This report prepared by KNMI is the final result of a study on the applicability of remote sensing in the field of air pollution requested by the Joint Research Centre. The objectives of this study were to:
• Have an assessment of presently available scientific information on the feasibility to rely on remote sensing techniques in the implementation of existing legislation, and describe opportunities for realistic streamlining of monitoring in air quality and emissions, based on greater use of remote sensing.
• Have recommendations for the next policy cycle on the use of remote sensing through development of appropriate provisions and new concepts, including, if appropriate, new environmental objectives, more suited to the use of remote sensing.
• Have guidance on how to effectively engage with GMES and other initiatives in the air policy field projects
JP Veefkind, RF van Oss, HJ Eskes. The Applicability of Remote Sensing in the Field of Air Pollution