ADIOS is a pan-European study on the atmospheric deposition and impact of pollutants, key elements and nutrients in the Mediterranean open sea funded by EU. The main objective of ADIOS is to assess the impact of atmospheric deposition on the open Mediterranean Sea with respect to natural processes and human activity. Interdisciplinary researches will integrate field sampling and measurements, laboratory experiments, remote sensing and modelling (for more details see ADIOS web page).
GOS is responsible of the remote sensing activity in ADIOS and coordinates WP1 “Remote sensing and modelling of atmospheric inputs to the Mediterranean Sea”. WP1 is aimed to characterize the spatial and temporal patterns of aerosol distribution and deposition through remote sensing and modelling at the scale of the Mediterranean basin.
GOS will be directly involved in the:

processing and analysis of SeaWiFS data to produce monthly and seasonal probability maps of aerosols and reflectance (task 1.1)

integration of field and modelling data to improve deposition estimates from satellite data (task 1.1)

analysis of SeaWiFS data to estimate ocean geophysical parameters and to the study of Mediterranean phytoplankton blooms in relation to aerosol deposition and ocean dynamics (task 1.1)



ADIOS Scientific results