Project: Metrology for high-impact greenhouse gases

The measurement of greenhouse gases is pivotal to the understanding of changes to the Earth's climate and the influence of human activities. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has identified a series of high impact greenhouse gases that are critical for global monitoring, which require measurements traceable to the SI units. This project will develop high accuracy reference standards and novel methods for measuring the isotopic composition of the gases. This will improve the data used to compile national greenhouse gas inventories and help demonstrate compliance with legislation such as the Kyoto protocol and European air quality directives. The results will also lead to a stronger understanding of how greenhouse gas emissions influence regional air quality and impact on public health. The stable and accurate data will provide a transparent basis on which to implement policies to help control greenhouse gas emissions.

Acronym ENV52 HIGHGAS (Reference Number: ENV52)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
4 Ilmatieteen Laitos Partner Finland
5 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
6 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
7 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
8 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
9 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
10 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
11 Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt Switzerland