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Health and environment integrated methodology and toolbox for scenario assessment

Objective

The Commission has for many years supported the development of methods and tools for health impact assessment (HIA) using the impact pathway approach. The main focus has been on outdoor air pollution and health where HIA methods, developed initially through projects such as ExternE and APHEIS, were extended and used to support policy in many applications, notably via cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the CAFE programme of DG Environment. ExternE and other projects (HEARTS, METHODEX, INTARESE) have been extending HIA methods into wider aspects of environment and health, e.g. noise, with local case study applications.

The aim of HEIMTSA is to support policy for evaluating scenarios at the European level in various industry sectors (transport, agriculture, waste disposal etc.). It will do this by:
(i) Extending HIA methods and tools to tackle a wider range of environmental health issues, including pollution from multiple sources and mixtures of pollutants, and
(ii) Applying the methods and tools to baseline and prospective future scenarios Europe-wide in the various sectors.

The focus will include effects on children and the priority health endpoints as identified in the European Environment and Health Action Plan, but it will not be restricted to them. The actual work will involve methods and tools for scenario development, integrated modelling from emissions to exposure, new dose-response functions, monetary valuation, practical applications, demonstration and training. HEIMTSA will include integrally the evaluation of uncertainty, and close integration across disciplines.

Benefits will include:
(i) New integrated methods and tools
(ii) Applications to policy-relevant Europe-wide scenarios and
(iii) New knowledge about which issues of environment and health really matter, and what gaps need to be filled as priority, to enable fully comprehensive evaluations.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Address
Research Park North, Riccarton
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (22)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
Kjeller
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
London
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
NILU POLSKA LTD
Poland
Address
4 Ceglana St.
Katowice
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Niels Henrik Abels Vei 40
0313 Oslo
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
CESKY HYDROMETEOROLOGICKY USTAV
Czechia
Address
Na Sabatce 17
Praha 4
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
METEOROLOGICAL SYNTHESIZING CENTRE - EAST OF THE CO-OPERATIVE PROGRAMME FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE LONG-RANGE TRANSMISSION OF AIR POLLUTANTS IN EUROPE
Russia
Address
Leningradsky Prospekt, 16/2
Moscow
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
Kongens Lyngby
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES (ENPC)
France
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal 6-8, Cite Descartes, Champs Sur Marne
Marne-la-vallee
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 2
Utrecht
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
SWECO GROENER AS
Norway
Address
Fornebuveien 11
Lysaker
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA
Slovakia
Address
Limbova 12
Bratislava
WESTFALISCHE WILHELMS UNIVERSITAT MUNSTER
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
Munster
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queens Drive,
Exeter
KURATORIUM FUER TECHNIK UND BAUWESEN IN DER LANDWIRTSCHAFT.E.V. (KTBL)
Germany
Address
Bartningstrasse 49
Darmstadt
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE)
Finland
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
Helsinki