The travelling reference spectrometer TRSP implemented in the traceability concept developed for the Network for Detection of Mesospheric Change (NDMC) within the EMRP project ENV53 MetEOC2 (D2.2.1 to D2.2.13) has reached one year of simultaneously successful operation alongside with an existing Ground-based infrared P-branch spectrometer (GRIPS) at the Oberpfaffenhofen NDMC site to determine Mesosphere’s temperature… Read More

One of the goals of MetEOC-3 is to improve the traceability in estimating terrestrial biophysical Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products through in situ, airborne and satellite measurements. Satellite-derived ECV products and the algorithms they use depend on empirical in situ measurements collected on the ground, which requires long term monitoring at field sites. However, ground… Read More

The European reference radiative transfer model was renamed as Eradiate. Information and news about the model are available at In this post, we summarise the requirements elicitation process and give a brief overview of ongoing activities. A part of the activities taking place in the framework of MetEOC-3 consists in laying foundations for the development… Read More

On Friday 13 October 2017, the Sentinel-5P satellite bearing the Dutch TROPOMI space instrument was successfully launched from Plesetsk, in Siberia. From space, TROPOMI will be monitoring the air quality and distribution of greenhouse gases worldwide. This groundbreaking instrument will strengthen the position of the Netherlands as a supplier of high-end aerospace instruments. TROPOMI, which… Read More

SPECCHIO is a spectral information system designed to hold reference spectra and spectral campaign data obtained by spectroradiometers. MetEOC-3 is going to use a dedicated SPECCHIO spectral information system instance to deal with the multifaceted spectral point data accumulated in various activities related to sensor CAL/VAL.… Read More