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Innovators II - APOLLO

Innovators II - monitoring Atmospheric POLLution with earth Observation

Project References
 Name Innovators II - APOLLO
 Title Innovators II - monitoring Atmospheric POLLution with earth Observation
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Atmosphere
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (01/01/2009-30/09/2010)
 Sensors Aura : OMI
Project Description

APOLLO (monitoring Atmospheric POLLution with earth Observation) aims at developing, according to ISPRA requirements, an integrated system based on local ground measurements and EO data for tropospheric ozone concentration monitoring.

The service will be capable to provide a national coverage and a full characterization of ozone at low altitudes in Italy, both in metropolitan and in rural/remote areas. The system is based on a new neural network technology for the processing of the data provided by instruments for atmospheric monitoring such as SCIAMACHY, boarded on ENVISAT, and OMI, an instrument of the ESA Third Party Mission NASA-AURA. The technology has been developed by Tor Vergata University Earth Observation Laboratory during last years and, differently from more traditional techniques, allows the retrieval of information on ozone concentration specifically at lower atmospheric levels and in real time. These latter properties can be recognized as important innovations in the field of services addressing atmosphere monitoring.

 Results Evaluation and Evolution Report
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor TVU-DISP EOLab : Earth Observation Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Tor Vergata University, Rome
 Subcontractors GEO-K s.r.l. :
User Partnership
 Users ISPRA : Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Istat : Italian National Institute of Statistics
Contact Points
 Project Manager Prof. Fabio Del Frate
GEO-K s.r.l
Via del Politecnico 1
I-00133 Rome
Phone: +39 06-72597734
 Technical Officer Dr. Bojan Bojkov
European Space Agency/ESRIN
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel.: +39 06-941.80543
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
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