The Region of Crete is another Regional Governing body, which chooses GET’s solutions over time and specifically invests systematically in the development and expansion of the Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GIS), through vertical applications such as GET AIR.
The scope of the new project is the provision of digital services and the formation of the necessary digital infrastructure, in order to carry out integrated monitoring and integrated management of atmospheric pollution, which the Region of Crete wishes to carry out, while simultaneously covering the strategic goals that have been set for Electronic Government in national and European level. The Region of Crete implements the approved Air Pollution Action Plan on the island (CRETE PLANS), which has been developed in collaboration with the University of Crete and the Polytechnic of Crete and is implemented through the development and operation of a network of 5 air quality monitoring stations in the island. The supply of all the equipment has been financed by the EP “Crete 2014-2020” and has been completed. The network for monitoring air pollution in the Region of Crete consists of two full urban stations in the cities of Heraklion and Chania, a peri-urban station in Heraklion and the equipment with additional analyzers in two existing stations in Akrotiri Chania and Finokalia Lasithi. All stations are currently in full operation.
The scope of the project is the creation of an Air Quality Monitoring System in the Region of Crete, which will include an interface with the existing air pollution measurement stations, central storage and organization of the measurements, a web application for monitoring the quality of the atmosphere and a forecast application for air pollution, which will be based on the use of the prognostic data of the European Copernicus Observatory and specifically on the CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) data. The air quality monitoring system will give access and present the data of the monitoring stations, in a simple and understandable way and in the form of interactive graphs and maps.