At S[&]T we contribute to a safer life on earth by translating space data into valuable and actionable insights. With this, we help organisations, governments and commercial entities to strengthen their information position and thereby improve their decision-making. We focus on 4 sectors: Space & Science, Defence & Security, Environment & Sustainability and the High-Tech Industry.
We control all levels of the data value chain from data source to user applications, and apply our expertise within our own innovations, customers projects and for our talent acquisition services. Our headquarters are in Delft, The Netherlands and we have two satellite offices in Oslo, Norway and Rome, Italy with 125 experts employed at S[&]T.
Since our establishment in 2000 we have successfully commercialised technology and unlocked safety and environmental solutions that benefit society. This in close collaboration with customers and partners such as European Space Agencies, Space & Defence contractors, Defence Agencies (Military) Police, Ministries, Cities, Consulting & Engineering Firms and Corporates.
Role in the project
S[&]T has developed AIR-Portal, an air quality platform that combines atmospheric data acquired by satellites and local sensors to provide air quality information on a city scale. While satellite data has low spatial resolution for urban areas, local sensors lack overall coverage. AIR-Portal uses a custom-designed Air Quality Model that combines remote sensing, land use, atmospheric models, and local monitoring data to downscale remote sensing data to a usable spatial resolution of 100x100 meters throughout target cities. The pollution maps have a temporal resolution of 1 hour. This platform uses Land Use Regression and atmospheric dispersion modeling techniques, and is calibrated with in-situ measurements. The resulting air quality data is intended for use in validating local air quality models developed during the project. AIR-Portal is a useful tool for obtaining a comprehensive view of air quality in urban areas.