Monitoring and Instrumentation Technology Dept.

The measurement of different components of in the atmosphere provides the basis for much of the research and management in which NILU is involved. The Department of Monitoring and Instrumentation Technology (MIT) is responsible for the operations of field measurements made by NILU and for all sampling equipment and instrumentation that are used in the field. This includes calibration and maintenance of instruments and samplers.
In addition, we are responsible for data collection and the quality control of measurement data. The department is responsible for the operation of NILU’s four observatories, located in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard, Troll in Antarctica, Birkenes in southern Norway and Andøya in northern Norway.

MIT has a great deal of expertise in quality-controlled operations of monitoring stations and monitoring equipment. This implies that we also participate in projects that involve building competence in countries that need help in conducting air quality measurements. We also create quality assurance systems for the management of air quality monitoring.

NILU is theNational Reference Laboratory for air quality, and this work is conducted under MIT.
NILU via MIT is accredited in accordance with EN ISO/IEC17025, with accreditation number TEST 008, for field measurements.


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Department Director

Kjersti K. Tørnkvist

Kjersti K. Tørnkvist

Telephone: +47 63 89 81 77
Mobile: +47 951 79 484