New projects launched to address challenges in energy and environment
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading eight new pan-European projects as part of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR).
The new three-year projects will see NPL addressing challenges from the uptake of hydrogen cars and development of thin-film technologies, to the improvement of air pollution monitoring and assurance of climate data from Earth observation satellites. In addition to the eight NPL-led projects, NPL is a partner in eight further energy and environment projects, as well as four normative projects, which aim to develop measurement methods and techniques required for standardisation.
EMPIR funds collaborative research projects to address grand challenges in areas such as health, industry, energy and environment, and to progress fundamental measurement science throughout Europe and the rest of the world. EMPIR is implemented by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) and jointly funded by the European Union and the participating countries.
The announcement of the new projects coincides with the launch of EURAMET's latest call for potential research projects to improve competiveness and sustainability in industry. Stakeholders from any country are invited to shape this research by identifying challenges, problems or opportunities for potential research topics - the deadline for responses is 20 February 2017.
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