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.
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.
We measure the concentration of CO2 continuously through measuring stations. The concentration data is updated every hour and directly transmitted to the system.
Automation of data processing
Our algorithms automatically generate an emissions inventory for the entire French territory, based on millions of freely available data.
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).
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