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

Social Media Experts invited to Sentinel-5P launch

September 21, 2017
With the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite set for liftoff on 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST), ESA are inviting 25 social media users to apply to join them at the launch event at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, ESTEC, the Netherlands. Information and

Getting ready for Sentinel-5P launch

September 5, 2017
The first Copernicus satellite dedicated to monitoring air pollution (Sentinel-5P) is set to launch in October. Click here to discover more about Sentinel-5P, about the preparation for launch and about the data it will provide to help us monitor air

Practical advantages of AURORA

September 4, 2017
This summer the Copernicus services recognised the practical impact of the work being carried out within the AURORA project. Within the article “Still on Holiday – Discover how Copernicus can improve your summertime experience!”, they cited both the Happy Sun application

3rd AURORA project meeting – Athens

July 24, 2017
AURORA partners met in Athens from 19-21 July for their 3rd project meeting. The first day was dedicated to a workshop focused on exploitation, thanks to the European Common Exploitation Booster. The following days were dedicated to exchange focusing on scientific aspects and including

Call for Media: First Copernicus air-quality monitoring satellite on show

July 12, 2017
The Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite is almost ready for its launch. ESA has launched an invitation for the media to see the satellite on 20 July at Airbus in Stevenage, UK, before it is shipped to Russia for launch. As well as viewing this state-of-the-art Copernicus satellite in the cleanroom,

AURORA and HEATSHIELD: Workshop on Climate Change

July 7, 2017
AURORA will be presented at an event organised by the H2020 Project HEAT-SHIELD “Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming”. The event will take place on 13th July 2017 and will consider the impact of climate change