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Practical healthcare applications from Earth-observation data
06 November 2018
The EU-funded AURORA project will develop technologies to turn data from the Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 missions – due to be launched as part of the European Space Agency's Copernicus programme – into practical, actionable information that will help protect the health of European citizens.
The Sentinel missions will deploy cutting-edge instruments in space capable of monitoring ozone in the Earth's atmosphere with unprecedented accuracy. Ozone is a powerful oxidant that constitutes a respiratory hazard for humans at ground level, but in the upper atmosphere it plays an important role in preventing harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the Earth's surface.
Image credit: 2018 fotolia.com - Earth at night from the ISS