Products & Services

The Center provides a number of competitive products and services to both public and private clients.

Currently, our portfolio includes:

Miniaturised sensors

Including the testing, calibrating, and optimizing of cost-effective miniaturised sensors for atmospheric measurements.

Climate and Forecasting services

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.

Training and Access to Research Infrastructures

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.

Atmospheric Measurements

The provision of competitive services for atmospheric measurements (air sampling, chemical analyses).

Integration of sensors in UAS

Integration of prototype and commercial sensors in UAS for advanced atmospheric research.

Flights with atmospheric sensors

Performance of high-altitude and sophisticated-patterned flights with atmospheric sensors in the Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory’s (USRL) exclusive airspace at Orounda

UAS camera systems

3D documentation of diverse terrains and objects with complex geometry utilizing customized Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) camera systems

Bespoke UAS system development

Development of tailored-made ready-to-fly UAS systems for specific applications (upon request)

Who we work with

Cyprus Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Department of Environment

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:

  • Cyprus QA/QC and verification system manual
  • Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC Guidelines
  • Relevant implementing decisions of the Meetings of the Parties (eg 18 / CP.8, 19 / CP.8, 14 / CP.11, 24 / CP.19)
  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • the Kyoto Protocol

Cyprus Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, Department of Labour Inspection

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:

  • LARTAP contract & relative protocols
  • Gothenburg Protocol
  • EU Directive 2016/2284
  • EU implementing decision 2018/1522

Cyprus Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, Department of Labour Inspection

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.

Aerosol d.o.o., Slovenia

Test and Validation of new Atmospheric Measurement Technique for the monitoring of Atmospheric Dust

  • Measurements of aerosol absorption properties at 2 measurement stations located in Cyprus and at regional background as well as urban background measurement stations
  • Provision of space for installation of 2 AE33s
  • Control of instruments performance
  • Chemical analysis of PM10/PM 2.5 filters
  • Set up and characterization of the sample system quality

CEA, Saclay, France The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) construction with bioaerosol sensors

  • UAV fixed wing foam construction
  • Avionic
  • UAV sensors (GPS, FPV, camera, T/RH)
  • BIODOSI Sensor integration
  • Flight tests

University of Crete, Greece

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) construction and training for Atmospheric Sciences

  • UAV construction for the vertical recording of atmospheric parameters (Temperature, humidity) and numerical particle size distributions
  • Uoc personnel Training 
  • Flight tests

INERIS, France The French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks, under ECMWF-Copernicus

Assistance for use of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) product in the field of air quality monitoring (CAMS_95h)

  • Assistance to INERIS for the development of the toolbox to promote the use of CAMS-50 (European Scale)
  • Supporting the market trial phase

Vassiliko Cement Ltd, Cyprus

Chemical analysis of Particulate Matter (PM) for the determination of Metals, Ions, Organic & Elemental Carbon

  • Analysis of Carbons, Ions & Elements on Aerosol Samples
  •  Report on results

UNPG-AG, France

Chemical analysis of Particulate Matter (PM) for the determination of Metals, Ions, Organic & Elemental Carbon (EMCAIR project)

  • Chemical Analysis of Aerosol Samples-Ion Composition
  • Chemical Analysis of Aerosol Samples-Carbon Composition
  • Chemical Analysis of Aerosol Samples- Carbohydrates

25th of May 2023: Effect of a Nearby Supernova on Earth’s Atmosphere and Climate- Associate Professor Theodoros Christoudias

Abstract

Supernovae within a distance of 300 light years (or 100 parsec) from the Earth are considered “nearby”, implicated with catastrophic impacts on life through gamma ray bursts and long-lasting, ionizing galactic radiation. Previous studies were inconclusive, in particular about the consequences on the stratospheric ozone layer through the generation of nitrogen and hydrogen oxides, and on the climate through new particle and cloud formation.

The CLOUD experiment at CERN and comprehensive atmospheric chemistry – climate modelling can be used to investigate if stabilizing feedbacks in the Earth system moderate the impacts, preventing cataclysms such as mass extinctions.

About the Speaker

Theodoros Christoudias is an Associate Professor at Cyprus Institute’s Climate and Atmosphere Research Center, working on Earth System modelling using high-performance computing. He is also a Principal Investigator at the CERN CLOUD Experiment. Previously, he worked as an International Fellow at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in the USA.

He has graduated with a BSc and a PhD in Physics from Imperial College London, UK.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgFliYCOPk&t=8s&ab_channel=TheCyprusInstitute