AURORA ( (start date February 2016, end date January 2019) is a space research project funded by the European Community?s H2020 programme.

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.
Title: Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications
Contracting Authority: European Commission
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Start Date: 01/02/2016
End Date: 31/01/2019
EPSILON Role: WP6 Leader (Remote Data access and visualization), D.6.1 Prototype version of the web-service released, D6.1 Document "Report on Web service design and testing document, D.6.3 Final version of the web-service released
Total Budget:2.993146.25 ?
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