Government puts £61m into Europe’s biggest flying lab: The government has reported a new £61 million investment toward a plane believed to be Europe’s largest flying laboratory for climate change.
The backing intends to support UK scientists to carry on conducting environmental research missions at altitudes of up to 10 kilometres to gather data on emission & pollution levels from remote locations all over the world.
The laboratory is constructed to assist researchers comprehend severe weather events, the effect of biomass burning & the causes responsible for rising methane in the Arctic. It will further be used to observe volcanic gases for evidence of a potential eruption.
The jet, which is located out of at Cranfield University and Airport, Bedfordshire, is regulated through the National Centre for Atmospheric Science & owned by UK Research and Innovation.
Science Minister Amanda Solloway stated: “Facilities like the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements Airborne Laboratory help ensure the UK remains at the forefront of tackling the most enduring threat to our planet while also supporting our innovative and brilliant scientific community.”
Government puts £61m into Europe’s biggest flying lab