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Atmospheric Emissions monitoring from vessels

18 months

Prime contractor: BMT ARGOSS (NL)


Partners: BIRA (B), IOP-TUB (D)


Main aims / objectives

Characterise capability of current and planned missions to detect and monitor emissions of trace gases by shipping traffic. This includes nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and other trace gases of interest for air quality monitoring purposes.

The approach is an extension of the TEMIS project and will initially rely on customised processing and integration of available atmospheric measurements from the different satellite observing platforms. Improved characterisation of the behaviour of certain trace gases (eg nitrogen oxides) in the atmosphere will then be integrated. Finally, capabilities of new observing systems (eg GMES Space Component) will be considered.

Technical Officer: Gordon Campbell

Starting Date: 2011-10-05

ARGOSS as supplier - prime
Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA) as supplier - sub
University of Bremen as supplier - sub

European Maritime Safety Agency as user - partner/collaborator