Tag: MetEOC-4

Following a successful review by the European Space Agency, on 30 November 2022 the SHIPAS temperature measuring instrument developed by Research Centre Jülich and Wuppertal University, Germany was given the go-ahead to be included onboard a satellite scheduled to be launched into earth orbit in 2025. The high-resolution imaging instrument is capable of accurately measuring the temperature of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, which are layers of the atmosphere sensitive to greenhouse gas concentrations and early indicators of global heating trends. Support for the mission is provided by the EU Horizon 2020 In-Orbit Demonstration and Validation (IOD/IOV) initiative, set up to test new technologies in orbit.  Approval means the SHIPAS instrument, which stands for Spatial Heterodyne Interferometer Performance Assessment in Space, …

SHIPAS satellite-based climate sensor developed with support from MetEOC projects approved for in-orbit testing Read More »

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Marking a halfway reporting milestone, on 14 September 2022 EURAMET published its MetEOC-4 Publishable Summary that highlights significant recent progress made toward the long-term objective of the MetEOC series: development of an SI-traceable climate observation system. As with preceding projects in this series, MetEOC-4 encompasses a diverse range of research activities, structured according to four themes matching a set of predefined objectives. It continues existing, and initiates new, lines of research, developing tools, methods, and infrastructure capable of assigning metrologically (SI) traceable uncertainties to data products derived from Earth Observations, with a focus on climate change. More than half of the 54 atmosphere, land, and ocean Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) rely on measurements from space. These are physical, chemical, biological, or …

Roundup of progress in first eighteen months of MetEOC-4 Read More »

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