ESA Developing Satellite-Based Air Quality Service

by | May 14, 2019

TCarta teamed with King's College London to win funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an air quality modeling service that leverages commercial satellite imagery. The service will provide organizations with accurate snapshots of existing air quality conditions along with modeling outputs to forecast how modifications in pollutant sources can change concentrations in the air over time.

The TCarta and King's team will match the 1.5 million euros awarded by the ESA ARTES 20 program for a demonstration project that will generate air quality data for a number of major cities worldwide and deliver products through online services, APIs and data feeds. TCarta and King's College Lonon successfully proved the technical and commercial viability of the service in a pilot study also funded by ESA in 2018.

The air quality service will be offered commercially as a solution for governments at local and regional levels, as well as NGOs, to better understand the mechanisms affecting airborne pollutants so that air quality can be managed and mitigation strategies put in place. Other end users will include automotive manufacturers, mobility service providers and construction companies that need to model the impact their products and activities have on the surrounding environment and people's health.

For more information, visit the Air Quality website at http://air-quality.tcarta.com.

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