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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).

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
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€ 636 250,00
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (9)

EPSILON INTERNASIONAL ANONYMI ETAIREIA MELETON KAI SYMVOULON (EPSILON INTERNATIONAL SA)
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 337 650,00
Address
Odos Monemvasias 27
15125 Marousi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 177 337,50
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 277 962,50
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
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€ 244 802,50
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FLYBY SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 321 437,50
Address
Via Aurelio Lampredi 45
57121 Livorno

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
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€ 587 118,75
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE
Belgium
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€ 266 087,50
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
VERBERNE KOEN
Netherlands
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€ 103 703,84
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
52IMPACT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 40 796,16
Address
Van Nelleweg 1
3044BC Rotterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00