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Global and regional Earth-system monitoring using satellite and in-situ data

Objective

Fifteen thousand excess deaths in the heat wave of summer 2003 showed that Europe lacks operational capabilities to provide adequate medium-range (3-7 day) & short-range (1-3 day) forecasts for natural disasters involving atmospheric chemistry & dy namics. This proposal, GEMS, will create new European operational capabilities for medium-range & short-range air-chemistry forecasts, through much improved exploitation of satellite data. The GEMS consortium comprises ten regional centres, most with o perational responsibilities for regional air-quality forecasting, ten leading research labs with capabilities & models on all aspects of atmospheric chemistry, two leading European labs, ECMWF with global operational weather capabilities, & the E U's JRC with global diagnostic capabilities. The research teams & ECMWF will develop a global operational medium-range forecast / assimilation capability for dynamics & composition, exploiting all available satellite data. The global forecasts wil l provide key information on long-range transport of air pollutants to the regional forecast models, through the forecast boundary conditions used by the regional systems. The improved regional forecasts will be used by air-quality authorities at city leve l, in dozens of cities across Europe. Based on the best science, the integrated forecast / assimilation capability will provide a powerful monitoring capability for greenhouse gases, reactive gases and aerosols. Sophisticated new inversion methods will be developed to infer surface fluxes of CO2 and other species through use of the surface flask data with the gridded atmospheric fields on transport & composition. The GEMS project will produce global retrospective analyses of the atmospheric dynamics and composition for the troposphere & stratosphere, and will be able to assess the impact of changes both on global & regional scale, examining extremes as well as means. The real-time & retros

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SPACE-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
Address
Shinfield Park
Reading
United Kingdom

Participants (27)

MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Road
Exeter
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
2 Rue Des Canonniers
Lille
ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Wilhelmlnalaan 10
De Bilt
INSTITUT D'AERONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
Address
3 Avenue Circulaire
Brussels
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 24
Helsinki
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
Copenhagen
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
Address
Kaiserleistrasse 29/35
Offenbach
UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliotheksstrasse
Bremen
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
4, Place Jussieu
Paris
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada 6
Athens
METEO-FRANCE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES METEOROLOGIQUES
France
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis, 42
Toulouse
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
KONINKLIJK METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT - INSTITUT ROYAL METEOROLOGIQUE
Belgium
Address
Ringlaan 3
Brussels
ARPA EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
Address
Via Po, 5
Bologna
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Niels Henrik Abels Vei 40
Oslo
RHENISH INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE
Germany
Address
Aachener Strasse 201 -209
Cologne
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, GENERAL DIRECTORATE JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi, 1
Ispra (Va)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET RISQUES
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
Verneuil-en-halatte
CZECH HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
Na Sabatce 17
Prague
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IRELAND
Ireland
Address
Johnstown Castle Estate
Wexford
POLISH INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Poland
Address
Krucza 5/11
Warszawa
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
London
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address

Juelich
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, NEAR DUBLIN (HEREINAFTER CALLED TCD)
Ireland
Address
2 College Green
Dublin
COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31/33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
München