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POLPO

Pollution Hot Spot Monitoring from GOME applied to the Po Basin

Development of a tool to evaluate the severity, the spread and the dislocation of pollution plume as input to future emission trading.

 
Project References
 Name POLPO
 Title Pollution Hot Spot Monitoring from GOME applied to the Po Basin
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Atmosphere
 Cost €90k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2001-2003)
 Sensors ERS-2 : GOME
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The POLPO project aimed at providing the end users (Environmental Departments) a tool to evaluate the severity, the spread and the dislocation of pollution plumes. The emission transport across country boundaries is important for future emission trading.

A prototype tool was developed for monitoring large pollution plumes. The potential of combining ground (in-situ) measurements, ground based column measurements and satellite pollution data for air pollution observation was tested within the project mainframe.

 
 Results Project executive summary
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor EMPA : EMPA
 Subcontractors CNR-ISAC BO : Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC)
 
User Partnership
 Users ARPA-Emilia Romagna : Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment - Emilia Romagna
NABEL : National Air Pollution Monitoring Network (NABEL)
SAEFL - Air Pollution Control and NIR Division : Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape - Air Pollution and NIR division
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Andrea Weiss
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
Air Pollution/Environmental Technology Dept.
Ueberlandstrasse 129
CH-8600 Dübendorf
SWITZERLAND
Tel: +41 (0)1 823 40 77
Fax: +41 (0)1 821 62 44
Email: andrea.weiss@empa.ch

 Technical Officer Claus Zehner
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEU
Via Galileo Galilei CP. 64
I-00044 Frascati
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80544
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: claus.zehner@esa.int
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