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The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides continuous data and information on atmospheric composition.

 

The service describes the current situation, forecasts the situation a few days ahead, and analyses consistently retrospective data records for recent years.

 

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service supports many applications in a variety of domains including:

 

  • Health;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Renewables energies;
  • Meteorology;
  • Climatology;

 

and focusing on five main areas:

 

  1. Air quality and atmospheric conposition;
  2. Ozone layer and ultra-violet radiation;
  3. Emissions and surface fluxes;
  4. Solar radiation;
  5. Climate forcing.

 

Here are presented a few application examples of the service (more examples here).

 

It provides daily information on the global atmospheric composition by monitoring and forecasting constituents such as greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane), reactive gases (e.g.  carbon monoxide, oxidised nitrogen compounds, sulphur dioxide), ozone and aerosols.

 

It provides near-real-time analysis and 4-day forecasts, as well as reanalysis, of the European air quality, thus enabling a permanent assessment of the air we breathe.

 

It provides public and private organisations involved in solar energy usage with suitable and accurate information on the solar radiation resources at the Earth's surface, which is of major importance in domains like health, agriculture and renewable energies.

 

 

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For a more detailed presentation of the Copernicus Atmospherere Monitoring Service, please refer to the attached factsheet and the service website.

 

 

Note that the products delivered by the service are provided free of charge through an interactive catalogue.

 

In November 2014, the European Commission signed a Delegation Agreement with ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast) for the implementation of the service. The public version of the Technical Annex of this agreement is available in the Document Repository (under Technical Documents) available on this website. The service is operational since July 2015.