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International Conference on Metrology for Meteorology and Climate - MMC 2016 in conjuction with WMO TECO 2016 conference   &   Meteorological Technology World Expo 2016 September 26 to 29, Madrid, Spain


An occasion to reciprocally increase knowledge and understanding

During the last years an increasing collaboration has been established between the Metrology and Meteorology communities. EURAMET, the European association of metrology Institutes, is funding several projects aiming at delivering results of valuable impact for the meteorology and climatology science. The key aspect of such projects is the traceability of measurements and uncertainties of measured physical and chemical quantities describing the earth atmosphere. The MMC conference aims to give an opportunity to those two communities to present and discuss needs, methods, expertise and devices for cooperating in producing better data. The invitation is addressed to the metrology, meteorology and climate scientific communities and operators. Starting with the first MMC 2014 in Brdo, Slovenia, this time the MMC 2016 is organized Madrid, Spain, in conjuction with CIMO-TECO conference.


A preliminary program timeline.
  • Mon, 26

    MMC 2016

    Keynote lecturers
    Scientific oral presentations
    Final Program

  • Tue, 27

    MMC 2016 & TECO

    TECO openning
    Metrology sessions
    ENVRIPlus - Meeting

  • Wed, 28

    MMC 2016 & TECO

    Soil moisture workshop
    Visit of the exhibition
    TECO sessions

  • Thu, 29


    METEOMET 2 meeting (at CEM, all day)


The main topics to be addressed by the MMC 2016
  • Traceability and uncertainty
  • Ground based systems
  • Temperature, humidity and pressure sensors
  • Wind speed and direction, solar radiation
  • Quantities of influence and mutual influences
  • Sensors dynamics
  • Upper air measurements
  • Aircraft-based measurements
  • Ocean research: metrological traceability to the SI system for the measurement of the key variables salinity, pH, composition and dissolved oxygen content of sea water
  • Water: water vapour, liquid water, ice, hygrometry, soil moisture
  • Rain and snow gauges
  • Permafrost temperature measurements: instruments, procedures and calibrations
  • Assessment of the historical temperature measurement data with respect to uncertainties on instruments used
  • Thermal metrology for meteorology and climate
  • Chemical metrology for environment and climate
  • Instruments and measurements capabilities, calibration procedures, best practice and regulations


The two committees from participating EMRP projects are responsible for the organization.

Organizing Committee

Andrea Merlone (INRiM)
Carmen Garcia Izquierdo (CEM)
Roger Atkinson (WMO)
Francesca Sanna (IMAMOTER-CNR)
Domen Hudoklin (University of Ljubljana)
Gaber Beges (University of Ljubljana)
Julio González Breña (AEMET)

Scientific Committee

Andrea Merlone, conference chair (INRiM)
Roger Atkinson (WMO)
Annarita Baldan (VSL)
Stephanie Bell (NPL)
Richard Brown (NPL)
Janko Drnovsek (University of Ljubljana)
Volker Ebert (PTB)
Ragne Emardson (SP)
Paola Fisicaro (LNE)
Carmen Garcìa Izquierdo (CEM)
Tom Gardiner (NPL)
Eric Georgin (LNE-CETIAT)
Julian Gröbner (PMOD/WRC)
Yong-Gyoo Kim (KRISS)
Susanne Picard (BIPM)
Yves-Alain Roulet (MeteoSwiss)
Francesca Sanna (IMAMOTER-CNR)
Fernando Sparasci (LNE-CNAM)
Oksana Tarasova (GAW-WMO)
Peter Thorne (Maynooth University)
Victor Venema (Bonn University)
Vito Vitale (ISAC-CNR)


MMC 2016 will be organized at the IFEMA in Madrid. IFEMA is the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid. Its 30-year experience of staging trade fairs has made it the most important of its kind in Spain and one of the leaders in Europe. Its activities centre on the staging of commercial events representative of the different industries and the managing of its space and infrastructure for every type of activity: from trade fairs organised by third parties to conventions, congresses and any type of meeting or event. A detail information on the venue can be obtained at IFEMA website.

Due to the large number of participants MMC 2016 will be held at the "Meeting room - Sala Goya".


Registration is now open.

Please click on the button below to start the online registration.

Registration will close on September 9, 2016.
Online registration

Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an abstract describing their proposed presentations for the conference using the Abstract template . Authors are asked to identify the topic and their preference for an oral or a poster presentation.

Abstracts of proposed papers, not exceeding one page, in English only, should be submitted, using the electronic version of the Submission Form (see link below), not later than June 20, 2016.

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The MMC-2016 Scientific Committee will review the abstracts for relevance and quality and advise the authors of the acceptance of the presentation by July 1st, 2016.

The abstracts will be uploaded on Conference website.
Submit an abstract
Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be limited to a total of 20 minutes, including time reserved for questions (2-3 minutes). Please, check the program for the session of your oral presentation.
Poster Presentations
Posters will be presented in different sessions, so please check the program for the session to which your poster has been assigned. Each poster will be assigned a number in the program to facilitate placement. Posters have to occupy a space no larger than A0 format (84,1 cm width by 118,8 cm height).
Authors who present papers to the conference also have the opportunity to publish their work in the Proceedings of MMC-2016. A selected number of papers will be published as a special issue of “Metrologia”, the peer reviewed international journal from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).

There is a size limit of 3000 words, which corresponds to about 8 to 9 pages in the printed journal. Full papers are due by September 26, 2016, during the conference.


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