Current Projects

EUROCHAMP-2020 aims at further integrating the most advanced European atmospheric simulation chambers into a world-class infrastructure for research and innovation. The project is composed by a coordinated set of networking activities, which deliver improved chamber operability across the infrastructure, as well as standard protocols for data generation and analysis. Trans-national access is provided to sixteen different chambers and four calibration centres, becoming the core of the project. Joint research activities enhance the capability of the infrastructure to provide improved services for users. Cooperation with the private sector a fundamental pillar of the project, and it is necessary to exploit the innovation potential of the infrastructure by supporting development of scientific instruments, sensor technologies and de-polluting materials. Overall, EUROCHAMP-2020 has the goal to significantly enhance the capacity for exploring atmospheric processes and ensure that Europe retains its place in atmospheric simulation chamber researarch.

 

The Center for Air, Climate, and Energy Solutions is a new collaborative research center at Carnegie Mellon University created through a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency. Issues like shale gas development, electric car subsidies, and power plants of the future raise air and and climate questions that require integrated thinking. The new Center will bring together experts to arrive at the best decisions.

In the center, experts and researchers will:

  • Measure air pollutant concentrations across the country to improve the health of vulnerable populations.
  • Develop and disseminate tools for scientists, policy makers, and citizens to predict the health impacts and social a costs of air pollution.
  • Evaluate the impact of future scenarios for electricity, transportation, and urban development on air quality and human health.
  • Quantify regional variation in mortality, heart disease, and other health conditions due to air pollution using novel national exposure and health data.
The ultimate goal is to create a cleaner, healthier environment.