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CLOUD Initial Training Network

Objective

"The aim of the proposed Marie Curie Initial Training Network is to establish a multi-site network of early stage researchers (ESRs, here predominantly PhD students) at 9 partner institiutions across Europe to investigate various aspects of the interactions of cosmic rays with aerosols and clouds, which bears on the possibility of a ""solar indirect"" contribution to climate change. Besides the individual research of the ESRs at their hosting institutions, the major focus of the network will be two sets of common experiments on ion-induced nucleation and ion-aerosol interaction carried out at CERN to which all ESRs contribute. These experiments are conducted at an aerosol chamber that is exposed to a CERN elementary particle beam where the effects of cosmic rays on aerosol and cloud formation can be efficiently simulated. A comprehensive training programme is set up for the network participants. Additional to the experiments at CERN, the trainees are brought together by several network training events such as annual summer schools and workshops. Here, courses and lectures by world leading experts are taught spanning from ""aerosol chemistry and physics"" in general to specialized sessions on subjects such as ""ion-induced aerosol nucleation"" or ""influences of galactic cosmic rays on paleo-climate"". The summer schools and workshops are scheduled in addition to the national PhD programmes of their hosting institutions where a variety of courses is available to the ESRs . The summer schools will include training on complementary skills such as ""writing scientific publications"", ""preparing and presenting talks and seminars"", ""interaction with media"", ""commercializing scientific results"". A multitude of secondments are proposed in which individual ESRs visit other institutions of the network to conduct specific research tasks there that will broaden their research experience and skills."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 560 760
Administrative Contact
Mareike Schmitt (Ms.)

Participants (7)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 296 530
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 224 479
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 420 090
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 134
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 223
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Peter (Ms.)
IONICON ANALYTIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 267 865
Address
Eduard Bodem Gasse 3
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tilmann Maerk (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 208 643
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Edmund Wagner (Prof.)