LIFE09 ENV/CY/000252 PM3
Particulates Monitoring, |
PM3: Particulates Monitoring, Modelling, Management
LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance 2009, CY/000252:
State of the Art:
To support environmental policy at a local (or for a small island nation like Cyprus, national) scale, we need to find the appropriate level of detail and resolution which will range from the continental scale for long-range transport and dynamic boundary conditions, to the local and in fact inner-city hot-spots of street canyons.
PM3 therefore is based on the integration of remote sensing and long-range transport modelling and chemical dust analysis for source attribution; multi-criteria optimization modelling for efficient source control; and a web based air quality assessment and management software system for continuous compliance monitoring, public information and stakeholder involvement which includes
The proposed methodology is using advanced ICT with web-based easy access to high performance cluster computing; this in turn is based on a public-private partnership model of SaaS, Software as a Service, where private service providers operate complex analytical systems on behalf of public authorities. eConsulting and eGovernment solutions are seen as relevant contribution to the Lisbon Strategy, ultimately not only furthering economic competitiveness in an emerging participatory information society (Web 2.0/3.0), but also integrating environmental considerations towards sustainable development, following the Göteborg Strategy. Efficient environmental management is understood as an opportunity for the development and application of new environmental technology, and the cost/benefit approach of the optimization strategy aims at demonstrating the economic potential and benefits of a clean environment as a win-win solution.