The European Union considers the climate change as a key priority for the next decade.
Climate change is a scientific evidence, having significant impacts on health, economy and the environment, causing migrations and conflicts and generating growing concerns. Global warming is responsible of atmospheric and oceans temperature rise, reduction of polar and mountains ice, melting of permafrost, increase of sea level and its acidification, loose of biodiversity.
Mitigating such effects, requires understanding the complexity of the environment through accurate measurements of the many required parameters and variables.
Metrology plays a key role in providing data quality for the multitude of studies, through establishing traceability and comparability, identifying uncertainty and improving instruments and methods of observations.
Metrologists, together with meteorologists and climatologists, achieved and delivered relevant results in improving the monitoring capabilities for the Essential Climate Variables under different conditions and by means of new measurement methods, techniques, standards and reference grade observations. The round table will deal with recent advances achieved through joint projects and common initiatives.