The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) was established in 1854 and is the Dutch national institute for weather, climate research, and seismology. It disseminates weather information to the public at large, the government, aviation, and the shipping industry in the interest of safety, the economy, and a sustainable environment. To gain insight into long-term developments, KNMI conducts research on climate change. As a scientific institute KNMI contributes to the international climate research and contributes to the process and reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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- R&D Satellite Observations at KNMI
The R&D Satellite Observations department at KNMI contributes to research and monitoring of the Earth system by utilizing satellites as well as models. Its research activities focus on the quality and availability of satellite observation of essential atmospheric quantities, for climate research, air quality, and stratospheric ozone. The satellite activities of the department encompass the entire chain from collecting user requirements, developing and generating the required satellite data products, calibration, validation, and assimilation of the data, as well as delivering products to the users. The R&D Satellite Observations group has long-standing experience and expertise based on missions like GOME, SCIAMACHY, OMI and GOME-2. The group hosts both the OMI Principal Investigator (Prof. P.F. Levelt) as well as the TROPOMI Principal Investigator (J.P. Veefkind). The R&D Satellite Observations group is experienced in leading large ESA, EU and NSO projects. KNMI is leading the national project for TROPOMI science.
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