Curious about ozone-depleting substances? Visit our third blog post to learn more about halogenated VOCs, their monitoring and the traceability of the measurements!
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.
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.
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.
The project Stakeholder Committee (SC) is now formed. Visit this section to know more about the fourteen members.
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.
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.
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.
Everything is ready for the kick-off meeting: a full two-day agenda and tons of excitment!