AirWare is the "next generation" model-based
real-time and web-based information and
decision support system for urban and industrial
air quality assessment and management.
The system supports the implementation of European and national
environmental legislation such as the European Air Quality
Framework Directive 2008/50/EC (replacing 96/62/EC) and Daughter Directives,
88/609/EEC on major point sources, 89/429/EEC and 89/369/EEC
on incinerators or 90/313/EEC on public access to
AirWare supports intergrated data management and modeling tools for:
- Compliance monitoring, alerts and alarms, reporting;
- Nowcasts, forecasts and public information, 3G mobile client support;
- Scenario analysis and source apportionment, EIA and SEA studies;
- Multi-citeria emission control optimization, policy design.
A tightly integrated system in distributed client-server
implementation, open, modular architecture and a fully
web-based user interface exploits the latest dynamic
3D models and network computing technologies,
including high-performance distributed GRID and cluster implementations.
The AirWare models can run within a real-time expert system framework,
that coordinates data acquisition from a range of information resources,
hourly now-cast model runs with data assimilation,
regular e.g., daily forecast runs, using observed or simulated
dynamic emissions and 3D dynamic meteorological models as pre-processors.
Designed primarily for urban agglomerations and industrial
areas, the modular software system integrates monitoring data
acquisition and analysis in real-time, emission data bases
and an embedded GIS, simulation and optimisation models with
coverage from local and near-field to regional scales with a
nested grid apporach and several, nested models with different
resolution and scope.
A rule-based expert system for environmental impact assessment,
and a range of decision support tools, including the
multi-criteria optimization of cost-effective emission control
strategies complement the basic simulation models and associated data bases.
PM3: LIFE+ Project (Cyprus)
Particulates Monitoring, Modelling, Management
AirWare Description R5.8 (PDF)
AirWare Short Description (PDF)
Operational on-line prototypes and demos: