Lucia Mona

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31 Oct 2016

Lucia Mona

Researcher at the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).


Dr. Lucia Mona is a researcher at the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).

Her work has been focused in particular  on exploitation of EARLINET (European Aerosol Research Lidar NETwork) database for comparison/integration with other ground-based and satellite measurements and models and model evaluation/integration studies for peculiar long-range transport cases and for multi-year observation.


She is now the responsible for the EARLINET database  and its link to the ACTRIS data portal within the ACTRIS2 (H2020) project. She is participating in international current projects: ENVRIplus (H2020),GAIA-CLIM (H2020), ECARS (H2020), EUNADICS (H2020).She is now leading the EC-ACTS (Earlinet and Cloudnet - Aerosol and Clouds Teams for Sentinel-5P Validation) ESA validation project.


She is leading the AEROSAT (International Satellite Aerosol Science Network) Working Group on Aerosol Typing. She is member of the Regional Steering Group of the SDS-WAS (Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System) of the WMO.

When: Day 1 - 14th November, Session 4, 14:15 - 15:15 Research Data Management in practice #Part 1

ACTRIS – Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure

Abstract. ACTRIS is the European Research Infrastructure for the observation of aerosol, clouds, and trace gases. The Research infrastructure is composed of observing stations, exploratory platforms, instruments calibration centres, and a data centre and provides access to a large number of services, implemented through its virtual, physical and remote access programme, comprising wide and open access to high-quality information, tools and services through the ACTRIS Data Centre, hands-on access to a large number of ground-based observing platforms and advanced instrumentation, and physical and remote access to thematic calibration centres for instrument testing and development, quality assurance, training and best practices, and international collaboration.


ACTRIS is unique in the EU-RI landscape, providing 4-D integrated high-quality data from near surface to high altitude, relevant for climate and air-quality research. ACTRIS infrastructure data are produced, processed, and quality-controlled according to standard procedures, and properly archived for long-term usage. Innovative data and mature data products and analysis are accessible in timely manner through the centralized virtual services of the ACTRIS Data Centre; metadata and interoperable data are available to improve the services to all users including operational and data management services, public services and authorities, interested in long-term, reliable, high quality data and products, climate and air quality information relevant for decision making and policy development.