Particulates Monitoring, Modelling And Management
The Competent Authorities have and are undertaking significant dust monitoring and management efforts as well as several projects to support air quality management and data collection. Due to the large spatial and temporal variability of measured PM10 concentrations, as well as potentially significant PM inputs from trans-boundary movements, however, added efforts as well as innovative data collection and modeling tools are required in order to facilitate the preparation of effective and efficient dust management plans. The project’s overall objective is to support the Competent Authorities in preparing cost effective and efficient particulate matter management. For this purpose, state of the art now casting, forecasting and scenario analysis software will be applied. New and innovative data collection and processing methods as well as a robust stakeholder participation process will be introduced in order to support the application of the models. The present data collection activities will be supported through the project by remote sensing techniques. These will be developed, calibrated and applied and will provide data for a potentially much denser grid than possible with ground stations. Further, this method can produce data at various elevations thus greatly enhancing source apportionment and air quality modeling.
- DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR INSPECTION, MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL INSURANCE
- ATLANTIS CONSULTING CYPRUS LTD
- CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (Partner, PI: D.G.Hadjimitsis)
- ARISTOTELEIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS