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Demonstration Network Of ground-based Remote Sensing Observations in support of the GMES Atmospheric Service

Objective

The principal objective of the NORS project is to improve the quality and validation of the products delivered by the GMES Atmospheric Service (GAS), using independent groundbased remote sensing data from the international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC). NDACC is a cross-border research network with a strong European contribution, providing high-quality reference observational data for understanding the physical / chemical state of the stratosphere and troposphere, and for assessing the impact of atmospheric composition changes on climate. NORS focuses on a selection of NDACC data that have high priority in the different domains of GAS, namely ’ozone and UV’, ‘air quality’ and ‘climate’. The research planned in NORS aims at tailoring these NDACC products to the needs of GAS. It includes a full characterisation of the products and an evaluation of the consistency between the ground-based data and the satellite data assimilated in the GAS production chain. As ground-based remote sensing data form the ideal link between in situ surface concentration and satellite column data, NORS will investigate how integrated tropospheric products and integrated ozone products can be developed.
The project will demonstrate operational rapid delivery of NDACC data to GAS, including a comprehensive set of metadata and a user guide. It will also develop and implement a web-based server for providing consistent validation reports of the GAS products using the NORS data products, on an operational basis. In support of the re-analyses planned in GAS, NORS will deliver time-series of ground-based data back to 2003.
The achievements of NORS will be made available to NDACC as a whole and especially to candidate NDACC stations filling gaps outside Western Europe. The project will be performed in close collaboration with relevant projects in the context of GAS, and it will liaise with NDACC, the European Environmental Agency, and major GMES/GEOSS actors.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 384 000
Administrative Contact
Michael Middernacht (Mr.)

Participants (10)

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 114 000
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Buchmann (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Paz Blanco-Temprano (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 114 000
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Niklaus Kämpfer (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 372 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julie Zittel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 000
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anke Werner
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 114 000
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Müller (Dr.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 49 999,50
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Udo Frieß (Dr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sander Niemeijer (Mr.)