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Pollutants and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - understanding gas-gas and gas-solid interactions towards a cleaner atmosphere

Objective

ATMOS denotes a consortium of eleven scientific institutions, six beneficiaries and five partners which main objective is to establish a collaborative effort for the study of scientific problems related to the atmosphere pollution elements, with an emphasis on training students in atmospheric sciences. This project points to: 1) create a network of highly qualified multidisciplinary researchers which strengthens the collaboration among researchers from EU and third countries; 2) develop novel approaches aiming at characterizing the atmospherical pollutants and their interactions, and communicating the results to the general public; 3) share and disseminate scientific information which contributes to atmosphere pollutants detection and the development of innovative gas capture techniques; 4) enhance the academic prospects of the participants, in particular, of female researchers from third countries. ATMOS provides a novel multifaceted approach. The key advances are highlighted in three scientific packages. The main novelties of the project are: a) The spectroscopic description of rather complex uncharacterized organic volatil compounds focused to their detection by the large scale and local instruments; b) the study of reactive processes to understand in detail the connection between VOCs and atmospheric radicals and to describe the relevant role of radicals; c) the exploitation of some pollutants as reagents towards the preparation of innovative materials, contributing to the reduction of their presence in the environment. ATMOS employs laboratory techniques for spectroscopy and molecular fluid dynamics, atmosphere simulation chambers, and technical tools (air monitoring station or synthesis of new capture materials), combined with quantum chemical calculations and theoretical developments. Secondments and networking activities, such as two workshops, a winter school, and an international conference, are designed to facilitate the interdisciplinary work.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 349 600

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE HUELVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 200
Address
Calle Dr Cantero Cuadrado 6
21071 Huelva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 101 200
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DU LITTORAL
France
EU contribution
€ 105 800
Address
Place De L Yser 1
59375 Dunkerque
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 600
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V DE RABAT
Morocco
Address
Avenue Des Nations Unies Agdal
10080 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET LA TECHNOLOGIE HOUARI BOUMEDIENE
Algeria
Address
Route De L Universite
16311 Alger
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Av Alemania 01090
4810101 Temuco
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEFEI INSTITUTES OF PHISICAL SCIENCES CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Dongpudao 350
230031 Hefei
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHONGQING UNIVERSITY
China
Address
No.174 Sha Zheng Street
400044 Chongqing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments