MetEOC Home 2022 – retired

Combining ground, atmosphere, and space-based measurements to develop metrology tools and frameworks that support climate observation systems capable of building understanding of drivers of climate change

Research Themes

Level 1 satellite traceability
Developing sensors for space-based climate observations, suitable for pre-and in-flight measurements, including TRUTHS and FORUM mission studies

Atmospheric ECVs
Developing SI traceable measurement methods for bio-geophysical parameters, considering optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar sampling techniques

Biophysical ECVs
Developing satellite-derived SI traceable greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sink measurement methods, including robust monitoring of carbon emissions reduction policies
radiation ecvs
Radiation ECVs
Developing instrumentation and standards for traceable climate quality measurements, from surface-based networks operated by the WMO and UN


Coordinated by NPL, MetEOC is series of collaborative European metrology projects that support Earth Observation applications — by establishing metrological techniques, including pre-flight calibration, post-launch on-board and vicarious calibration, and validation of higher level products

ESA - The TRUTHS mission
September 2020 – August 2023
September 2017 – February 2021

September 2014 – August 2017

October 2011 – September 2014

These European Metrology Research Programme (EMPR) and the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR)  projects are supported by EURAMET’s European Metrology Research Programmes.