13 PhD positions in MEMO2 training network on mobile CH4 measurements
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Within the European Training Network MEMO2 ( MEthane goes MObile – MEsurements and MOdelling) we are offering 13 positions for Early Stage Researchers. 

The project aims to identify and evaluate methane emissions, and support mitigation measures in the EU by I) applying advanced mobile methane measurement tools, II) isotopic source characterization at the EU scale, and III) integrating models from the local to the continental scale. MEMO2 will bridge the gap between emission estimates from the existing large-scale monitoring programs and the ‘bottom-up’ estimates of emissions from local sources that are used in the national reporting. The MEMO2 project has more than 20 scientific and non-scientific collaborators from 7 countries. Within MEMO2 we will 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. 

The titles of the individual projects are listed below, for more information about the project and the application procedure, please visit our project website: https://memo2.sites.uu.nl

Within MEMO2, we are offering the following 13 PhD positions in 7 countries:


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)

Integration of mobile measurement data in monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of key CH4 sources in GHG emission reporting across Europe (Utrecht University, Prof. T. Röckmann)

High-resolution modelling of CH4 dispersion (Wageningen University, Prof. M. Krol)


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


Assessing CH4 emission from wetlands and other sources by use of mobile measurements (Lund University, Prof. J. Rinne and Dr. J. Holst)


Characterizing CH4 emissions in urban environments (Paris) (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Dr. F. Vogel)

Atmospheric monitoring of the CH4 emissions at the European scale (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Prof. P. Bousquet and Dr. I. Pison)


Mid-infrared laser spectroscopy for three dimensional CH4 mapping by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (Empa, Prof. L. Emmenegger)

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)