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Autonomous Multi-Format In-Situ Observation Platform for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane Monitoring in Permafrost & Wetlands

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€3 062 163
EU Contribution
€2 644 357
Project Acronym
MISO
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Transport policies
Digitalisation

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

To effectively assess and manage climate change, it is important that countries and industries accurately monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Current observatories tend to collect and assess large-scale data on GHG concentrations, while short-term and small-scale data are overlooked. Existing means of collecting GHG data in remote areas are also costly and insufficient. The EU-funded MISO project seeks to establish a stationary observatory that will be able to accurately detect and gauge CO2 and methane concentrations in remote permafrost and wetland areas with improved nondispersive infrared GHG sensors. The weather-resilient observatory will operate independently with the help of drones and transmit data using cloud-based technology.

Objectives

Climate warming is driven by increased concentrations of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) e.g., CO2 and CH4, in the atmosphere. Existing observatories are able to capture GHG information for large-scale global assessments, but short-term natural variability and climate-driven changes in atmospheric CO2 and CH4 remain less known. There is also currently a lack of sufficiently precise, autonomous, and cost-efficient GHG sensors for GHG monitoring at sufficient spatial scale, and in hard-to-reach areas.
MISO will develop and demonstrate an autonomous in-situ observation platform for use in hard to reach areas (Arctic, wetlands), for detecting and quantifying carbon dioxide and methane gasses, using a combination of stationary and mobile (drone) solutions and requiring minimum on-site intervention when deployed.

Methodology

To achieve this objective, MISO will improve detection limit and accuracy of a NDIR GHG sensor, which will then be used in three observing platforms (a static tower, a static chamber and a UAV-mounted sensor) operated with the help of a central base unit. All elements will be designed for operation in harsh environments and with minimum human intervention. The static observatories will be powered by a unique geothermal device. Communication between the three observatories and a data cloud will use a combination of P2P, G4/G5/LTE, LORAWAN and wifi technologies. The specifications of the platform will be co-developed with stakeholders from academia, monitoring and measurement systems, industry and policy. A clear DCE strategy and focus on short-term impact management and medium and long-term commercialization will target several user groups including industries and representatives of main monitoring systems and infrastructures (e.g., ICOS). This will support innovative governance models and science-based policy design, implementation and monitoring. Sustainability performance and competitiveness in the domains covered by HE Cluster 6 will be enhanced.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.6 - Food, Bioeconomy Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
HORIZON.2.6.1 - Environmental Observation
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-07 New technologies for acquiring in-situ observation datasets to address climate change effects

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Address
INSTITUTTVEIEN 18, 2027 KJELLER, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€873 750
Partner Organisations
Organisation
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
HANSINE HANSENS VEG 14, 9019 TROMSO, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€324 000
Organisation
AZUR DRONES
Address
2 rue Vert Castel, 33700 Mérignac, France
EU Contribution
€407 662
Organisation
Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum Fur Polar- Und Meeresforschung
Address
AM HANDELSHAFEN 12, 27570 BREMERHAVEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€328 287
Organisation
Senseair Ab
Address
PO BOX 96, 820 60 DELSBO, Sweden
EU Contribution
€315 565
Organisation
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7, 00185 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€143 750
Organisation
TEGNOLOGY APS
Address
MASKINVEJ 5, 2860 SOEBORG, Denmark
EU Contribution
€251 343

Technologies

Technology Theme
Condition monitoring
Technology
Sensor condition monitoring system
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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