The overall goals of ACCENT are to promote a common European strategy for research on atmospheric composition change, to develop and maintain durable means of communication and collaboration within the European scientific community, to facilitate this research and to optimise two-way interactions with policy-makers and the general public.
More information: www.accent-network.org/farcry_accent
AIR4EU (2004-2006) will provide recommendations on Air Quality assessment by monitoring and modelling for regulated pollutants in Europe.
More information: www.air4eu.nl/index.html
AIR-EIA provides scientific and technical support to all parties involved in or affected by Environmental Impact Assessment studies (EIA) with regard to Air Quality issues (AQ). The project also improves information flow and awareness concerning the EIA issue in all EU countries, leading to a new information market for related multimedia applications.
More information: aix.meng.auth.gr/AIR-EIA/
The CITY-DELTA exercise is open to all interested air quality modelling groups in Europe. It is envisaged to enhance the co-operation between European modelling capabilities at urban and regional level and proposes a common understanding of the benefits and limitations of regional emission control against local measures.
More information: aqm.jrc.it/citydelta/
The overall aim of CLEAR will be to improve our underpinning scientific understanding of urban air pollution and to provide next generation tools for end users and stakeholders to manage the air quality in cities.
More information: www.nilu.no/clear/
ENSEMBLE addresses the problem of achieving a common coherent strategy across European national emergency management when national long-range dispersion forecasts differ from one another during an accidental atmospheric release of radioactive material. ENSEMBLE makes use of new decision-making procedures and web-based tools for real-time reconciliation and harmonization of dispersion forecasts from meteorological and emergency centers across Europe during an accident..
More information: ensemble.ei.jrc.it/index.htm
The European Earth Observation Programme (GMES) provides data useful in a range of issues including climate change and citizen's security. Land, sea and atmosphere – each Earth component is observed through GMES, helping to make our lives safer.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/gmes/index_en.htm
GEMS is developing comprehensive monitoring and forecasting systems for trace atmospheric constituents important for climate and air quality. The systems will provide the basis for value-added data and information services to be developed as part of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative.
More information: http://gems.ecmwf.int/about.jsp
The aim of this project is to develop a refined version of a mesoscale model, MEMO, in order to achieve improved calculation of meteorological variables in a specified mesoscale region, taking into account scale interactions through the various effects of built-up areas within that region. The final outcome of the project will be a far more accurate tool to be used for calculating mesoscale flows over cities to assess air quality. A major step towards the full urbanization of MEMO will be its coupling with a microscale model, MIMO, which is fit for describing microscale effects (e.g. street canyon flows) like those taking place in urban areas.
More information: aix.meng.auth.gr/memico/
MACC is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union and provides the pre-operational atmospheric environmental service of GMES. This service complements the weather analysis and forecasting services provided by European and national organisations by addressing the composition of the atmosphere.
More information: http://www.gmes-atmosphere.eu/
The ultimate objective of the NEEDS Integrated Project is to evaluate the full costs and benefits (i.e. direct + external) of energy policies and of future energy systems, both at the level of individual countries and for the enlarged EU as a whole. In this context NEEDS refines and develops the externalities methodology already set up in the ExternE project, through an ambitious attempt to develop, implement and test an original framework of analysis to assess the long term sustainability of energy technology options and policies.
More information: www.needs-project.org