DLR-DFD provides an ensemble forecast of air pollutant concentrations for all of Europe up to 72 hours. This service is part of the GMES Service Element PROMOTE funded by the European Space Agency. The service is realised in collaboration with L'Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (F), Meteo-France (F) and the Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research (D).
Ground level concentrations of ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter derived from several well established and validated air quality forecasting systems are integrated. The forecasts are based on near-real-time observational data from satellite-based instruments like ENVISAT-SCIAMACHY and from ground-based measurements. The final integrated product uses an ensemble approach in order to get the best result from a combination of different modelling systems.