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The UV service of the ESA-GSE Project PROMOTE
Author(s): Ralf Meerkötter; Thilo Erbertseder; Jens Kammann; Ralf Blumenthal; Fabrizio Flore; Emilio Simeone; Gaetano Licitra; Aapo Tanskanen
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Paper Abstract

In Europe (EU25) about half a million skin cancer cases are occurring per year and this is strongly associated with personal habits in relation to sun exposure and its UV component. Within the frame of the European GMES-Program (GMES=Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) the ESA-GSE Project PROMOTE addresses this problem by developing and implementing a UV information service that aims to reach as many as possible citizens of Europe (EU25). The overall PROMOTE UV service contains forecast and monitoring products. The underlying methods, the use of satellite data, the various UV products including related user interfaces, as well as accuracy aspects are described. One central ambition of the PROMOTE project is the close interaction between providers and users. Experiences that have been made and will be made during the different stages of the PROMOTE project contribute significantly to the further up-grading of the services.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6362, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI, 63621B (20 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689833
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Ralf Meerkötter, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Thilo Erbertseder, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Jens Kammann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Ralf Blumenthal, Berufsverband der Deutschen Dermatologen (Germany)
Fabrizio Flore, Flyby srl (Italy)
Emilio Simeone, Flyby srl (Italy)
Gaetano Licitra, Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale della Toscana (Italy)
Aapo Tanskanen, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6362:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI
James R. Slusser; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comerón, Editor(s)

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