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Atmospheric composition change: A European network

Atmospheric composition change: A European network

Objective

Changes in atmospheric composition directly affect many aspects of life, determining climate, air quality and atmospheric inputs to ecosystems. In turn, these changes affect the fundamental necessities for human existence: human health, food production, ecosystem health and water. Atmospheric composition change research is therefore fundamental for the future orientation of Europe's Sustainable Development strategy. The overall goals of ACCENT are to promote a common European strategy for research on atmospheric composition change, to develop and maintain durable means of communication and collaboration within the European scientific community, to facilitate this research and to optimise two-way interactions with policy-makers and the general public. ACCENT will establish Europe as an international leader in atmospheric composition change research, able to steer research agendas through its involvement in major international programmes. ACCENT furthermore aims to become the authoritative voice in Europe on issues dealing with atmospheric composition change and sustainability. The ACCENT joint research programme focuses on aerosols, biosphere-atmosphere interaction and transport and transformation of pollutants and it also looks for new partnership in economic and Earth System analysis. Integration will be achieved by creating common facilities and activities including: dedicated interactive web portal, models, data-bases, measurement platforms, training and education opportunities, quality assurance procedures and facilities, integrated assessment and synthesis of scientific results and an interface with the general public. The excellence and the commitment of the ACCENT Partnership guarantee an effective and durable integration of the European atmospheric composition change research and that it becomes a pillar of the European Research Area.'

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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma

Italy

Administrative Contact

Sandro FUZZI (Dr)

Participants (42)

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DG JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Austria

UNIVERSITÄT FÜR BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

INSTITUT D'AÉRONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

RISØ NATIONAL LABORATORY

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

METEO FRANCE

France

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FÜR TROPOSPHÄRENFORSCHUNG

Germany

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN

Germany

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF VESZPRÉM

Hungary

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

Ireland

UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA

Latvia

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Norway

INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Poland

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Spain

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Netherlands

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY)

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI URBINO "CARLO BO"

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO

Finland

FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Finland

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

PLANBUREAU VOOR DE LEEFOMGEVING (NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY)

Netherlands

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)

Denmark

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

INSTITUT UNIVERSITAIRE KURT BOESCH

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505337

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 220 000

  • EU contribution

    € 11 220 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy