Category: TRUTHS

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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Beyond Recycling: Using Photonics to Save the Planet Overview of environmental application of photonics applications, including MetEOC,  published in the November 2011 issue of photonics.com – from European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC). Among quotes from MetEOC project coordinator Nigel Fox: When it comes to detecting and quantifying man-made influences on the environment, size, cost and, above all, reliability, are key. “As many of the environmental issues require spectrally resolved information of varying degrees of resolution, the ability to do this is one of the drivers,” Fox said. “The need to have technology to allow accurate characterization and calibration is also a trigger and one which I am directly involved in. In space applications, there is a drive to make full use …

Nigel Fox DisCUSSES TRUTHS satellite in article ‘Beyond Recycling: Using Photonics to Save the Planet’ Read More »

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