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Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications

Objective

The S-5P, S-4 and S-5 instruments aboard the Copernicus atmospheric Sentinel missions can be exploited to monitor the profile of ozone concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere with unprecedented accuracy and timeliness. As the most important radiatively active gas in the stratosphere and short-lived climate forcer, oxidizing agent and pollutant in the troposphere, ozone shall be vertically retrieved from the surface to the mesosphere. This cannot be done by a single instrument due to the limited capability of remote sounding in an assigned spectral region and observation geometry. It can be achieved by merging information of multiple measurements of the same target.
The AURORA project demonstrates that the synergistic use of geostationary (GEO) and low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite sensor data in different frequency ranges is a viable strategy for full, vertical ozone profiling. A novel approach, based on the assimilation of GEO and LEO fused products by application of an innovative algorithm to S-4 and S-5 synthetic data, is adopted to assess quality of the unique ozone vertical profile obtained in a context simulating the operational environment. The vertical ozone distributions are then used to calculate tropospheric columns and UV surface radiation, thus focusing on lower atmosphere layers.
A technological infrastructure, exploiting virtual machines and cloud data sharing, is created to implement the data processing chain, including a geo-database and web-services for data access. The infrastructure represents a best practice that plays a key role in ensuring wider use of Copernicus Sentinel data for academia and industry. It is the basis for a market analysis of pre-market applications and uptake in commercial communities. Strategic dissemination and exploitation is targeted at both European (academia, CAMS, GEOSS, thanks to existing, strategic contacts) and international level (TEMPO and GEMS, in USA and ASIA, who investigate synergy and data exchange).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data exchange
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/troposphere
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 636 250

Participants (9)

EPSILON INTERNASIONAL ANONYMI ETAIREIA MELETON KAI SYMVOULON (EPSILON INTERNATIONAL SA)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 337 650
Address
Odos Monemvasias 27
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 337,50
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 277 962,50
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 244 802,50
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLYBY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 437,50
Address
Via Aurelio Lampredi 45
57121 Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 587 118,75
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 266 087,50
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
VERBERNE KOEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 103 703,84
Address
Schiedamseweg 78 A 02
3025 AE Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
52IMPACT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 796,16
Address
Van Nelleweg 1
3044BC Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)