• Moving from estimating to measuring the emissions generated by our cities

    Our ambition is to make France the first country in the world to measure its CO2 emissions.

  • Find out more ?

    Discover Origins' ambition by downloading our white paper.

  • How does it work ?

    The measurement of greenhouse gas emissions is only possible through the combination of three types of data: measured GHG concentration data, activity data and atmospheric data. MétéoCarbone® uses a scientific chain combining :

    • An innovative network for measuring CO2 in urban areas,

    • An atmospheric model,

    • State-of-the-art data assimilation algorithms.

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    Physical measurement of GHG concentrations

    We measure the concentration of CO2 continuously through measuring stations. The concentration data is updated every hour and directly transmitted to the system.

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    Automation of data processing

    Our algorithms automatically generate an emissions inventory for the entire French territory, based on millions of freely available data.

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    Atmospheric modelling

    We use meteorological modelling methods to reconstruct the spatio-temporal distribution of emissions. This allows us to significantly reduce the uncertainty of our results.

  • Our network of measurement stations

    Since July 2020, the Origins measuring stations have been monitoring CO2 emissions in real time. They complete the scientific network of the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE).

  • They already joined the network

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