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ReACT Projects

PM-scanner - Laser remote sensing for monitoring air pollution over cities

PI: V. Amiridis
Start date: 01/04/2021
Duration: 18 months

Funding: European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept 2020

Total Budget: 150,000.00 € IAASARS Budget: 150,000.00 €

Building on the technology solutions developed within the D-TECT ERC CoG, PM-
scanner aims to fix the existing air quality monitoring networks that have either very low spatial resolution or low accuracy by commercializing the "PM-scanner", a remote sensing instrument which will monitor particulate matter (PM) concentration over large areas with unprecedented accuracy and high spatial and temporal resolution.

NEWTON - ImproviNg dust monitoring and forEcasting through Aeolus WInd daTa assimilatiON
ASKOS - Support to the Aeolus Validation and Calibration Through Ground Based Observations in the Tropics
CORAL - COllocated wind and aerosol pRofiles of AeoLus for the investigation of ocean sea-salt emissions
EVE - A novel mobile ground-based lidar for the Enhancement and Validation of ESA products
SNF PANGEA – The PANhellenic GEophysical observatory of Antikythera
A-CARE - Technical Assistance for EarthCARE related research activities in combination with the A-LIFE field experiment
SODust - Scattering simulations of Oriented large Dust particles
CHARISM - Development of a Novel High Spectral Resolution Lidar for Air Pollution Monitoring
D-TECT - Does dust TriboElectrification affect our ClimaTe?
Support the National Centre for the Collection, Analysis and Dissemination of Satellite Data for the Observation of the Earth, Atmosphere and the Sea
ECARS - East European Centre for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
DEDICAtE Development Of A Dual-Channel Depolarization Lidar Technique For The Derivation Of CALIPSO/AEOLUS/EARTHCARE-Related Conversion Factors
MULTIPLY - Development of a European HSRL airborne facility
CHARADMExp - Characterization of Aerosol mixtures of Dust And Marine origin
MARCO POLO - Monitoring and Assessment of Regional air quality in China using space Observations
HyFlex- Verification of the Hyperspectral Plant Imaging Spectrometer

ReACT Scholarships

ATLANTAS - Assessment of naTuraL and ANThropogenic AerosolS impact on climate

PI: A. Gkikas
Advisory Board: V. Amiridis
Start date: 01/04/2021
Duration: 36 months

Funding: H.F.R.I. Research Projects to support Postdoctoral Researchers

Total Budget: 189,547.00€ IAASARS Budget: 189,547.00€

ATLANTAS aims to fill the gaps in our understanding associated with the interaction of anthropogenic versus natural aerosols with climate. This frontier project will pioneer an attempt at achieving this decomposition by exploiting the great new insights coming from space with active remote sensing synergies. The scientific objectives of ATLANTAS include:

  • a discrimination and full characterization of different natural and anthropogenic aerosol types harnessing space-borne observations, 
  • a novel investigation of anthropogenic versus natural aerosol climatic effects and 
  • an investigation of potential co-variation of essential
    climate variables (e.g., near-surface temperature) and aerosol-induced radiative effects.

ReACT Marrie Currie

ElectricVolcano - Climatic impacts of volcanic ash electrification

PI: V. Amiridis
Start date: 01/03/2021,
Grantee: S. Misios
Duration: 36 months

Funding: H2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

Total Budget: 165,085.44€ IAASARS Budget: 165,085.44€

ElectricVolcano will combine state-of-art remote sensing techniques, detailed aerosol charging theories and comprehensive atmospheric modelling to provide for the first time a thorough assessment of the impact of electrification on the life cycle of volcanic ash in the stratosphere

DUST-GLASS - Improving global dust prediction and monitoring through data assimilation of satellite-based dust aerosol optical depth

About Us

ReACT stands for “Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the research focus of the respective research team led by Dr. Vassilis Amiridis. ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining a number of Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources, infrastructure and experience of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS).

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