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Free course explains how air quality is monitored and forecast

01 November 2018

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A free, five-week online course harnesses the expertise of specialists in the field of atmospheric composition from throughout Europe and beyond for an in-depth look at technologies used to monitor and forecast air quality, threats to the atmosphere and the implications for policy and decision makers.

The "Monitoring Atmospheric Composition" massive open online course (MOOC), is a joint project from EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites), the EU's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

Topics covered are: Earth's atmosphere and the challenges we face; large-scale changes in ozone and greenhouse gases; pollution, air quality and health; long-range transport of air pollutants; and policies to maintain our life-support system in the future.


Image credit: EUMETSAT Helen Czerski, our host, talks to Iolanda lalongo of the Finnish Meteorological Institute about Atmospheric monitoring on the roof of FMI headquarters