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Project ID: 294949
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE
Country: Latvia

Final Report Summary - NOCTURNAL ATMOSPHERE (Secondary photochemical reactions and technologies for active remote sensing of nocturnal atmosphere)

The key objective of the “NOCTURNAL ATMOSPHERE” project was to carry out coordinated transfer of knowledge measures between participating teams in the EU, in the Ukraine and Russia with the aim of restoring and strengthening scientific partnership and of developing new collaboration for long lasting synergy, to enhance the level of scientific excellence of participating early stage and experienced researchers. Jointy theoretical exercises and laboratory research were performed in the important field of secondary photochemical reactions in the Earth’s nocturnal and in the development of breakthroughs in application of advanced satellite laser ranging technologies combining laser beam and white light beams in the single ranging telescope for active remote sensing technologies for night-time cartography of the troposphere and stratosphere. In total 125,5 personal months for secondment visits were used: 33 secondment visits were performed by tecnicians, 17 secondment visits were carierd out by early stage researchers and experience researchers participated in 64 secondment visits.
Joint research efforts synergetically amplified knowledge and skills via three types of activities: a)the teams doing research work and technical improvements together on specific work packages; b) participation in various in a transfer of knowledge events like mutual discussions, seminars, workshops and a summer schools; c) design of new project proposals by each partner and in joint efforts as well. In summary joint efforts of the consortium resulted in: 17 publications in peer review journals, 46 reports in 10 International conferencies; 8 project proposals to H2020 calls to ensure sustainability of the Project (One Project proposal for ERC call; one Project proposal to FET-open call, Two Project proposals for MSCA-RISE call, one Project proposal to WIDENING Teaming call and one Project proposal to WIDENING Twinning call, Project proposal to Researchers Nights call, Project proposal to COMPET call).
The Project contributed to emergence of three disruptive innovations project proposals to H2020 SMS instrument calls for Space Technologies topic. The project proposal to the 1st phase call received award of 50000 EUR. Two project proposals to the 2nd phase call were awarded with seals of excellence from European Commission and are pending to be financed from EU Structural funds in Latvia.
The 1st International Conference "Photochemistry of Nocturnal atmosphere, Remote Sensing, Satellite Laser Ranging and Geodynamics", Riga 2014,16–18 October, 2014, was organized complementary with the training course for young researchers:
Adventure of Nocturnal atmosphere: Advances in Remote Sensing, Satellite Laser Ranging and Geodynamics - Riga 2014, 20 – 22 October, 2014.
In summary, implementation of "NOCTURNAL ATMOSPHERE" project strengtened "critical mass" of human capital in the domain - valuable asset for future large scale projects.

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