Project: Metrology for essential climate variables

Essential climate variables include water vapour in the atmosphere, surface and deep sea temperature, ocean salinity, air temperature, precipitation and soil moisture. Long-term, high-quality observations of these variables are vital as society becomes increasingly affected by climate change. Air humidity provides a challenge as water content in the atmosphere can vary by a factor of more than 10,000, and humidity sensors need to make measurements over this large dynamic range. In the oceans, salinity and temperature measurements can be influenced by factors such as water pressure. On land, differences between laboratory and real conditions need to be solved for precipitation and soil moisture. This project will investigate the performance of sensors used to monitor climate variables under different conditions and produce new measurement methods, techniques and standards. The results will improve the monitoring of essential climate variables, which will benefit European industries such as agriculture, energy, and transport, and reduce the threat to public health.

Acronym ENV58 MeteoMet2 (Reference Number: ENV58)
Duration 01/10/2014 - 30/09/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Coordinator Italy
2 Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen Partner Austria
3 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
4 Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques Partner France
5 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
6 Conservatoire national des arts et metiers Partner France
7 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
8 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
9 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
11 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
12 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
13 Federale Overheidsdienst Economie, KMO, Middenstand en Energie Partner Belgium
14 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
15 Univerza v Ljubljani Partner Slovenia
16 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
17 Service hydrographique et océanographique de la Marine Observer France
18 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain