Project: Traceability for surface spectral solar ultraviolet radiation

Solar ultraviolet (UV) light can produce substances in the atmosphere that change the environment. Therefore changes in the amount of solar UV reaching the earth’s surface could have an effect on climate change. However, current measurement methods have uncertainties of around 5% which is too high to detect changes and to model future trends. This project seeks to develop new methods and cost effective instruments to bring uncertainty levels down to 2%. Prototype devices will be commercialised and the methodologies freely disseminated to end-users to support reliable solar UV measurement at both the national and international level.

Acronym ENV03 SolarUV (Reference Number: ENV03)
Duration 01/08/2011 - 31/07/2014
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 Schweizerisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Hochgebirgsklima und Medizin in Davos Coordinator Switzerland
2 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö Partner Finland
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
8 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
9 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
10 CMS Ing. Dr. Schreder GmbH Observer Austria
11 Kipp & Zonen BV Observer Netherlands
12 Medizinische Universität Innsbruck Austria