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Consortium Members


PTB is the German National Metrology Institute, with four groups specialising in key field of both thermometry and spectroscopy. PTB is also partnering the EURAMET project 1459 “Air temperature metrology” ATM, and e.g., member of CCT, TCT, CCQM GAWG, TC-MC SCGA. PTB will coordinate the project  and participate in all work packages


CEM is the Spanish National Metrology Institute. CEM has been involved in several projects concerned with gas temperature measurements, like EMRP project SIB10 Noted, and the EURAMET ATM project. CEM has a strong experience in calibrating thermometers used in air temperature measurements, with a wide knowledge about the different temperature sensors. CEM is a member of the CIMP/CCT and plays an important role in EURAMET /TCT. CEM will participate in WP3 and WP5 and lead WP4.


DFM is the Danish national metrology institute and has 25+ years of experience in quantitative optical spectroscopy of molecules, including custom-made fitting procedures. DFM will apply this expertise in WP2 for further development of the DBT and 2LT techniques for application over wider temperature and pressure ranges. DFM will particularly focus on CO2 and CO measurements for spectroscopic gas temperature measurements.


JV is the Norwegian National Metrology Institute. JV has wide experience in contact thermometry and is currently involved in the EURAMET ATM project and will provide in-depth experience from classical thermometry. JV will lead WP3 and participate in WP1, WP2, WP4 and WP5.



TUBITAK UME is the Turkish National Metrology Institute. TUBITAK will contribute to WP1 by integrating the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer with a gas cell and optical frequency combs. TUBITAK will lead WP2. With experience in the calibration of air thermometers and participation in the EURAMET ATM project, TUBITAK UME will apply its expertise in the tasks of WP3.


VTT is the Finish National Metrology Institute and is the largest multidisciplinary research centre in northern Europe. The Optical Spectroscopy team has experience in developing gas sensing instruments based on laser spectroscopy. The team uses cavity-enhanced spectroscopy e.g. for carbon dioxide isotopes measurements. The Process Metrology team will contribute to this project and provide their expertise in traceable temperature and pressure measurements. VTT will participate in all work packages


DLR is the Aerospace Research Center of the Federal Republic of Germany. The DLR spectroscopy laboratory has more than 30 years of experience on generation of high accuracy FTIR spectroscopic data of atmospheric trace gases. During this time period the infrastructure, analysis tools, and experience have steadily grown along with the requirements from the satellite remote sensing community. DLR is among the most recognized laboratories worldwide. DLR will participate in WP1, WP2, WP4, and WP5.


Iberoptics is Iberoptics Sistemas Ópticos S.L.U.and is an SME in Spain. It has a special incidence in the sectors of imaging and photonics, with projection to research and industry in a wide range of applications such as defence, biomedical research, agriculture, food technology and so on. Since its foundation in 2008 the company has been consolidating a strong R&D base thanks to the long-term partnerships with top manufacturers worldwide and to the active participation in scientific and engineering projects. Iberoptics will participate in WP3, WP4 and WP5.


RUG is the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. RUG uses state-of-the-art highly accurate ab initio electronic structure methods to predict various properties of atoms, ions and molecules, like fine structure constants, electron-to-proton mass ratio, electronic spectra, transition dipole moments, electron affinities and ionization potentials. RUG will contribute to the project providing highly accurate calculations of the line parameters of CO2 and CO. RUG will lead WP1 and participate in WP4 and WP5.


SUN is the Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” of Caserta in Italy. SUN has experience in a wide variety of topics related to laser spectroscopy such as precision measurements in molecular systems; fundamental metrology; development of Doppler broadening gas thermometry; collisional effects and spectral line shape studies; highly accurate determination of spectroscopic parameters of greenhouse gases; trace-gas measurements by means of frequency stabilized cavity ring-down spectroscopy and ultra-sensitive cavityenhanced spectroscopy. SUN will participate in all work packages.


UCM is the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. UCM has 40 years experiences in experimental developments in optical fibre circuitry, high control of polarization states, and use of DOEs, axicons and Fresnel optics components, as well as Fabry-Perot interferometry, high refractometry, applied metrology and optical fibre sensors. UCM collaborated with CEM on the EMPIR 18SIB04, “Quantum Pascal” project. UCM will participate in WP3, WP4 and WP5.



UH is the University of Helsinki in Finland. UH has developed methodology and instrumentation for highresolution molecular spectroscopy and has broad experience of various forms of frequency comb spectroscopy, including dual-comb spectrosocopy and CA-CRDS. The existing infrastructure of UH is well suited for accurate measurements of line centres, intensities and shapes in the NIR and MIR regions. UH will focus on NIR O2 spectroscopy. The UH team was partner in the EMRP project ENV06 EUMETRISPEC contributing to high accuracy line parameter measurements. UH will participate in all work packages.



UMK is the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. UMK has in-depth experience in high-accuracy measurements of molecular line parameters (line shapes, line positions and intensities) using comb-assisted frequency-stabilized cavity ring-down spectroscopy (FS-CRDS) and cavity mode dispersion spectroscopy (CMDS) as well as Fourier-transform direct frequency comb spectroscopy (FT-DFCS), which has a unique, negligible instrumental function. UMK operates FS-CRDS/CMDS and FT-DFCS setups to measure CO2 and CO spectra with ultra-high accuracy. UMK will participate in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP5.


UCL is the University College London in the United Kingdom. UCL contributes experts in analysis of complicated experimental spectra, development of ab initio methods, PES optimisation by fitting to observed vibration-rotation energy levels. UCL will contribute to the project providing beyond state-of-the-art calculations of CO2, CO and O2 line parameters in collaboration with RUG. UCL will participate in WP1, WP4 and WP5. UCL is an associated partner associated to PTB.