Research project

Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications (AURORA) (DTA.AD004.096)

Thematic area

Earth system science and environmental technologies

Project area

Osservazione della Terra (DTA.AD004)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of applied physics "Nello Carrara" (IFAC)

Project manager

Phone number: 0555226368


The HORIZON 2020 project AURORA (Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications) has the primary objective to simulate the provision of synergistic data products for atmospheric ozone profile and to assess their quality w.r.t. the the operational products of Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 mission. A novel approach, based on the assimilation of GEO (S-4) and LEO (S-5) fused products is adopted to assess quality of the unique ozone profile obtained in a context simulating the operational environment.In parallel, AURORA tackles the technological challenges of creating the infrastructure to implement the data processing chain, including a geodatabase and webservices for data access. The infrastructure represents a best practice that plays a key role in ensuring wider use of Copernicus Sentinel data for academia, public agencies and industry. It is the basis for a market analysis for premarket applications and uptake in commercial communities. Strategic
dissemination and exploitation is targeted to European level (academia, CAMS, GEOSS) and international level (potential synergies and data exchange will be investigated with TEMPO and GEMS, in USA and ASIA).

Start date of activity



ozono e radiazione ultravioletta, sentinel 4 e 5, fusione dati e assimilazione

Last update: 07/12/2023