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Pollution Monitoring with Sentinel-5p

During this webinar you will be introduced to Sentinel-5p data, especially Level 2 Products. We will discuss the structure of the netCDF files in which the data is distributed and explore them using a well-known Python library (xarray). In addition, you will learn how to generate Level 3 products using HARP for a multi-temporal evaluation of NO2 over a study area.

We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.


According to the World Health Organization, 3.7 million people around the world died in 2012 as a result of outdoor air pollution. Air pollution is a major environmental health problem that affects people in developed and developing countries alike. With millions of people dying prematurely every year as a direct result of poor air quality, it has never been more important to monitor the air we breathe. 

Pollutants enter the air from a range of sources, although they are mainly a result of motor vehicle and industrial combustion processes. Governments and decision-makers rely heavily on satellite data and computer models to show how pollution accumulates and how it is carried in the air so that they can develop appropriate mitigation strategies. 

Sentinel-5P provides timely data on a multitude of trace gases (CO, NO2, SO2, O3, aerosols…) with a great accuracy and spatial resolution. It also provides with measurement continuity with precedent and ongoing atmospheric spatial missions (OMI, IASI and SCHIAMACHY).

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1 hour 20 minutes + Q&A

Training Time

14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Training date

Thursday 16th of April 2020

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