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MARine atmospheric Science Unravelled: Analytical and mass spectrometric techniques development and application

Objective

MARSU is a collaborative (4 Member States , including one participant from the non-academic sector, and six Third Countries from South America, Africa and Asia) with the goal of gaining new knowledge and reducing the uncertainty about the effect of aerosols deriving from the air-sea exchange on climate and atmospheric composition connected to air pollution. The results from this key interdisciplinary project will have impact on current and future industrial and legislative developments.
Aerosols and clouds have been identified as one of the largest uncertainties in our understanding of the atmospheric and the climate system. In this context, the MARSU team will conduct experiments in dedicated set-ups throughout the member organisations; combined with efforts in the field to determine the organic composition of aerosol particles and its evolution in the Marine Boundary Layer (MBL) and to come up with a revised picture of the effect of sea salt aerosols on climate. Major gaps of knowledge exist in relation to the organic matter present in aerosol particles, which originates from the organic microlayer at the surface of the ocean. The characterization of the organic content of the aerosol particles, the evolution of the chemical and physical properties, interaction with air pollution and effects on climate-related topics form the foci of this proposal.
The MARSU consortium brings together world-leading expert scientists conducting cutting-edge laboratory, simulation chamber studies, field sampling and analysis, analytical method development, and modelling studies. A comprehensive and integrated approach to the development of researchers in the key areas of atmospheric science and their link to the oceans and climate is essential to support industrial and legislative development.
MARSU will benefit from the strong involvement of a full partner from the private sector who will host researchers and develop research in close collaboration in other MARSU’s partners

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 504 000

Participants (4)

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 459 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
IONICON ANALYTIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Eduard Bodem Gasse 3
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA E GEOFISICA
Cape Verde
Address
Espargos Ilha Do Sal
Espargos
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V DE RABAT
Morocco
Address
Avenue Des Nations Unies Agdal
10080 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUDAN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Handan Road 220
200433 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SHANDONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Shanda Nanlu 27
250000 Jinan Shandong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Jimei Avenue 1799
361021 Xiamen
Activity type
Research Organisations