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Transport related Air Pollution and Health impacts – Integrated Methodologies for Assessing Particulate Matter

Objective

TRANSPHORM brings together leading air quality and health researchers and users to improve the knowledge of transport related airborne particulate matter (PM) and its impact on human health and to develop and implement assessment tools for scales ranging from city to Europe. Over four years, TRANSPHORM will aim to develop and implement an integrated methodology to assess the health impacts of PM air pollution covering the whole chain from emissions to disease burden. The objectives will be: (i) To improve our understanding of transport sources of size-resolved and speciated PM air pollution including non-exhaust, shipping, aviation and railways; (ii) To improved emission factors of ultrafine particle number (PN0.1) and mass fractions of PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 for key transport sources; (iii) To conduct targeted measurements in Rotterdam, Helsinki and Thessaloniki for source apportionment, exposure assessment and model evaluation; (iv) To quantify exposure to airborne PM in urban environments resulting from traffic, road, shipping, rail and aviation; (v) To improve and integrate air quality dispersion and exposure models for urban and regional scales including long-range transport; (vi) To develop new concentration-response (CRF) linking long and short-term ambient residential exposure to size-resolved and speciated PM with key health endpoints; (vii) To develop and implement integrated assessment tool to investigate and analyse the whole chain of processes for selected cities and Europe; (viii) To incorporate micro-environmental PM concentrations, time-activity patterns, and estimates of internal dose into the health impact assessment; (ix) To conduct integrated health assessment of selected European cities; (x) To design and implement mitigation and adaptation strategies for European and international policy refinement and development; (xi) To exploit the results of TRANSPHORM through global dissemination and interactions with stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 383 539,05
Administrative Contact
Ranjeet Sokhi (Prof.)

Participants (20)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 938 079
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ertugrul Solak (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 270 000,25
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bert Brunekreef (Prof.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 447 499,03
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruce Denby (Dr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Kukkonen (Prof.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 284,16
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Derkes (Mr.)
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 732
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veerle Vranckx (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 641 605
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Moussiopoulos (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 15 277
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimosthenis Sarigiannis (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 212 845,50
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Scarisbrick (Ms.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 239 999,75
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susanne Lundqvist (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 277 083,42
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 223 512,37
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 814,79
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Ertel (Dr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Per-Olof Larsson (Mr.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 214 738
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Thorsen (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 700
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mike Robinson (Mr.)
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Moergeli
VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Savanoriu 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vidmantas Ulevicius (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 310 105,60
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Berrens (Ms.)
INSTITUT PLANOVANI A ROZVOJE HLAVNIHO MESTA PRAHY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 29 739
Address
Vysehradska 57/2077
128 00 Praha
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Kazmukova (Ms.)