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Global Mercury Observation System

Objective

The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop a coordinated global observation system for mercury able to provide temporal and spatial distributions of mercury concentrations in ambient air and precipitation over land and over surface waters at different altitudes and latitudes around the world. This will then provide high quality data for the validation and application of regional and global scale atmospheric models, to give to governments, national and international organisations and stakeholders a firm basis for future policy development and implementation. Specific objectives of the proposed project are (a) to establish a Global Observation System for Mercury (GMOS) able to provide ambient concentrations and deposition fluxes of mercury species around the world, by combining observations from permanent ground-based stations, and from oceanographic and tropospheric measurement campaigns; (b) to validate regional and global scale atmospheric mercury modelling systems able to predict temporal variations and spatial distributions of atmospheric mercury entering to and re-emitted from terrestrial and aquatic receptors; (c) to evaluate and identify source-receptor relationships at country scale and their temporal trends for current and projected scenarios of mercury emissions from anthropogenic and natural sources; (d) to develop interoperable tools to allow the sharing of observational and models output data produced by GMOS. The overarching goal of GMOS is to support the achievement of goals set by the GEO / GEOSS, and specifically of the GEO Task HE-09-02d and contribute to the advancement of our scientific understanding in the nine Societal Benefit Areas (SBA) established in GEOSS. The proposed project will rely on the results and knowledge acquired in the framework of past EU projects (i.e., MAMCS, MOE, MERCYMS) and international programs (i.e., UNECE TF HTAP; UNEP F&T partnership area).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP-SICA - Large-scale integrating project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 388 080
Administrative Contact
Nicola Pirrone (Prof.)

Participants (23)

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 415 708
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paal Berg (Mr.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 694 461
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 363 490
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Darko Korbar (Mr.)
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 202 200
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Del Carmen Diéguez (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 164 351
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie-Jose Clement (Ms.)
INSTITUUT VOOR TOEGEPASTE TECHNIEK
Suriname
EU contribution
€ 132 200
Address
Leysweg 68 Building 16 Room 57/58
Paramaribo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dennis Christiaan Wip (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 792
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlo Barbante (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 179 144
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bente Nørlem (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 708 675
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Roeskam (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
EU contribution
€ 317 445
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leslie Hollett (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 98 060
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 148 200
Address
Guanshui Road 46
550002 Guiyang
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xinbin Feng (Prof.)
ASSOCIACAO DOS PESQUISADORES DO EXPERIMENTO DE GRANDE ESCALA DA BIOSFERA-ATMOSFERA NA AMAZONIA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 224 200
Address
Rodovia Presidente Dutra Km 39
12530-000 Cachoeira Paulista
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yara Ferreira (Ms.)
METEOROLOGICAL SYNTHESIZING CENTREEAST*MSC-EAST MSC-E
Russia
EU contribution
€ 216 373
Address
Krasina Pereulok 16/1
123056 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marina Varygina (Ms.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 862
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marietta Winkler
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 254 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernd Manfred Gawlik (Dr.)
ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI
India
EU contribution
€ 205 400
Address
Sardar Patel Road
600025 Chennai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ramesh Ramachandran (Prof.)
South African Weather Service
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 71 000
Address
Private Bag X097
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Brunke (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA E GEOFISICA
Cape Verde
EU contribution
€ 131 000
Address
Espargos Ilha Do Sal
Espargos
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anete Almeida De Brito (Ms.)
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 91 134
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Egils Bogans (Mr.)
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 141 063
Address
Universitetskaya Nab 7/9
199034 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikolay Mashyanov (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 258 230
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Westerlund (Ms.)