March 2021


MetClimVOC blog

29/03/2021


How gas surface interactions can affect VOC monitoring? What type of interactions can we expect? How to know what interactions do we have in our experimental system and how to quantify them? Visit our latest blog post to answer these questions.


Open virtual training

19/03/2021


Our first open virtual training took place on 17/03/2021 after M10 project meeting. More than 100 participants attended the training, which addressed the following topics: atmospheric measurements of volatile compounds at monitoring stations; metrological vocabulary and traceability; and preparation of static and generation of dynamic reference gas mixtures, their traceability and uncertainty. The presentations are available here.


M10 meeting

19/03/2021


Month 10 (M10) project meeting took place on 16-17/03/2021. Once more, due to the current sanitary crisis, the meeting was held virtually.

During day 1, we discussed the progress done, as well as the next milestones, for technical workpackages WP1 (VOC reference gas standards for use in the monitoring of the chemistry of the atmosphere), WP2 (working standards: traceability, dissemination and comparisons) and WP3 (Development and improvement of measurement methods). Day 2 was dedicated to WP4 (creating impact) and WP5 (management and coordination).




After an intense meeting, our virtual training took place.


Open virtual training

12/03/2021


Next 17/03/2021, we are organizing a training on VOC atmospheric measurements, metrological vocabulary and traceability and dynamic and static generation of reference gas mixtures. If you are interested on participating, don't hesitate to contact us (see below).




January 2021


MetClimVOC blog

18/01/2021


Curious about ozone-depleting substances? Visit our third blog post to learn more about halogenated VOCs, their monitoring and the traceability of the measurements!


November 2020


MetClimVOC blog

19/11/2020


The second blog post is online! Do you want to know more about volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and their effects on climate change? This topic is covered on the post, which includes a list of priority VOCs elaborated in collaboration with stakeholders.


MetClimVOC at SGM2020

07/11/2020


METAS presented the project MetClimVOC in the combined sessions 16. Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Greenhouse Gases and 17. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting. Although it was held online, it was a successful meeting (445 abstracts submitted and more than 1000 registrations) with a great scientific exchange.


September 2020


Priority list of VOCs

30/09/2020


The first deliverable of the project prioritising VOCs is finished. This summary report includes amount fraction ranges and metrological requirements for the selected oxy-VOCs, terpenes and halogenated VOCs. More information about the priority list can be found here.


Stakeholder Committee

23/09/2020


The project Stakeholder Committee (SC) is now formed. Visit this section to know more about the fourteen members.


02/09/2020


The project Stakeholder Committee (SC) is almost totally formed; twelve members (and counting?) are part of it. The SC is currently contributing to elaborate the final list of priority compounds, which will be the target of the consortium research.


August 2020


MetClimVOC blog

31/08/2020


Our blog is online! Don't hesitate in visiting the first post. Every 2 months, we will publish new exciting articles about VOCs and their monitoring.



June 2020


Kick-off meeting

02-03/06/2020


Although the current global COVID-19 situation prevented us from having a face-to-face meeting, we had many productive on-line discussions during the two-day meeting.

During day 1, we discussed the technical workpackages WP1 (VOC reference gas standards for use in the monitoring of the chemistry of the atmosphere), WP2 (working standards: traceability, dissemination and comparisons) and WP3 (Development and improvement of measurement methods). Day 2 was dedicated to WP4 (creating impact) and WP5 (management and coordination).




After an intense kick-off meeting, we enjoyed a very interesting training targeted to partners from metrology institutes. The training, titled "VOC atmpospheric measurements" was given by partners involved in VOC monitoring (IMT (organizer), Empa and DWD). Unfortunately, we ran out of time to attend the part of the training given by KIT.


...and go!

01/06/2020


Everything is ready for the kick-off meeting: a full two-day agenda and tons of excitment!