Wouldn’t it be great to get personalised advice related to the current and future air quality conditions, UV index and pollen at your location of interest? Wouldn’t it be useful to get such personalised advice as to when its best to visit a major sight in a new city, go out for a bike ride or a simple stroll? This is exactly what DiscovAir does, a new service developed by the National Observatory of Athens with the support of Evenflow and the Academy of Athens. DiscovAir, already recognised as a success story, is powered by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) data in identifying atmospheric hazards (Saharan dust, air pollution, sun radiation strength, allergens and heat waves) to help tourists and citizens optimise their plans while avoiding discomfort. Currently being tested in Greece and Cyprus, DiscovAir aspires to become the go-to app for tourists and citizens around Europe!
DiscovAir has been developed as a downstream use case of CAMS – which is implemented by ECMWF.
Our role has been to ensure that DiscovAir will be a commercially sustainable app after the end of the project. We have been supporting this by: