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

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.
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Coordinator

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Address

Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 373 560

Administrative Contact

Peter Thorsen (Mr.)

Participants (22)

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 189 422

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 136,27

ARIANET SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 721,92

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 145 709,80

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 460 496,03

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 145 709

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 58 283

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 98 569,26

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 97 130

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 101 996,86

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 174 851,70

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 126 281

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 184 565

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 126 281,83

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 170 070

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 145 710

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 155 864,60

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 165 138

ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 387

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 19 424

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 82 569

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 59 113

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212520

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 100 621,86

  • EU contribution

    € 3 398 989,27

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark