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Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems

Objective

ICARUS will develop innovative tools for urban impact assessment in support of air quality and climate change governance in the EU. This will lead to designing and implementing win-win strategies to improve the air quality and reduce the carbon footprint in European cities. An integrated approach will be used for air pollution monitoring and assessment combining ground-based measurements, atmospheric transport and chemical transformation modelling and air pollution indicators derived from satellite, airborne and personal remote sensing. The ICARUS methodology and toolkit will be applied in nine EU cities of variable size, socio-economic condition and history. Technological and non-technological measures and policy options will be analyzed and proposed to the responsible authorities for air pollution and/or climate change at the city level. Based on the advanced monitoring and assessment tools outlined above, a cloud-based solution will be developed to inform citizens of environment-conscious alternatives that may have a positive impact on air quality and carbon footprint and finally on their health and motivate them to adopt alternative behaviours. Agent-based modelling will be used to capture the interactions of population subgroups, industries and service providers in response to the policies considered in the project. Thus, social and cultural factors, socio-economic status (SES) and societal dynamics will be explicitly taken into account to assess overall policy impact. Our findings will be translated into a web-based guidebook for sustainable air pollution and climate change governance in all EU cities. ICARUS will develop a vision of a future green city: a visionary model that will seek to minimize environmental and health impacts. Transition pathways will be drawn that will demonstrate how current cities could be transformed towards cities with close to zero or negative carbon footprint and maximal wellbeing within the next 50 years.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 931 744,29

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 657 812,50
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 8 771,96
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 400 320,84
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 500
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LANDESHAUPTSTADT STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 000
Address
Schmalestrasse 9-13
70173 Stuttgart
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETAIREIA ANAPTYXIS KAI TOURISTIKIS PROVOLIS ATHINON - ANAPTYXIAKI ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ORGANISMOU TOPIKIS AFTODIOIKISIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 238 750
Address
Xenofontos 7
105 57 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 481 348,63
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENVIROS SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 229 125
Address
Dykova 53/10
101 00 Praha 10
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 434 062,50
Address
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPCOM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 586 437,50
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 16
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARTERIS APOSTOLOS KARTERIS MARIN OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 357 187,50
Address
Agias Anastasias And Laertou
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WISSENSCHAFTLICHE VEREINIGUNG FUR DEN UMWELTSCHULZ IM MITTELMEER - MESAEP
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 328,50
Address
Not Applicable
80913 Munchen
Activity type
Other
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 390 312,50
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
601 77 Brno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 355 401,25
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
TH SOULOS I KYLAFI EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 062,50
Address
Lakki
85400 Leros
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 367 849,53
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments