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Copernicus and air quality: The Sentinel-5P instrument

Copernicus, previously known as Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), is the European Union’s Earth observation (EO) programme. It is served by a set of dedicated satellites from the Sentinel family developed by the European…
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The health impact of specific air pollutants

We breathe 15,000 litres of air every day. Apart from the oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) essential for survival, the atmosphere also consists of many harmful foreign substances. When detectable, they are considered to be air pollution. Air pollution…