On 3 June 2018, TROPOMI measured aerosol and sulphur dioxide emissions of the Fuego volcano,
This animation includes also cloud information based on S-NPP/VIIRS measurements.
Measurements of SO2 and AAI from TROPOMI is now in near real-time in SACS.
The Support to Aviation Control Service
(SACS) hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)
is a project initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) aiming at supporting the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers,
like Toulouse VAAC and London VAAC.
This is achieved by delivering NEAR REAL-TIME data of SO2 and volcanic ash
derived from satellite UV-vis (OMI, GOME-2A, GOME-2B, OMPS) and InfraRed (AIRS, IASI-A, IASI-B) instruments.
The SACS multi-sensors system also includes automatic worldwide detection of volcanic plumes of SO2 and ash and
notifications are sent out by email to interested parties.
From October 2016, the development of the SACS system is part of the 3-years H2020 EUNADICS-AV project.
The near-real-time monitoring and detection capability of EUNADICS-AV will be improved with new datasets
and expanded to other airborne hazards than volcanic eruptions.
EUNADICS-AV Project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research programme
for Societal challenges - smart, green and integrated transport under grant agreement no. 723986.