H2020 AURORA – Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications

H2020 AURORA – Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications

Resolvo supports the management team of AURORA, a space research project funded by H2020 (H2020-EO-2-2015 – Stimulating wider research use of Copernicus Sentinel Data).

The project will be launched on 1 February 2016, with a 36 month duration.

AURORA’s overall objective is to use the different tools of the Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 missions of the Copernicus programme to monitor the profile of ozone in the atmosphere with unprecedented accuracy. In particular, it covers the lower layers of the atmosphere over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, where ozone action acts as a pollutant and as a greenhouse gas.

The project will use innovative methods to combine the information measured by the various tools, short-term forecasting models, a web-GIS that will allow access to data and a database with state of the art techniques for big-data management. This combination will stimulate development of innovative downstream applications with high commercial potential.

The project will develop two examples of commercial applications in the field of preventive health care, based on near real time monitoring and on short-term forecasts of ozone pollution. The first deals with ozone pollution in the lower troposphere and in the boundary layer and the second with dosimetry of UV radiation.

Resolvo supports the project coordinator, CNR IFAC, in project management and communication. Activities include: planning and monitoring of activities, internal management and communication procedures, technical and financial reporting, planning and supervision of events, and support in planning and implementing communication activities, including design of the project web site.

For further information visit the coordinator’s website and soon the project website.