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Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America

Objective

The overall objective of the PAPILA project (Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean) is to establish a sustained network of partners with complementary expertise, which will develop and implement an analysis and forecast system for air quality with downscaling capability for Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC region), and assess the impact of air pollution (background and peaks) on health and on the economy. This forecast system will help decision-makers improve air quality and public health, and avoid the occurrence of acute air pollution episodes, particularly in urban areas.

The project combines an ensemble of state-of-the-art models, high-resolution emission inventories, space observations and surface measurements to provide near real time forecasts and analysis of regional air pollution in the LAC region. To reach this objective, the project will bring together an interdisciplinary team of scientists from Europe, Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela) and the Caribbean (Puerto Rico), and foster synergies between the groups involved in research and service activities. The project will co-develop with users and other stakeholders several products and services of importance for the LAC region. An important objective of the project is to make use of complementary competence to develop innovative ideas, to established sustained partnerships between research groups, to transfer information to the public, to develop educational activities and to create a dialogue with interested stakeholders. Societal impacts, specifically on human health, on crop production, on ecosystems, on the mountain snow cover and on the hydrological cycle as well as the economic benefits of mitigation policies will be assessed. Finally, the planned activities will provide the basis for sustained capacity building actions.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 256 500

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 279 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (9)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
Address
Carrera 30
N/A Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMISION NACIONAL DE ENERGIA ATOMICA
Argentina
Address
Avda. Del Libertador 8250
1429 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN ANDRES
Bolivia
Address
Avenida Villazon 1995, Monoblock Central
N/A La Paz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA
Chile
Address
Avenida Espana 1680
239-0123 Valparaiso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO VENEZOLANO DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Venezuela
Address
Km 11 Carretera Panamericana - Altos De Pipe
1020A Altos De Pipe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO
United States
Address
Universidad De Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras Campus
00931 1790 San Juan Pr
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments