The Climate Monitoring Project

This is the project that I wrote after Richard Branson announced his prize.

I have had it acknowledged from Virgin Management and it has been rejected for funding by DEFRA. But they were looking into ‘market mechanisms’ and had only money for one of the 10 bids that they received…

It was supposed to become reality at the London Metropolitan University but…

First Steps towards a Commercially Viable Design

which will result in the Efficient Removal of Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases


As a collaborative initiative, this proposal sets out the context for key academic partners and two innovative small enterprises. The analytical framework is provided by ‘3dM Complex Intelligence’. The software is developed by DSL, a business and technology consultancy in the City of London. It is based on the concepts and designs by Sabine K McNeill, former employee of CERN and founder of 3D Metrics.

Comparable to Excel in its generic approach to solving ‘any’ problem, 3dM Complex Intelligence offers new methods for visualizing ‘any’ complex data over short, medium and long timeframes. Climate related earth data is thus one of many possible applications.

‘3dM Climate Modelling’ is the result of further conceptual developments that combine mathematical methods with metrological principles and photonic processes – again over different time scales and in nano-, micro- or macro- areas of investigation.

Stage I: Taking Stock by Analysing Critical Pollution Parameters

Initially, the Climate Monitoring Project comprises

  • intelligent sensors for data capturing in strategic regions
  • earth data analysis with 3dM Complex Intelligence
  • atmospheric data modelling for ‘ideal’ 3dM values and conditions
  • and on-line interpretation by multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers through the provision of web services.

It is believed that strategic data gathering with intelligent sensors in combination with innovative analysis and modelling techniques, as well as on-line interpretation would be the most comprehensive stock taking and monitoring mechanism hitherto available.

The 3dM approach to data analysis and modelling is unique in its independence of scale and of application. Using it strategically means beginning with those climate regions that Prof Schellnhuber has identified as tipping points of the earth system. The outcome would be

  • pollution critical parameters for regions with ‘tipping point characteristics’

· their values in theoretically ideal conditions

· and their limits for sustainable values.

Stage II: Cleaning Up our Act with Greenhouse Gas Adsorption

Just as London could be freed from smog, so do critical regions on earth and in its atmosphere requiring freeing from accumulating greenhouse gases. Therefore cities need to be analysed next for their particular combination of critical parameters with their sustainable boundaries.

As soon as the 3D metricsof major pollution processes are known more specifically and objectively, the next stage is the installation of ‘adsorption stations’. These stations are being designed by the same company in the former DDR that has developed intelligent gas sensors and filter systems. This combination of software development for sensors and adsorption stations is efficient, effective and scalable.