EGU General Assembly 2020
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MEMO2: MEthane goes MObile – MEasurements and Modelling

Sylvia Walter1, Thomas Röckmann, and the MEMO2 team*
Sylvia Walter and Thomas Röckmann and the MEMO2 team
  • 1Utrecht University, IMAU, Utrecht, Netherlands (
  • *A full list of authors appears at the end of the abstract

Reaching the targets of the Paris Agreement requires massive reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. CH4emissions are a major contributor to Europe’s global warming impact and emissions are not well quantified yet. There are significant discrepancies between official inventories of emissions and estimates derived from direct atmospheric measurement. Effective emission reduction can only be achieved if sources are properly quantified, and mitigation efforts are verified. New advanced combinations of measurement and modelling are needed to archive such quantification.

MEMO2is a European Training Network with more than 20 collaborators from 7 countries. It is a 4-years project and will contribute to the targets of the EU with a focus on methane (CH4). The project will bridge the gap between large-scale scientific estimates from in situmonitoring programs and the ‘bottom-up’ estimates of emissions from local sources that are used in the national reporting by I) developing new and advanced mobile methane (CH4) measurements tools and networks, II) isotopic source identification, and III) modelling at different scales. Within the project qualified scientists will be educated in the use and implementation of interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques that are essential to meet and verify emission reduction goals. MEMO2facilitates intensive collaboration between the largely academic greenhouse gas monitoring community and non-academic partners who are responsible for evaluating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions to policy makers.

We will present the project, its objectives and the results so far to foster collaboration and scientific exchange.

MEMO2 team:

Bakkaloglu, S., Bange, H.W., Bousquet, P., Brennan, K., Broquet, G., Brunner, D., Chen, H., Defratyka, S., Delre, A., Denier van der Gon, H., Emmenegger, L., Fernandez, J., Fisher, R., France, J., Hensen, A., Hirst, B., Hofmann, M., Holst, J., Korbeń, P., Krol, M. Łakomiec, P., Lowry, D., Maazallahi, H., Menoud, M., Morales, R., Necki, J., Nisbet, E., Oonk, H., Paris, J.-D., Pison, I., Ravelid, J., Raznjevic, A., Rinne, J., Robinson, R., Sarno, A., Saunois, M., Scheutz, C., Stanisavljevic, M., Szenasi, B., van den Bulk, W., van Heerwaarden, C., Velzeboer, I., Vinkovic, K., Vogel, F., Winkler, R., Wolkowicz, W., Yver-Kwok, C.

How to cite: Walter, S. and Röckmann, T. and the MEMO2 team: MEMO2: MEthane goes MObile – MEasurements and Modelling, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-6760,, 2020


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