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EUropean Supersites for Atmospheric Aerosol Research

Objective

The objective of the project EUSAAR is the integration of measurements of atmospheric aerosol properties performed in a distributed network of 20 high quality European ground-based stations. This integration contributes to a sustainable and reliable operational service in support of policy issues on air quality, long-range transport of pollutants and climate change. The project will be coordinated by CNRS in Clermont-Ferrand and activity leaders are world-recognized experts in the field of aerosol research.

The lack of coordination programs for non-regulated measurements of aerosol properties is considered a major gap in Earth Observation that urgently needs to be filled. The objective of the networking activities is to ensure most efficient use of available resources by:
1- harmonization and validation of current measurement of particle optical, physical and chemical properties performed at Supersites as these are critical to ensure their scientific value (N2, N3, N4);
2- centralization of the validated measurements in a common data base accessible to all users (N5);
3- spreading well practices and disseminate information on new protocols both within and outside the project.

Trans-National Access (TA1-TA11) is provided for 11 Supersites with long record of international access, outstanding instrumentation for atmospheric research and highly relevant long-term monitoring data series. The joint research activities have the common objectives to develop affordable and sustainable solutions to improve monitoring strategies and products that will advance up-to-date data reporting across Europe. This concerns retrieval of the aerosol column with a novel technology (JRA1), development of a new generation of humidity-controlled instruments (JRA2) and new methodologies for real-time acquisition of aerosol parameters (JRA3). A major concern of EUSAAR is that activities consolidate current observation efforts and ensure their continuation beyond the present project.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INFRASTRUCTURES-5
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Funding Scheme

IA-I3 - Integrating activities implemented as Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
2 Avenue Albert Einstein
1335 69609 Villeurbanne Cedex
France

Participants (20)

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi, 200
Brussels
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6070 Delft
LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR TROPOSPHERIC RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Permoserstr. 15
Leipzig
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
100 Kjeller
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsingin Yliopisto
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
University Campus, Gallos
Rethymmon
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS (FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE)
Finland
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
503 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF PANNONIA
Hungary
Address
Egyetem 10.
158 Veszprem
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS AS CR, V.V.I.
Czechia
Address
Rozvojova 135
Prague 6
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAT HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
Heidelberg
INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY, BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Tsarigradsko Chaussee Blvd., 72
Sofia
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham
CENTER FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Lithuania
Address
Savanoriu 231
Vilnius
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
C/ Serrano 117
Madrid
HOFFMANN MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Schlossstrasse 32
None Rauenberg