Metrology for Earth observation and climate
The Earth’s climate is changing although the scale of impact to society remains uncertain and with it government’s ability to confidently take necessary mitigation/adaptation in a timely manner. A key limitation is the performance of forecast models and the quality of the data that drive them. Remote sensing from space, is the major means of obtaining the global data needed. The harshness of launch and environment of space severely limits accuracy and traceability. This project will improve pre-and post-launch calibration/validation (Cal/Val) of observations (land, ocean and atmosphere) to enable trustable information on the state-of-the-planet to be delivered to policy makers. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the establishment of the necessary metrology infrastructure, tailored to climate needs in readiness for its use in climate observing systems.
Coordinator: NPL Management LimitedPartners: NPL Management Limited, Aalto University, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Dutch Metrology Institute, Joint Research Centre (European Commission), University of Wuppertal, National Land Survey of Finland, Rayference, TNO (The Netherlands' organisation for applied scientific research), Science and Technology Facilities Council, UT Tartu Observatory, Universtity of Reading, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, The University of Zurich, PMOD/WRC
Start date: 1.09.2017End date: 31.08.2020
TO total amount: 43 413 €
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