Project: Metrology for stable isotope reference standards

Acronym 16ENV06 SIRS (Reference Number: 16ENV06)
Duration 01/06/2017 - 31/05/2020
Project Topic Immediate action is required to prevent irreversible changes to the Earth’s climate due to greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers need to be able to discriminate man-made from natural emissions in the atmosphere, to provide governments with accurate emissions inventory data and verify progress towards emissions reduction targets. However, this cannot be achieved with the existing measurement infrastructure.This project will develop a new infrastructure including methods and instrumentation to underpin measurements of stable isotopes of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, two major greenhouse gases, which enable their origin to be identified. This will be instrumental in providing more accurate, comparable data to separate various man-made sources of greenhouse gas emissions from each other, as well as from natural sources. This will enable governments to develop accurate emissions inventories and models to comply with legislation, and inform new policy and better abatement strategies to help prevent dangerous climate change.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
3 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
6 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
7 Al Air Liquide España, S.A. Partner Spain
8 Institut Jožef Stefan Partner Slovenia
9 Max Planck Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften e.V. Partner Germany
10 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Partner Netherlands
11 Itä-Suomen yliopisto Partner Finland
12 Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt Observer Switzerland