A key staff member has recently left VSL and due to this we are not able to calibrate humidity instruments until the second quarter of 2020. A new staff member is currently being trained in this area.
At the end of 2018, the VSL Temperature and Humidity laboratories were moved to different locations within the Metrology Tower building. Unfortunately, due to unexpected laboratory conditions, the opening of the Temperature laboratory got delayed.
Preceding the 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2019) (8 – 13 September 2019, Krakow, Poland) VSL and partners host an expert workshop “Comparability of mercury measurements in air” (Sunday 7 September 2019 13:00 – 15:30).
To obtain trace level concentrations for reactive components, the preparation of dynamic gaseous reference materials becomes more and more important.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a group of organic chemicals that have low boiling points and high vapor pressures at ambient conditions.
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is the air pollutant which has the greatest impact on human health and wellbeing. A major source of NO2 in cities comes from automotive exhausts. These exhaust gases contain NOx, which refers to mainly NO and NO2.
Following the recent decision, taken by measurement scientists from around the world, to redefine the International System of Measurement (SI) units, on the 20th of each month we will be looking at one of the seven SI base units.
The International Metrology Congress will be back from 24 to 26 September 2019 in Paris (France), in partnership with the Measurement World Show. This unique event is a launchpad for innovation, and a sharing platform for technical partners, industry, research centers and start-ups.
The journal of Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT) recently published 4 articles on the research results of VSL together with other partners. AMT is an open access, scientific journal publishing recent advances in remote sensing and measurement techniques for the Earth's atmosphere.
Last week, VSL and CGI have connected together with Eurofiber and OPNT a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) lab in Brussels with the UTC lab of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk in order to compare atomic clocks.