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Pan-European Gas-AeroSol-climate interaction Study

Objective

The Pan-European Gas-AeroSOls-climate interaction Study (PEGASOS) European large scale integrating project brings together most of the leading European research groups, with state-of the-art observational and modeling facilities to:
(1) Quantify the magnitude of regional to global feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and a changing climate and to reduce the corresponding uncertainty of the major ones.
(2) Identify mitigation strategies and policies to improve air quality while limiting their impact on climate change.
The project is organized into four scientific Themes designed to optimize the integration of methodologies, scales, and ultimately our understanding of air quality and climate interactions:
(I) Anthropogenic and biogenic emissions and their response to climate and socio-economy
(II) Atmospheric interactions among chemical and physical processes
(III) Regional and global links between atmospheric chemistry and climate change
(IV) Air quality in a changing climate: Integration with policy
PEGASOS will bridge the spatial and temporal scales that connect local surface-air pollutant exchanges, air quality and weather with global atmospheric chemistry and climate. Our major focus for air quality will be Europe including effects of changes in pollutant emissions elsewhere and the time horizon for the study will be the next 50 years. During the project we will provide improved process understanding in areas of major uncertainty for better quantification of feedbacks between air quality and a changing climate. We will present, for the first time, a fully integrated analysis of dynamically changing emissions and deposition, their link to tropospheric chemical reactions and interactions with climate, and emerging feedbacks between chemistry-climate and surface processes. We will target both local and regional scales, taking into account chemistry and climate feedbacks on the global scale.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project
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Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 729 390
Administrative Contact
Antonia Fardis (Ms.)

Participants (26)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 329 993
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 475 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 025
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bikramjeet Singh (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Magnetto (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 993,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristina Sabbioni (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Bey (Dr.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 334 981
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Almut Arneth (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten Krol (Prof.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 120 400
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colin O'dowd (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eigil Kaas (Prof.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 64 948,80
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Talia Tzahor (Ms.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Pöschl (Dr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 209 838,75
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eiko Nemitz (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Christine Andersson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 226
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 244
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hartmut Herrmann (Prof.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 952
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simone Lantz (Ms.)
AS AIREL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Tahe 4
51010 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matti-Elmar Fischer (Dr.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 999,75
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjorie Rensen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leslie Hollett (Ms.)
Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2515 XP Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjorie Rensen (Ms.)