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MetClimVOC

Goal: The EMPIR project 'Metrology for climate relevant volatiles organic compounds' (MetClimVOC) aims to improve the quality of reference gas standards for priority oxygenated VOCs, terpenes and halogenated VOCs, highly focusing on the dissemination of the standards to the field. Moreover, the measurement techniques will be validated within the framework of the project to ensure traceable measurements and to provide realistic and complete uncertainty budgets of the measurements.

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#MetClimVOC Workshop on VOC measurements have been announced! This event will bring together stakeholders from research institutions, global monitoring networks and industry to discuss about the latest challenges and efforts related to atmospheric VOC measurements. Check the Preliminary Agenda here-> https://lnkd.in/e7Vhbuwp
If you want to participate, e-mail: maitane.iturrate@metas.ch
You will receive final programme and meeting link as soon as they are defined.
 
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Visit the latest blog post of the project MetClimVOC (http://www.metclimvoc.eu/blog.html) to find out more about the progress done and difficulties we encountered during the last 12 months of project.
# A look back
In our first blog post (http://www.metclimvoc.eu/blog1.html), we gave you some reasons to read our blog. After one year, this is a good moment to look back and check if they are valid or not.
Reason 1: To enhance your scientific knowledge on VOCs relevant in climate research
If during the last year you have read our blog, by now you should have enhanced your knowledge on VOCs, particularly on the following topics:
  • Atmospheric trace gases: VOCs and impact on climate change
  • Halogenated VOCs in the atmosphere: monitoring and traceability
  • Effects of gas surface interactions on VOC monitoring.
Reason 2: To get the last news on the current state-of-the-art on VOC measurements… and beyond!
Our bad, this one maybe it's not valid yet, but we are working on it!!! We are expecting to produce many exciting results during the second half of the project (almost there).
Reason 3: Metrology is cool
Maybe this statement is not fully achieved but it will arrive. For that purpose, we are preparing some exciting videos!
Reason 4: But who the h*** are these people?
You already have met some of us on the blog, in our "about the authors" section", and put voice to some of us on the Training section (http://www.metclimvoc.eu/training.html). Keep reading our posts to meet the rest of us!
Reason 5: Why not?
100 % valid ^^
 
Maricarmen Lecuna
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MetClimVOC's new blog post prepared is about the influence of surface interactions in VOC measurements.
Interactions play an important role in the uncertainty and stability of any monitoring system:
Understanding the dynamic of the interaction phenomena could be helpful to improve the reproducibility of VOC amount of substance fraction measurements.
Quantifying the magnitude of the VOC losses helps complete the uncertainty evaluation of such measurements.
If you want to learn more about this topic, follow the link below!
 
Maricarmen Lecuna
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SAVE THE DATE!! 17/03/21 @ 14:00 - 15:25 CET
Join us at the Virtual training session on metrology of VOC atmospheric measurements in the framework of MetClimVOC project. Learn more about these topics from our speakers, who have several years (even decades!) of experience.
HOW TO JOIN? Send an e-mail to celine.pascale@metas.ch or maitane.iturrate@metas.ch to get a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting!
 
Maricarmen Lecuna
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Have you checked MetClimVOC last blog post!?
Stefan Reimann and Martin K. Vollmer (EMPA) have wrote an interesting article about the importance of ensuring quality measurements of halogenated VOCs at trace level. To better illustrate this point, the current traceability chain followed by the global networks AGAGE and NOAA-HATS are described.
Discover how EMPA and MetClimVOC partners are collaborating to improve the monitoring of HCFCs, HFCs, HFOs and chlorinated VOCs in the atmosphere.
Check our blog!
 
Maricarmen Lecuna
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MetClimVOC last blog post prepared by Annarita Baldan (VSL), Rainer Steinbrecher (KIT) and Thérèse Salameh (IMT) is available! The article aims to explore the importance and extent of current VOC monitoring efforts and present the last VOCs priority list as updated by MetClimVOC (Deliverable 1). Check it out in our official blog-> http://www.metclimvoc.eu/blog.html
 
Maricarmen Lecuna
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MetclimVOC official website and blog is up and running!
 
Maricarmen Lecuna
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The EMPIR project 'Metrology for climate relevant volatiles organic compounds' (MetClimVOC) aims to improve the quality of reference gas standards for priority oxygenated VOCs, terpenes and halogenated VOCs, highly focusing on the dissemination of the standards to the field. Moreover, the measurement techniques will be validated within the framework of the project to ensure traceable measurements and to provide realistic and complete uncertainty budgets of the measurements.