Mapping European air quality from Pamplona

19 de July de 2023

provides national and international expertise in terms of collection, design
and dissemination of environmental data from 38 European states. These include
the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) air quality monitor and its work for
the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, which provides highly timely and
accurate geospatial information to actors managing natural disasters,
emergencies and humanitarian crises. Tracasa uses machine learning techniques
to improve air quality information on the European continent.

Among its
tasks, Tracasa develops the maintenance and updating of the Discomap
infrastructure (the EEA’s map service platform), as well as the homogenisation,
design and dissemination, through maps and interactive graphics, of close to
100 data flows covering different topics related to the environment, such as
air, water, emissions, noise levels at airports, climate or biodiversity.
“Possibly, the European Commission values aspects such as the experience
and commitment of our teams, the agile methodologies we apply and the quality
of our services”, said González.

also carries out data and geographic information management tasks for other
entities, such as the Ispra Joint Research Center (JRC Joint Research Center),
the ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), the European
Union Satellite Centre (SATCEN) and even the Irish Government. In this case,
through two contracts, the company is developing innovation and environmental
projects for the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, as well as monitoring
the implementation of the European INSPIRE directive.
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