Past Projects

The European Integrated project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions, EUCAARI, brings together the leading European research groups, state-of-the-art infrastructure and key players from third countries to investigate the role of aerosol on climate and air quality.

The MEGAPOLI project brings together leading European research groups, state-of-the-art scientific tools and key players from third countries to investigate the interactions among megacities, air quality and climate. MEGAPOLI will bridge the spatial and temporal scales that connect local emissions, air quality and weather with global atmospheric chemistry and climate.

ATMOPACS (Atmospheric Organic Particulate Matter, Air Quality and Climate Change Studies) is proposing an innovative new approach for the description of OA in both chemical transport and climate models that will be able to overcome the challenges posed by the chemical complexity of OA while capturing its essential features. The proposed framework is based on the two-dimensional representation of the OA in the volatility oxygen content“coordinate system.

The Pan-European Gas-AeroSOls-climate interaction Study (PEGASOS). This European large scale integrating project brings together most of the leading European research groups, with state-of the-art observational and modeling facilities, to quantify the magnitude of regional to global feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and a changing climate and to reduce the corresponding uncertainty of the major ones. Also PEGASOS aim is to identify mitigation strategies and policies to improve air quality while limiting their impact on climate change.