Project: European metrology for earth observation and climate

Global observations of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land from space are vital for climate change studies and the successful implementation of mitigation measures by policy makers. These space-based measurements need to be traceable and consistent to allow comparison with data gathered from other sources, e.g. ground-based monitoring stations, and to form a complete picture. However, this is not the case at present. This project will develop new standards and will validate the sensors used in satellites so that accurate, laboratory-quality measurements of climate parameters can be made from space.

Acronym ENV04 MetEOC (Reference Number: ENV04)
Duration 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö Partner Finland
3 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
4 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner European Union
5 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
6 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
7 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
8 Schweizerisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Hochgebirgsklima und Medizin in Davos Partner Switzerland
9 Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal Observer Germany
10 Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt eV Observer Germany
11 Maanmittauslaitos Observer Finland
12 Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH Observer Germany