SAUBER – Satellite Data for Better Air Quality

Duration: October 2018 – September 2021

Funded by the Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure and part of the funding program mFUND

Satellite-based system for monitoring, forecasting and simulation of air pollutants for sustainable urban and regional development

The SAUBER research project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, is developing an information platform for sustainable urban and regional development. Data and services of the Copernicus space program, having been hardly used in practice, will be made accessible and transferred to digital services. SAUBER will not only provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of current air quality, but also, thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence, forecasts and simulations of future air quality. The project is part of the research initiative mFUND, dealing with digital data-based applications for Mobility 4.0.

Project partners:

Software AG, German Aerospace Center (DLR), geomer GmbH, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, terrestris GmbH & Co. KG (meggsimum), Hof University of Applied Sciences

Associated Parters:

Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Amt für Umweltschutz
Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen


Petry, Lisanne und Herold, Hendrik und Meinel, Gotthard und Meiers, Thomas und Müller, Inken und Kalusche, Elena und Erbertseder, Thilo und Taubenböck, Hannes und Zaunseder, Elaine und Srinivasan, Vignesh und Osman, Ahmed Mohamed Magdi Mohamed und Weber, Beatrix und Jäger, Stefan und Mayer, Christian und Gengenbach, Christian (2020) Air Quality Monitoring and Data Management in Germany - Status Quo and Suggestions for Improvement. In: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIV-4, Seiten 37-43. 5th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities, 30. Sept. - 2. Oct. 2020, Nice, France. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-4-W2-2020-37-2020 ISSN 1682-1750