New regulations require ships to use low-sulphur fuel. In order to determine whether ships actually comply with the regulations, a system is developed that monitors the air quality over the North sea. The system is based on an Open Source air quality model (Chimere) into which both satellite observations and land-based observations are assimilated.
The system uses the ensemble Kalman filter from the OpenDA toolbox and makes extensive use of the parallel computing features. Noteworthy is also the use of a large amount of observations from the satellite.
Read more about this project in the project flyer.