Piotr Korben – Is Paris a romantic city or a city of methane?
What is your first thought about this question? Is it a serious question? Is it a joke? Is it somehow connected with science? How? All these questions are correct and quite understandable. Let me show you some explanations. When we think about methane, probably we think about cows and coal mines, aaaaaaand this is correct,…Read more
Interested about the ROMEO part of MEMO2? Follow our blogs about it! We will show you how we organise and execute our measurements of methane in Romania to get a better idea of emissions from the oil and gas sector there. ROMEO – or MEMO2 goes East ROMEO – get started! ROMEO – City campaign…Read more
Katarina Vinkovic – Are the cow farts real threat?
After grabbing your attention with a catchy title, first, let’s make some facts clear. Some people still link the word “methane” to cow farts. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you. Actually, cow burps are much more problematic. You must be wondering why is that so, right? Cows are ruminants like sheep, goats, and buffalo. Ruminants…Read more
Aren´t that amazing numbers?
Last week we presented MEMO2 at the EGU 2019, together with more than 16.000 scientists presenting their research. 113 countries participated! 5.531 oral, 9.432 poster, and 1.287 PICO presentations. 683 unique scientific sessions together with 87 short courses and 338 side events. And we were right in the middle! As last year it was a very…Read more
Imagine the difficult and the impossible!
Let’s play: During our 2nd MEMO2 school about “Methane and society” in France, the exercise for our students was to figure parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In real life, the parties to the convention meet annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change. A huge breakthrough was made some years…Read more
Hossein Maazallahi – My collaboration with TNO
Fundamentally, I’ve been in contact with the Utrecht University (UU) and Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) since the first interview before getting admission to the MEMO2when I was in Iran, and my supervisors were in Chile (Dr. Hugo Denier van der Gon; TNO) and the Netherlands (Prof. Thomas Röckmann; UU). Basically, I spend…Read more
Julianne Fernandez – The isotopic signature of urban methane emissions
During October 2018, I traveled to the Netherlands for a secondment with the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) group at Utrecht University. My PhD research revolves around urban methane (CH4) emissions, which consists of a plethora of mobile survey measurements and never ending hours of laboratory measurements. Therefore, the first part of…Read more
Malika Menoud – Secondment at Royal Holloway University of London
Let’s start! – June 18th I’ve arrived safe at King’s cross train station. It still takes more that 1 hour to reach Egham, where are the University campus and the house I’ll stay in. The secondment will be of 4 weeks. RHUL campus. This bright orange brick building is the founder’s building. It was built…Read more
Semra Bakkaloglu – What an adventurous secondment!
I am not going to tell about the love story, but this might be a blog for the broken-hearted. Please be ready to read about the worst time I have ever had. The story began with losing my Biometric Residence Permit – which lets me live in UK – during the ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation…Read more
Patryk Lakomiec – Swedish air goes Britain
Main topic of my Phd is assessing CH4 emissions from Swedish wetlands. I’m doing my Phd at Lund University, Sweden. During my studies I have to visit two academic partners and one non-academic. My first visit was in Royal Holloway, University of London. I was there from 19th November to 30th November 2018. During this secondment I…Read more