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CLOUD Initial Training Network (CLOUD TRAIN)

Objective

The aim of “CLOUD-TRAIN” is to establish a multi-site network of Early Stage Researchers (here predominantly PhD students) and Experienced Researchers at 10 partner institutions across Europe. The role of aerosol nucleation for atmospheric CCN levels, clouds and climate is investigated. The influence of various vapours and ions for aerosol nucleation, growth and cloud processes is studied to significantly improve our understanding of natural and anthropogenic climate forcing as well as feedback mechanisms.
The major focus of the network will be three sets of common experiments on ternary nucleation (ion-induced and neutral) and ion-aerosol-cloud interaction carried out at CERN to which all trainees contribute. These experiments are conducted at the newly established unique aerosol chamber “CLOUD” that is exposed to a CERN ionizing particle beam where the effects of cosmic rays on aerosol and clouds can be efficiently simulated. At the CLOUD chamber nucleation experiments are performed at an unprecedented level of precision and completeness using highly innovative instrumentation.
A comprehensive high quality training programme is set up for the fellows. Additional to the experiments at CERN, they are brought together for network training events such as annual summer schools and workshops for integral data analysis. Courses by world leading experts are taught spanning from general aerosol chemistry and physics to specialized sessions. The summer schools and workshops are specifically tailored to the needs of the trainees and are scheduled in addition to the national PhD programmes of their hosting institutions. Comprehensive transferable skills training is included (e.g. scientific writing, presenting talks, interaction with the media, entrepreneurship, IPR, management). Five network partners are from the private sector (2 full, 3 assoc.). Secondments are planned for each fellow to broaden the experience and to include exposure to another sector.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Coordinator

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristina Wege (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 672 614,80

Participants (9)

ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 688 732,66
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 425 544,91
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Mrs.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 450 729,40
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katariina Vainio-Mattila (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,64
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,64
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Stratmann (Dr.)
IONICON ANALYTIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 251 201,72
Address
Eduard Bodem Gasse 3
6020 Innsbruck

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Armin Hansel (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
TOFWERK AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 224 622,86
Address
Uttingenstrasse 22
3600 Thun

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Knochenmuss (Dr.)