Project: Metrology to establish an SI traceable climate observing system

Acronym 19ENV07 MetEOC-4 (Reference Number: 19ENV07)
Duration 01/09/2020 - 01/09/2023
Project Topic Remote sensing of Earth from space using the global observation system is the major means of obtaining the trustworthy data needed for climate change research and for providing knowledge to enable policy makers to adopt appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies. However, this harsh environment can alter the performance of remote-sensing instrumentation. Surface-based networks also require current differences on the Earth’s infra-red radiation spectrum to be resolved.Building on previous EMPIR project MetEOC-3, this project will develop methodology for a new generation of accurate, cost-effective sensors for ground and space-based observations. A satellite-based spectrometer for traceable measurements on the Earth’s atmosphere will be fully calibrated along with new instrumentation and standards to allow more comparable data on sky radiance from ground-based measurement networks. Analysis algorithms will be improved to better determine the location of gas emissions and natural carbon sinks or to account for location-specific characteristics that exist between such things as forests or ocean phytoplankton. The results are expected to provide trustworthy evidence to policy makers and help timely and measured mitigation strategies to be implemented.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr Partner Finland
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 Schweizerisches Forschungsinstitut für Hochgebirgsklima und Medizin in Davos Partner Switzerland
6 Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH Partner Germany
7 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
8 Maanmittauslaitos Partner Finland
9 Rayference SPRL Partner Belgium
10 University of Surrey Partner United Kingdom
11 The University of Reading Partner United Kingdom
12 Universitaet Zuerich Partner Switzerland
13 Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal Observer Germany
14 Hukseflux Thermal Sensors BV Observer Netherlands
15 Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie Observer Germany
16 Universiteit Gent Observer Belgium