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International Metrology Congress: 24 – 26 September 2019, Paris, France
Keynote talk at CIM 2019
Emma Woolliams, Chair of the European Metrology Network for Climate and Ocean Observation will give the keynote talk at the Sustainable Environment session of the International Metrology Congress (CIM 2019). The talk entitled ‘The European metrology network for climate and ocean observation’ will be given on the morning of the first day of the conference, Tuesday 24 September.
“My presentation will describe the important role metrology can provide in giving consistency and long-term stability to climate and ocean data records, and will also outline how our network aims to coordinate metrological research to extend this support,” says Emma, “I’m looking forward to meeting a wide range of experts at this broad conference and I’m hoping to learn about new environmental applications of metrology.”
EMN for Climate and Ocean Observation
Understanding the magnitude, timescale and impact of climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and requires worldwide collaboration.
The Global Climate Observing System has defined a set of more than 50 Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) – physical, chemical, and biological variables that characterise Earth’s climate – each with challenging measurement accuracy targets, to enable the global, multi-decadal observation of small climate trends. Measurement science can provide expertise for accurately and reliably monitoring the ECVs over the long timescales needed to be able to detect and understand climate trends.
The Global Ocean Observing System has similarly defined Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) – including both the GCOS oceanic ECVs and additional EOVs that support the economic and social applications of the ocean system.
The European Metrology Network (EMN) for Climate and Ocean Observation supports the integration of measurement science with climate and ocean observation research in three environmental themes: atmosphere, ocean, and land and earth.
By promoting collaboration and cooperation across Europe in a wide-range of scientific fields, the EMN for Climate and Ocean Observation will help to ensure that Europe meets its environmental targets and stays at the forefront of international action on climate change. It will establish a collaborative network of climate and ocean observing metrology expertise, encompassing all technical domains, as a single focal point.
CIM 2019 conference
The 19th International Metrology Congress is a unique crossroads between R&D and industrial applications. It covers a majority of fields including mechanics, health and biology, agro-food industry, environment, energy, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The congress deals with R&D and best practices for measurement and metrology in industry through the following approaches: a diversified conference programme and round tables sessions, an exhibition showcasing innovations and solutions, industrial site visits and demonstrations, professional networking opportunities during social events
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