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HEalth Risk from Environmental Pollution Levels in Urban Systems

Objective

HEREPLUS will: 1) involve coordination among epidemiologists, biostatisticians, environmental scientists, GIS specialists in order to realize the full potential of GIS technology in environmental health research; 2) develop risk maps relating to human health, and O3 and PM concentrations using the ArcGis approach, taking into account existing and validated epidemiological models, for selection of important and problematic large European urban areas such as Rome, Madrid, Dresden, Athens; 3) improve the knowledge of the potential role of different urban vegetation types for mitigating the O3 and PM pollution levels, and provide best practices regarding the selection of no-VOCs emitting species and management of large green areas located in different neighbouring urban areas; 4) furnish guidelines for municipal managers and administrators deputed to establish urban-environmental measures which combine risk maps, urban vegetation as a sink for ozone and PM, and minimization of sanitary costs, all based on results and knowledge achieved by the project activities as a whole. These guidelines will take the form of best practices recommendations and designs for municipal laws that may be used as a base-line for municipal administrations; 5) disseminate guidelines and best practice indications at a European level, through international workshops and a conclusive report. Specific cardio-respiratory disease, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD exacerbation, ischemic heart disease, and the morbidity and mortality for these diseases, associated to O3 and PM, will be considered in HEREPLUS. HEREPLUS will produce the above mentioned risk maps starting from pre-existent environmental and health data, by development of new epidemiological and statistical approach, also in support for the implementation of Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) initiative and the Environment and Health Action Plan.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/pneumology/asthma
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /social sciences/law
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

SAPIENZA INNOVAZIONE CONSORZIO
Address
Viale Regina Elena 295 Pal Uff Complesso Regina Elena
00161 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 227 176,47
Administrative Contact
Marina Busi (Dr.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 336 390,88
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Grippo (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 636,10
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 145 520
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eric Cremer (Mr.)
ACADEMY OF ATHENS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 111 986,20
Address
Panepistimiou Ave. 28
10679 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panos Ligomenides (Prof.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 960,52
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angel Goya Castroverde (Dr.)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 71 224,55
Address
Dr Subotica, 8
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Slavica Petricevic (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 618,83
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Rigby (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 550
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivo Allegrini (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 773
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Flora De Pablo Davila (Dr.)