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5 June 2019
143 countries take part in World Environment Day, an environmental awareness day run by the United Nations. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues.
This year the theme is air pollution, with many people dying each year from its effects on the human body. As stated on the United Nations World Environment Day website ‘World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.’
EURAMET is proud to support joint research projects, through the European Metrology Research Programmes, EMRP and EMPIR, that develop measurement capabilities and provide input to international standards across many scientific and technical areas. Projects contributing towards improvements in air quality include:
Projects scheduled to start imminently:
- Measurements for mitigating adverse health effects from atmospheric particulate pollutants (18HLT02, AeroTox)
- Determining new uncertainty requirements for increasingly stringent legislative HCl industrial emission limits (18NRM04, Heroes)
Currently running projects:
- Metrology for air pollutant emissions (16ENV08, IMPRESS 2)
- Aerosol metrology for atmospheric science and air quality (16ENV08, AEROMET)
- Metrology for chemical pollutants in air (ENV01, MACPoll)
- Emerging requirements for measuring pollutants from automotive exhaust emissions (ENV02, PartEmission)
- Spectral reference data for atmospheric monitoring (ENV06, EUMETRISPEC)
- Traceability for mercury measurements (ENV51, MeTra)
- Metrology for high impact greenhouse gases (ENV52, HIGHGAS)
- Metrology for VOC indicators in air pollution and climate change (ENV56, KEY-VOCs)
- Metrology to underpin future regulation of industrial emissions (ENV60, IMPRESS)
EMPIR projects are co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.
EMRP joint research projects are part of EURAMET’s European Metrology Research Programme. The EMRP is jointly funded by the EMRP participating countries within EURAMET and the European Union.
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