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Megacities: Emissions, urban, regional and Global Atmospheric POLlution and climate effects, and Integrated tools for assessment and mitigation

Objective

The MEGAPOLI project brings together leading European research groups, state-of-the-art scientific tools and key players from third countries to investigate the interactions among megacities, air quality and climate. MEGAPOLI will bridge the spatial and temporal scales that connect local emissions, air quality and weather with global atmospheric chemistry and climate. The main objectives are: (i) to assess impacts of megacities and large air-pollution hot-spots on local, regional and global air quality, (ii) to quantify feedbacks among megacity air quality, local and regional climate, and global climate change, (iii) to develop improved integrated tools for prediction of air pollution in megacities. In order to achieve these objectives we will: - Develop and evaluate integrated methods to improve megacity emission data; - Investigate physical and chemical processes starting from the megacity street level, continuing to the city, regional and global scales; - Assess regional and global air quality impacts of megacity plumes; - Determine the main mechanisms of regional meteorology/climate forcing due to megacity plumes; - Assess global megacity pollutant forcing on climate; - Examine feedback mechanisms including effects of climate change on megacity air quality; - Develop integrated tools for prediction of megacity air quality; - Evaluate these integrated tools and use them in case studies; - Develop a methodology to estimate the impacts of different scenarios of megacity development on human health and climate change; - Propose and assess mitigation options to reduce the impacts of megacity emissions. We will follow a pyramid strategy of undertaking detailed measurements in one European major city, Paris, performing detailed analysis for 12 megacities with existing air quality datasets and investigate the effects of all megacities on climate. The results will be disseminated to authorities, policy community, researchers and the other megacity stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 373 560
Administrative Contact
Peter Thorsen (Mr.)

Participants (22)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 189 422
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Fardis (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 136,27
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marietta Winkler (Ms.)
ARIANET SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 721,92
Address
Via Gilino 9
20128 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Brusasca (Dr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 709,80
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 460 496,03
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patricia Verwaerde (Ms.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 145 709
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Kukkonen (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 58 283
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arminda Machado (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 98 569,26
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susanne Henningsen (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 130
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 101 996,86
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ola M. Johannessen (Prof.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 174 851,70
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Stohl (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 126 281
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 184 565
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cor Van Norel (Mr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 281,83
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Collins (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 170 070
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Reams-Behboud (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 145 710
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 864,60
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ranjeet Sokhi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 138
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Berrens (Ms.)
ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 19 387
Address
Avenue De La Paix 7 Bis
1211 Geneva 2
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luckson Ngwira (Mr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 19 424
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomas Halenka (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 82 569
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfred Wiedensohler (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 113
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dawn Edwards (Ms.)