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Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS (RI-URBANS)

Objective

RI-URBANS aims to demonstrate how Service Tools (STs) from atmospheric Research Infrastructures (RIs) can be adapted and enhanced to better address the challenges and societal needs concerning air quality (AQ) in European cities and industrial hotspots. RI-URBANS responds to urgent needs to substantially reduce air pollution across EU by providing enhanced AQ observations in support of advanced AQ policy assessment. We develop and enhance synergies between AQ Monitoring Networks (AQMNs) and RIs in the atmospheric domain and combine advanced science knowledge and innovative technologies to develop pilot STs. These will enhance the AQMNs capacity to evaluate, predict and support policies for abating urban air pollution. RI-URBANS deploys tools and information systems in the hands of citizens and communities to support decision-making by AQ managers and regulators. The focus is on ambient nanoparticles and atmospheric particulate matter, their sizes, constituents, source contributions and gaseous precursors. RI-URBANS will evaluate novel AQ parameters, source contributions, and their associated health effects to demonstrate the European added value of implementing such STs. The project builds on existing initiatives for advanced research-driven AQ observations at supersites from European cities to provide the innovative AQ STs. Five implemented pilots in 9 cities will demonstrate the ability to integrate complementary STs in AQMNs and data management using FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) principles. RI-URBANS will address all aspects of sustainability, including efficient curation, preservation and provision of access to data, training and capacity building, and how the use of tools will be secured in the future. Finally, upscaling and sustainability will be provided to the offered AQMNs-RIs interoperable services, using advanced instrumentation, modelling, source apportionment, integrated citizens observatories and mobile measurements.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-6
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 042 000

Participants (27)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 763 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 699 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 435 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 448 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 410 000
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 329 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 379 000
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 000
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 237 000
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 332 000
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 134 000
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU OPTOELECTRONICA INOE 2000
Romania
EU contribution
€ 287 000
Address
Atomistilor Street 409
RO77125 Magurele
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Leninskie Gory
119992 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Universitetskaya Nab 7/9
199034 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTIONOF SCIENCE ST. PETERSBURG FEDERALRESEARCH CENTER OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
14 Liniya 39
199178 St Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments