All the websites used for my blog, website and research work and that I recommend:

ATMOS GRS TU Delft WebBlog


The weblog of the atmospheric group at the Geoscience & Remote Sensing (GRS) – TU Delft research department.

Copernicus programme – Europe’s eyes on Earth

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Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. – Remote sensing of land-atmosphere interactions

EarthMapps is a research team of the Department of Geoscience & Remote Sensing of Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) under supervision of Stef Lhermitte (@StefLhermitte via Twitter). The team focuses on the use of multi-source satellite imagery to assess land-atmosphere interactions. The goal is to develop innovative remote sensing methods for quantifying the effect of climate (change) on snow/ice, vegetation dynamics, etc. and determine their (climate) feedbacks. EarthMapps works on big data solutions to bridge the gap between remote sensing technology and its (scientific) applications.

ESA GHG-CCI – GreenHouse Gases Climate change Initiative

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ESA GHG-CCI project aims at delivering the high quality satellite retrievals needed for observing and monitoring greenhouse gases leading to climate change.


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EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental user-governed operational agency founded in 1986. Our purpose is to supply weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to the National Meteorological Services of our Member States in Europe, and other users worldwide. EUMETSAT serves the needs of its member states. Currently a total of 30 Member States are a part of EUMETSAT, and the organisation continues to grow. Member States have full access to data and services and are represented in the supreme decision-making body of the organisation, the Council.


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Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data and form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment. AC SAF consortium members develop radiative transfer calculation methods and other algorithms for  polar-orbiting satellites Metop-A and Metop-B. AC SAF produces near real-time data products including total ozone, trace gas total columns (NO2, SO2), tropospheric NO2, coarse and high-resolution ozone profiles, absorbing aerosol index and solar noon UV index.

EUMETSAT Science Blog


This blog has been set up by EUMETSAT to provide news and information about the use of satellite data for weather, ocean, atmosphere and climate monitoring. Blog posts focus on the use of satellites to collect data and are non-political and are intended for a general audience.

Folkert Boersma’s homepage

Web blog of Dr. Folkert Boersma research activities: air pollution, satellite measurements, nitrogen dioxide, ozone.

Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS) – TU Delft research department


At the department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing we study planet Earth in all its facets, using state-of the art satellite and earth-based sensors. Fundamental disciplines such as geophysics, geodesy and atmospheric sciences form the basis of our experience.

Greenhouse Gases Satellite (GOSAT)

The Japanese Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI” (GOSAT) is the world’s first spacecraft to measure the concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane, the two major greenhouse gases, from space. The spacecraft was launched successfully on January 23, 2009,

Global Carbon Project & Global Carbon Atlas



The Global Carbon Project aims at assisting the international science community to collaborate on the carbon budget through a partnership between the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Future Earth. It produces an annual report on the data on the carbon sources and sinks due to human activities and how they affect the environment. Each year, the data set is made available through the Global carbon Atlas thanks to the support of Fondation BNP Paribas. Available in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian).

@GRS_TUDelft on Twitter


Follow our Geoscience & Remote Sensing (GRS) – TU Delft research department on its official Twitter account!

Jonathan Izett Research


Check-out the research website of my GRS-TU Delft colleague Jonathan Izett, investigating the formation and evolution of fog in the atmospheric boundary layer, and ultimately improve prediction of fog events.


MODIS Atmosphere


The MODIS Atmosphere Group develops remote sensing algorithms for deriving parameters pertaining to atmospheric properties of the Earth. from the two MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instruments, the first launched on 18 December 1999 on-board the Terra Platform and the second on 4 May 2002 on-board the Aqua platform.



The NOVELTIS company performs innovative scientific engineering studies and implements customised end-user solutions in the fields of Space, the Environment and Sustainable Development.

NASA Earth

NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives, and safeguard our future, to monitor Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records. The agency freely shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world.

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)



The NASA OCO-2 Project primary science objective is to collect the first space-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide with the precision, resolution and coverage needed to characterize its sources and sinks and quantify their variability over the seasonal cycle.

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3)

Watching the Earth breathe from space… Measuring carbon dioxide from space

OMI – Ozone Monitoring Instrument


The OMI instrument is a nadir viewing imaging spectrograph that provides with daily global air quality pollutant observations. OMI was built by Dutch Space and TNO Science & Industry (formerly TNO-TPD) in The Netherlands, in co-operation with Finnish subcontractors VTT and Patria Finavitec.

QA4ECV – Quality Assurance for Essential Climate Variable

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The QA4ECV  project is an international effort, funded under theme 9 (Space) of the European Union Framework Program 7, which will develop a Quality Assurance (QA) system for observational data products. QA4ECV will perform a detailed practical demonstration of the QA concept concentrating on six Essential Climate Variables (terrestrial and atmosphere), for which harmonized retrievals will be developed based on the communities’ best practice.

TEMIS – Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service


TEMIS aims to compute and deliver global concentrations of tropospheric trace gases, and aerosol and UV products derived from observations of nadir-viewing satellite instruments such as GOME, SCIAMACHY and OMI. TEMIS is part of the Data User Programme (DUP) of the European Space Agency (ESA). The service of TEMIS centres around the themes mentioned in the left menu.

TEMPO – Tropospheric Emissions: monitoring of pollution


NASA’s first Earth Venture Instrument mission will measure pollution of North America, from Mexico City to the Canadian oil sands, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific hourly and at high spatial resolution. TEMPO observations are from the geostationary vantage point, flying on a telecommunications host spacecraft with the goal to launch in 2019.

TROPOMI  – Observing our future


The TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) is the satellite instrument on board of the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite. The Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5p) is the first of the atmospheric composition Sentinels, to be launched in 2016 for a mission of seven years.


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