Remote Sensing Dept. in INOE and Physics Dept. in NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) have initiated a new collaboration: Air quality assessment and study of transport processes along the axis Athens-Aegean Sea (Greece) and Bucharest (Romania) using Lidar techniques

The main objective of this proposal is the creation of a statistical database of the spatio-temporal evolution of the vertical distribution of aerosols over Romania (region of Bucharest) and Greece (Athens/Evia island/Aegean Sea) using ground-based remote sensing techniques (lidar). Meteorological data will be also used to quantify the long-range transport and deposition mechanisms involved and to identify the major aerosol sources affecting air quality over Romania (region of Bucharest) and Athens, Evia island (Aegean Sea)(Greece).