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Scientists from our partners TU Delft and TNO and various other research institutes will investigate how the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution can best be monitored with atmospheric measurements. The campaign runs until September 9, 2022. The target area is Rotterdam and the port of Rotterdam.

The first measurement will be taken in the Rotterdam region and are coordinated by VU Amsterdam. The center of Rotterdam and the port are important sources of greenhouse gases and air pollution. In addition to measuring instruments at the fixed measuring stations in the region, measuring cars, bicycles equipped with measuring equipment, a trailer and two measuring aircrafts will be used during the campaign to map these sources. TNO uses fixed and mobile measuring points, aircraft and even satellite observations. TU Delft uses mobile radar equipment to map urban emissions.

Even from space, satellite instruments will be watching, such as the Dutch TROPOMI instrument* that focuses on air pollution and the NASA OCO-3 instrument for measuring carbon dioxide. The measurements are used to improve detailed models of urban greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

* started as a PPS grant project via Holland High Tech

Other European Cities

The campaign in Rotterdam does not stand alone, but is part of the European projects RI-Urbans and ICOS Cities. Studies will also be conducted in other European cities, including Paris, Bucharest and Milan, this summer and fall.

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