Maanmittauslaitos Partner Finland
8 Rayference SPRL Partner Belgium
9 Science and Technology Facilities Council Partner United Kingdom
10 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO Partner Netherlands
11 Tartu Ulikool Partner Estonia
12 The University of Reading Partner United Kingdom
13 Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH Observer Germany
14 Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie Observer Germany
15 Schweizerisches Forschungsinstitut für Hochgebirgsklima und Medizin in Davos Observer Switzerland
16 Universitaet Zuerich Observer Switzerland