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MEthane goes MObile - MEasurements and MOdelling

Objective

Mitigation of climate change is a key scientific and societal challenge and also a headline target of the EU2020 strategy. Strong reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are necessary to reach the global warming target agreed on at the 2015 United Nations Convention of Parties in Paris. Such emission reductions can only be achieved if sources are properly quantified and mitigation efforts are verified, but there are large discrepancies between official emission inventories and estimates derived from direct measurement of the air.
MEMO2 will contribute to the EU2020 targets with a focus on methane (CH4), the second most important greenhouse gas after CO2 and one of Europe’s most important energy sources. CH4 emissions are a major contributor to Europe's global warming impact, but they are also a good target for climate change mitigation because of a rather short lifetime of 10 years (policy-maker compatible) and several sources offering possibilities of “no-regret” emission reduction (landfills, gas leaks, manure). However CH4 emissions are not well quantified yet.
MEMO2 will bridge the gap between large-scale scientific estimates from in situ monitoring programs and the 'bottom-up' estimates of emissions from local sources that are used in the national reporting. MEMO2 will identify and evaluate CH4 emissions and support mitigation measures by I) developing new and advanced mobile methane measurements tools and networks, isotopic source identification, and modelling at different scales, and II) educating a new generation of “cross–thinking” scientists, which are able to effectively implement novel measurement and modelling tools in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral context.
The 9 beneficiaries and 13 non-academic partners of MEMO2 offer a well–structured intersectoral training programme to equip young researchers with strong scientific and personal competencies, which will enhance their employability as well as European innovation capacity in the future.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56

Participants (8)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (13)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
SHELL INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Address
Carel Van Bylandtlaan 16
2596 HR Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Picarro Sarl
Switzerland
Address
Sous-caran 48
1245 Collonge Bellerive
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Isoprime Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Earl Road Isoprime House
SK86PT Stockport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OONKEY
Netherlands
Address

Goor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Afvalzorg Deponie BV
Netherlands
Address

Assendelft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Viridor Waste Management Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Peninsula House, Rydon Lane
EX2 7HR Exeter
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Avfall Sverige
Sweden
Address
Prostgatan 2
21125 Malmö
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Whiffle Weather Finecasting B.V
Netherlands
Address

Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)