Very good agreement shown for irradiance measurements made by novel lightweight Hemispherical Blackbody infrared sensor developed in MetEOC projects compared to reference Tilted Bottom Cavity BB2007 instrument of PMOD/WRC.  Presented as an ePoster on Thursday 25 November 2021 at the the European Space Agency ATMOS-2021 conference, developments of WP4.1 work by Moritz Feierabend1, Julian Gröbner2, Max Reiniger1, Christian… Read More

The European Union’s Earth Observation program, Copernicus, provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information regarding our planet and its environment. A key component of the program is the Sentinel family of satellites, developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). There are currently five missions in orbit comprising of 8 Sentinel satellites, which have objectives ranging… Read More

A 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. It continues operation alongside another Ground-based infrared P-branch spectrometer (GRIPS) at the Oberpfaffenhofen NDMC, for determining Mesosphere’s temperature… Read More

One of the goals of MetEOC-3 is to provide  traceability for 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 data… 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 monitor 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

The MetEOC-2 partners have produced the third MetEOC-2 newsletter detailing some of the activities undertaken in 2017 within the MetEOC-2 programme.… 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. MetEOC-3 is going to use a dedicated SPECCHIO spectral… Read More

The MetEOC-2 partners have produced second MetEOC-2 newsletter the  detailing some of the activities undertaken in 2016 within the MetEOC-2 programme. Download the newsletter… Read More

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) attended Cheltenham Science Festival and demonstrated how satellites can be used to observe the Earth’s surface. As one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular science festivals, the event was an ideal setting to explain the work of NPL, and to give the public the opportunity to see the Earth from a… Read More