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Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution Impacts and Response Strategies for European Ecosystems

Objective

ÉCLAIRE investigates the ways in which climate change alters the threat of air pollution on European land ecosystems including soils. Based on field observations, experimental data and models, it establishes new flux, concentration and dose-response relationships, as a basis to inform future European policies.

Starting with biosphere-atmosphere exchange measurements, ÉCLAIRE quantifies how global warming and altered precipitation will affect emissions of key European primary pollutants (NOx, NH3, VOCs), including interactions with increasing aerosol and hemispheric O3 background concentrations, modifying atmospheric transport and deposition. An ensemble of chemistry transport models will be applied to assess uncertainty in response to harmonized scenarios for climate, emissions and land-use, while high resolution studies will investigate how climate change alters local patterns of pollutant exposure and threshold exceedance.

A network of European experiments for contrasting ecosystems and climates, combined with meta-analysis of unpublished datasets, will quantify how climate change alters ecosystem vulnerability to tropospheric O3 and N deposition, including interaction with increased CO2. Combined with special topics on interactions with N form (wet/dry, NHx/NOy), aerosol-exacerbated drought stress and BVOC self-protection of O3 effects, novel threshold and dose-response approaches will be developed. These will be combined with regional atmospheric and biogeochemical models to estimate interactions and feedbacks on plant/soil carbon stocks, greenhouse gas balance and plant species change.

The new risk assessment chain to be developed will be applied at the European scale, quantifying how projected climate change will alter damage estimates. Combined with economic valuation of ecosystem services, improved integrated assessment modelling will allow a cost-benefit analysis to inform future mitigation and adaptation strategies on air pollution and climate change.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 345 316
Administrative Contact
Mark Sutton (Dr.)

Participants (39)

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Hungary
Address
Varkerulet U. 30A
9600 Sarvar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
László Horváth (Prof.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ben Smith (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 310 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claus Beier (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 412 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wim De Vries (Prof.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 280 001
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Albert Bleeker (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Loreto (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 430 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 227 000
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annie Meurisse (Ms.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Hettelingh (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christof Ammann (Dr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Bergman (Dr.)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
László Horváth (Prof.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Morgano (Mr.)
ODESKIY NACIONALNIY UNIVERSITET IMENI I.I. MECHNIKOVA
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Dvoryanskaya Str 2
65026 Odessa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lyudmila Kalinina (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leon Gonzalo (Prof.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados Martín-Posadillo (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michèle Saumon (Ms.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magnuz Engardt (Dr.)
DRZAVNI HIDROMETEOROLOSKI ZAVOD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Gric 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sonja Vidic (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 384
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Burkhardt (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophia Etzold (Dr.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sacher Corinne (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IN SOIL SCIENCE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Ul Instituskaya 2
142290 Pushchino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Priputina (Dr.)
HOLLAND MICHAEL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
2 New Buildings Whitchurch Hill
RG8 7PW Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Holland (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 60 300
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Jensen (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurens Ganzeveld (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angélique Greindl (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND GENETICS OF BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 21
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Snezhanka Doncheva (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martijn Schaap (Dr.)