The Center provides a number of competitive products and services to both public and private clients.
Currently, our portfolio includes:
Including the testing, calibrating, and optimizing of cost-effective miniaturised sensors for atmospheric measurements.
The provision of specific model applications for regional (high resolution) climate and forecasting services for key sector/s such as renewable energy, agriculture and tourism.
The provision of expert support, training, and education, as well as privileged access to world-class research infrastructure available at CoE, that is unique in the EMME region.
The provision of competitive services for atmospheric measurements (air sampling, chemical analyses).
Integration of prototype and commercial sensors in UAS for advanced atmospheric research.
Performance of high-altitude and sophisticated-patterned flights with atmospheric sensors in the Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory’s (USRL) exclusive airspace at Orounda
3D documentation of diverse terrains and objects with complex geometry utilizing customized Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) camera systems
Development of tailored-made ready-to-fly UAS systems for specific applications (upon request)
The significance of open weather data is pivotal, fostering resilience, facilitating informed decision-making, and driving progress across various scientific sectors. This contribution ultimately plays a crucial role in enhancing the well-being and safety of individuals, as well as promoting the sustainable development of communities.
Therefore, the three-year (2024-2026) “Open Weather Data” project, a joint initiative between the Environmental Predictions Department (EPD) of CARE-C and the Cyprus Department of Meteorology (DoM), aims to develop and implement a web-based weather data portal. This platform is designed to provide open and freely accessible meteorological and climatological information to both the public and the scientific community. The Open Weather Data portal will facilitate the easy querying and retrieval of quality-controlled historical weather station datasets, high-resolution operational numerical weather forecasts, and radar weather datasets for Cyprus through a user-friendly web interface and an API platform.
National Greenhouse Gases Emission Projections Report for 2030 and 2050
Assignment for the preparation of the National Greenhouse Gas Projections Report for 2022-2023
CARE-C supports the Department of Environment (DoE) in the calculation and compilation of the Greenhouse Gas Projections report, in order to fulfil the obligations of Cyprus, jointly with other EU Member States, under the Kyoto Protocol. The current national goal, submitted in December 2020 within the framework of the Paris Agreement, is to reduce emissions by at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030 including LULUCF (Land Use and Land Use Change and Forestry). Cyprus is obligated to report national projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action.
CARE-C is also responsible for the calculation of GHG Projections up to 2050 taking into consideration Policies and Mitigation Actions (PaMs) into different scenarios: BaU (Business as Usual), WEM (with existing measures) and WAM (with additional measures), in order to decide which new measures will be included in the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The projection calculations and chapters, on policy and measures and on projections, are submitted under National Communications and Biennial Reviews to the UNFCCC.
End user case study: Comparison of World emissions products with national emissions for Cyprus
The World Emission project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), aims to provide an enhanced global emission monitoring service by developing emission estimates from satellite data. The satellite-derived emission inventory data extracted from earth observations are being compared with bottom-up inventories in close collaboration with end-user organisations to define related product target requirements. One such vital case country is Cyprus, used to validate the inversion of CO2 and NOx emission fluxes against the nationally reported emission inventories, providing a valuable validation tool, much needed and required in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region.
Project stakeholders and international experts, national (local and regional) and international reporting authorities, researchers, and policy bodies can assess the World Emission portal and datasets developed during phase 2 of the project. For a first-hand exploration visit https://app.world-emission.com/.
Chemical analysis of Particulate Matter (PM) for the determination of Metals, Ions, Organic & Elemental Carbon (EMCAIR project)
Chemical analysis of Particulate Matter (PM) for the determination of Metals, Ions, Organic & Elemental Carbon
Assistance for use of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) product in the field of air quality monitoring (CAMS_95h)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) construction and training for Atmospheric Sciences
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) construction with bioaerosol sensors
Test and Validation of new Atmospheric Measurement Technique for the monitoring of Atmospheric Dust
Chemical analysis of particulate matter for the determination of Metals, Ions, Organic & Elemental Carbon (2015-2020)
PM Filters Analysis for the determination of metals, ions, organic and elemental carbon and the preparation of a Suspension Particle Source Analysis Report in Cyprus for the year 2017-2020.
National Air Pollution Emission Inventory Database
Assignment for the preparation of the National Emissions Inventory Database
The inventories include 5 air pollutants (sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds other than methane, ammonia and suspended particles up to 2.5μm), deriving from various sources (energy, industry and solvent use, waste management, waste management, land, forestry etc) The inventories to be calculated for the 2020 report cover the years 1990-2018.
Under the framework of the:
National Greenhouse Gases Emission Inventory Report for 2020 &2021
Assignment for the preparation of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for 2020 and 2021
The inventories include 7 greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride) deriving from 5 different sources (energy, industry and solvent use, waste management, waste management, land and forestry). The inventories to be calculated for the 2020 report cover the years 1990-2018 while the ones for the 2021 report cover the years 1990-2019.
Under the framework of the: