News timeline

Visit of Bondeno test field site

On 23 February 2024 the SoMMet partners visited the Bondeno test field site.

Read more

M18 progress meeting

On 21 and 22 February 2024 the M18 progress meeting was held at University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy.

Read more

Neutron beamtime in PTB

The commercial CRNS sensors (designed to measure natural neutron radiation in the environment) were irradiated with "artificial" well-defined neutrons in the PTB Ion Accelerator Facility (PIAF).

Read more

Online: Meeting with soil moisture experts

On 27 June and 30 June 2023 (two half-days) the SoMMet partners met with experts dealing with soil moisture measurements on different scales, such as soil scientists, hydrologists, meteorologists and experts working on retrieving soil moisture data products from satellite missions. The needs for metrology were discussed, and the discussions' outcome was used to feedback into the project objectives.

Technical visit at CNR

On 16 June 2023 a technical visit of SoMMet partners took place. The partner from University of Potsdam, Germany (UP DE) visited the outdoor facilities of the partner CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) in Apulia Region of Italy. An information exchange and joint hands-on exercises on soil moisture sensors installation, data treatment and data interpretation were carried out.

Online: M9 progress meeting

On 7 June and 26 June 2023 the M9 progress meeting of SoMMet was held online (two half-days). The partners reviewed the progress achieved until Month 9 since the project start, and discussed and planned activities for the coming 6 months.

CRNS sensor installation at Apulian Tavoliere site

On 4 April 2023 the CRNS sensor W-PIE (as in Wedding PIE), developed by the project partner PoliMi (Politecnico di Milano) was installed at the test field site Apulian Tavoliere operated by the partner CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).

Read more

Online: Mutual training and meeting with Stakeholders

On 21 February 2022 the SoMMet meeting was held online, to perform a mutual training between metrology and non-metrology experts. The fundamental principles of metrology were presented, and also the open problems of soil moisture measurement and monitoring were discussed, highlighting the needs for metrology.  The meeting was open to other experts from the stakeholders' communities outside of the SoMMet Consortium. Altogether about 65 persons took part in this event.

Online: Meeting on impact

On 12 January 2023 the SoMMet meeting was held online, dedicated to Work Package 5 "Creating impact". All project partners discussed the activities focused on disseminating and communicating the project's results, as well as the plans for maximising the project's impact.

Visit of Marquardt test field site

On 13 October 2022 the SoMMet partners visited the Marqaurdt test field site.

Read more

Kick-off meeting

On 11 and 12 October 2022 the Kick-off meeting of SoMMet was held in PTB, Braunschweig, Germany.

Read more

Project started!

On 1 October 2022 the project 21GRD08 SoMMet has officially started.

Read more