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[Met-jobs] PhD student positions - methane measurements and modelling - MEMO2

From "Rebecca Fisher" <>
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Date Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:58:17 +0100

Please could you pass this on to students who may be interested in carrying out a PhD in Europe on greenhouse gas measurement and/or modelling:

Open PhD positions in the H2020 EU ITN-ETN project MEMO2: MEthane goes MObile: MEasurements and MOdelling

MEMO2 is a European Training Network Project with more than 20 collaborators from 7 countries. Within the project we will identify and evaluate methane emissions and support mitigation measures by I) developing new and advanced mobile methane measurements tools and networks, II) isotopic source identification, and III) modelling at different scales. MEMO2 will bridge the gap between large-scale scientific estimates from in situ monitoring programs and the ‘bottom-up’ estimates of emissions from local sources that are used in the national reporting.

The project aims to educate a new generation of “cross–thinking” scientists, which are able to effectively implement novel measurement and modelling tools in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral context.

For more information about the projects and the application procedure, please visit the project website:

Within MEMO2, we are offering the following PhD positions:


Monitoring the CH4 emissions from different source in Germany (University of Heidelberg, Dr. M. Schmidt)

The Netherlands:

Quantifying CH4 emissions using measurements on cars and UAVs in the Netherlands (University of Groningen, Dr. H. Chen and Prof. W. Peters)

Isotopic characterization of CH4 source categories across Europe (Utrecht University, Prof. T. Röckmann)


Validating CH4 inventories over intense mining area, natural and anthropogenic emissions ((AGH University of Science and Technology, Dr. J. Necki)


Inverse modelling of CH4 and its isotopic composition at European and point source scales (Empa, Dr. D. Brunner)

United Kingdom:

CH4 from waste: constraints on captured and fugitive emissions from isotopic analysis (Royal Holloway University of London, Dr. D. Lowry, Dr. R. Fisher, Prof. E. Nisbet)

The isotopic signature of urban CH4 emissions (Royal Holloway University of London, Dr. D. Lowry, Dr. R. Fisher, Prof. E. Nisbet)

Kind regards from the MEMO2 consortium
Dr Rebecca Fisher
Isotope Geochemistry Research Officer
Greenhouse Gas Laboratory
Department of Earth Sciences
Royal Holloway University of London
TW20 0EX
United Kingdom

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