AURORA – Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications.

AURORA is a space research project funded by the European Community‘s H2020 programme in the field of Earth Observation.

The project was 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 lowermost layers of the atmosphere and the second with dosimetry of UV radiation.

How can AURORA help to measure AIR QUALITY?

What can AURORA do to improve UV RADIATION measurement?

Our Updates

AURORA at Local Workshop on Project Synergies

March 27, 2017
AURORA will be presented at a local workshop in Florence, bringing together different research groups work on themes related to atmospheric pollution. The aim of the workshop is to share knowledge and investigate possible collaborations between projects with complementary themes. The workshop,

AURORA Innovation Manager in Tuscany

January 24, 2017
AURORA can benefit many different types of stakeholders. In January 2017, the AURORA innovation manager met up with a number of organisations in the Tuscany region (Italy) to explore how AURORA could benefit them. These included the civil protection agency, the center for melanoma, the Tuscana


November 7, 2016
The scientific coordinator of AURORA gave an overview presentation of the project at Meeting N. 14 of the Mission Advisory Group of Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 in ESA-ESTEC (Noordwijk, NL) on November 1st,

ECMWF Newsletter Available

November 4, 2016
The ECMWF Autumn Newsletter has been published. It describes ECMWF’s recently launched ten-year strategy and includes an article on the AURORA project. You can download the newsletter

Innovation in Meteorology in 50 years after the flood in Florence

October 21, 2016
On the 3rd of November, a workshop will be held in Florence to discuss Innovation in Meteorology 50 years after the flood of November 1966. CNR, Regione Toscana, Consorzio Lamma and various representatives of Public Institutions and Research Centres (including ECMWF) will present and discuss the

Aurora @ INSPIRE Conference

September 26, 2016
On Wednesday 28th September, AURORA will present some of its results during the INSPIRE conference being held in Barcelona (ES). The interactive session called ‘INSPIRE + Copernicus’ wil be moderated by Koen Verberne, from Datacraft, a member of the AURORA team. It is an important