LAST’s main objective is the development of a four dimensional measurements mobile laboratory using remote sensing techniques.
This laboratory is using high tech equipment for ground based measurements of pollutants: standardized point monitors; an open path based system that can determine pollutants such as SO2, NO2, NO, O3, VOC using the UV absorption; light detection and ranging based systems that can profile the aerosol optical properties (LIDAR) and an active remote sensing system that can profile chlorophyll based substances, dissolved organic matter in shallow waters and surface oil traces (Fluorescence LIDAR).
I. Development of a four dimensional- measurement laboratory for environmental purposes using remote sensing techniques: by acquiring high performance systems and technologies for this kind of investigations and by training our researchers.
II. Introduction of new optical remote sensing techniques for the quality control systems under ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the purpose of setting new standards recognized by the EU.