Air quality management using satellite data
Air pollution causes millions of premature deaths every year and increases illness amongst the population. Climate change threatens food production, causes sea levels to rise and shifts weather patterns on a global scale. Can satellite data help decreasing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions? This is the central question during this TNO webinar.
We will discuss how you can effectively reduce pollution levels and emissions in your country using satellite data and TNO’s LOTOS-EUROS prediction model, which will allow you to identify emission sources and understand the sectors that are responsible for them. This process empowers the user to start taking action.
The main topics that are discussed:
- Air quality management: monitoring and reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions using satellite data.
- The TROPOMI satellite instrument on board the Sentinel 5p mission: how does it work?
- The LOTOS-EUROS (open source) air pollution model explained.
- How can this be applied in your region?
Reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
SmallCAT laser communication system delivered for integration to Norwegian NORSAT-TD Spacecraft
The SmallCAT uses new optical communication technology that uses satellites to send information to Earth. This happens via invisible light signals and enables much faster data transfers than using the radio frequencies currently employed for communication everywhere.
Consortium led by TNO successfully transmits data via laser communication between optical terminals over 10 km ground-to-ground link
Successful field test of 10 km optical laser communication link Laser satellite communication uses satellites that send information to earth in the form of invisible light signals.