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Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure Network

Objective

Climate change is for a large part governed by atmospheric processes, in particular the interaction between radiation and atmospheric components (e.g. aerosols, clouds, greenhouse and trace gases). Some of these components are also those with adverse health effects influencing air quality. Strengthening the ground-based component of the Earth Observing System for these key atmospheric variables has unambiguously been asserted in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and Thematic Strategy on air pollution of the EU. However, a coordinated research infrastructure for these observations is presently lacking. ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research InfraStructure Network) aims to fill this observational gap through the coordination of European ground-based network of stations equipped with advanced atmospheric probing instrumentation for aerosols, clouds and short-lived trace gases.
ACTRIS is a coordinated network that contributes to: providing long-term observational data relevant to climate and air quality research produced with standardized or comparable procedures; supporting transnational access to large infrastructures strengthening collaboration in and outside the EU and access to high quality information and services to the user communities; developing new integration tools to fully exploit the use of atmospheric techniques at ground-based stations, in particular for the calibration/validation/integration of satellite sensors and for the improvement of global and regional-scale climate and air quality models. ACTRIS supports training of new users in particular young scientists in the field of atmospheric observations and promotes the development of new technologies for atmospheric observation of aerosols, clouds and trace gases through close partnership with SMEs.
ACTRIS will have the essential role to support integrated research actions in Europe for building the scientific knowledge required to support policy issues on air quality and climate change.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 668 577,60
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Lapenna (Dr.)

Participants (28)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 079 858
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Rochet (Mr.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 479 920
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paal Berg (Mr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 605 936
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 521 708
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 404 861
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 503 882
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Wandinger (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 276 281
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Sutter (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 804
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adam Bell (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 678
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valentí Guasch (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 409
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Claudia Piltz
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 94 176
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik Swietlicki (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 136 058,20
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez-Arroyo (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 332 580
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roger Sweetman (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 136 536
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eiko Nemitz (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 329 423
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Fardis (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 142 785
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
EU contribution
€ 404 619
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicole Riß (Ms.)
B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 76 608
Address
Nezavisimosti Ave 68
220072 Minsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anatoli Chaikovsky (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 82 925
Address
Tzarigradsko Shose 72
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jordan Stamenov (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 70 364
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hanna Pawlowska (Prof.)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE FISICHE DELLA MATERIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicola Spinelli (Prof.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR OPTOELECTRONICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 91 000
Address
Atomistilor Street 409
RO77125 Magurele
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Doina Nicoleta Nicolae (Dr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 649
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Wiegner (Dr.)
CESKY HYDROMETEOROLOGICKY USTAV
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 82 400
Address
Na Sabatce 17
14306 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milan Vana (Dr.)
PANNON EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 52 333
Address
Egyetem U 10
8200 Veszprem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helga Fischer Pölös (Ms.)
INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 45 800
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martine De Maziere (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 000,20
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Calvo (Ms.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 127 829
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)