Monitoring the planet from Earth and Space

GAPMAP: pioneering the future of air quality assessment

GAPMAP mission marks a significant milestone as the first of its kind to be deployed for the assessment of particulate pollution in urban and community areas. With an in-orbit-demonstrator launched by end 2022, the whole constellation composed of 10 cubesats will offer a wealth of data on Earth’s surface, cloud formation and, notably, atmospheric aerosols, contributing vital insights for environmental monitoring and scientific research.


We bring deep expertise in every area of Earth remote sensing


Satellite data provider for atmospheric composition

GAPMAP provides space data for atmospheric characterization, offering customers information on atmospheric composition and surface products.

Remote Sensing consulting

Validations and reports about remote sensing activities such as satellite cal/val, satellite application viability studies, evaluation reports of air quality, etc.

Retrieval software for Earth Observation Remote Sensing

GRASP retrieval algorithm is a totally generalized tool that can be adapted for the inversion of any remote sensing measurement to obtain atmospheric or surface related products.

Development of Satellite product retrieval

Development of a production system: A complete chain from raw data to results, from level 0 to 4, including user interface and all the tools you need to get the most out of the code.

Optical instrument development

Our instrument building team designs and develops advanced remote sensing instruments (polarimeters, spectrometers, TIR sensors...) for ground or space observations.

Air Quality Instruments

GRASP counts with a complete catalog of instruments dedicated to Air Quality purposes covering the well established sampling station to the latest scientific sensors as the Polar Nephelometer.

What is the GRASP Algorithm?

GRASP (Generalized Retrieval of Aerosol and Surface Properties) is the first unified algorithm to be developed for characterizing atmospheric properties gathered from a variety of remote sensing observations
(Dubovik, O. et al., 2014, GRASP: a versatile algorithm for characterizing the atmosphere, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.1201408.005558, doi:

Monitor. Understand.


GRASP EARTH is a startup company that works around algorithms, computer tools and ground-instruments developed by researchers in the area of Environmental Science and Remote Sensing. Our intention is to conceptualize, develop and implement the use of advanced techniques in atmospheric science, particularly in air pollution, that can be used by the broad scientific community and adopted by emitting industries and policy makers. We currently invest our best efforts in deploying our MAP constellation aimed to capture updated polarimeter data. Our purpose is to merge MAP data, ground data and public data through GRASP algorithm to create a synergistic product that enhances data quality.

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