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

Best Practice: SME network using Copernicus Data for Industrial Applications

May 10, 2017
AURORA, particularly her industrial partners, watch with interest the developments of EUGENIUS, an association founded by a group of European SMEs providing Earth Observation Services. They work together to design, create and deliver services and applications for natural resource management, using

AURORA @ Nordic Ozone and UV-radiation Group Meeting

April 19, 2017
AURORA project will be presented at Nordic Ozone and UV-radiation Group (NOG) meeting later this week. Annual NOG 2017 is held on April 20-21, 2017, in Helsinki, Finland and hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. This meeting brings together a large number of scientists working on ozone

Measurements of atmospheric pollution from space

April 14, 2017
Thanks to a satellite network and ground-based stations, it is now possible to get information about pollution in cities through an app on our mobile phones. See more about this project from the University of Bremen here, or in this article, in Italian, where you can also find information about

ESA Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform

April 10, 2017
ESA’s online Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) has been launched and makes information from satellite data available for non-expert users to monitor the urban environment. The new processing tool bundles information contained in large amounts of satellite data. It is paving the way

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