Aim of AERAS project is
the development and establishment of a system for spatial mapping and
forecasting of the temporal evolution of particulate air pollution (aerosol)
events resulting mainly from the Saharan dust transport in SE Mediterranean
region and secondary, from anthropogenic sources.
The system will be based on the development
of an efficient neural network classification system. The system will integrate
meteorological maps of synoptic situation, remotely sensed data and in-situ
measurements for the development of statistical models.
The project is funded under the call
"The Research Promotion Foundation's Framework Programme for Research and Technological
Development 2003-2005" from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.
The project partners have the required
knowledge and experience covering different scientific fields, like Atmospheric
Physics, Meteorology, Remote Sensing, Neural Networks and Internet Technology.
The project scheme composition includes two Governmental Organisations
(Meteorological Service of Cyprus, Department of Labour Inspection of Work -
Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance), an Academic Institute (University of Cyprus,
Department of Computer Science), a Research Institute (National Observatory of Athens)
and a Private Company (E-biz).