CITYZEN

megaCITY - Zoom for the ENvironment

 Coordinatore METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT 

 Organization address address: HENRIK MOHNS PLASS 1
city: OSLO
postcode: 313

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Skaali
Cognome: Per Helmer
Email: send email
Telefono: -22962953
Fax: -22963003

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Norway [NO]
 Totale costo 3˙959˙273 €
 EC contributo 2˙915˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-09-01   -   2011-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT

 Organization address address: HENRIK MOHNS PLASS 1
city: OSLO
postcode: 313

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Skaali
Cognome: Per Helmer
Email: send email
Telefono: -22962953
Fax: -22963003

NO (OSLO) coordinator 0.00
2    CAIRO UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: AL ORMAN GUIZA
city: GIZA
postcode: 12613

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ahmed Fahmy
Cognome: Yousef
Email: send email
Telefono: 02 10 182 46 08
Fax: 20 2 3571 96 88

EG (GIZA) participant 0.00
3    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Zittel
Email: send email
Telefono: 33145075704
Fax: 33145075819

FR (PARIS) participant 0.00
4    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Franco
Cognome: Prodi
Email: send email
Telefono: 390516000000
Fax: -516399619

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
5    FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

 Organization address address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse
city: JUELICH
postcode: 52425

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Petra
Cognome: Insberg
Email: send email
Telefono: -614739
Fax: -614530

DE (JUELICH) participant 0.00
6    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

 Organization address address: Parc Technologique Alata
city: VERNEUIL EN HALATTE
postcode: 60550

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Fabienne
Cognome: Mathieu-Gouteyron
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 3 44 55 61 90
Fax: + 33 3 44 55 61 60

FR (VERNEUIL EN HALATTE) participant 0.00
7    INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

 Organization address address: Schlossplatz 1
city: LAXENBURG
postcode: 2361

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susan
Cognome: Riley
Email: send email
Telefono: 0043 2236 807-536
Fax: 0043 2236 807-503

AT (LAXENBURG) participant 0.00
8    MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: DUMLUPINAR BULVARI 1
city: ANKARA
postcode: 6800

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Nilgün Nezihe
Cognome: Kubilay
Email: send email
Telefono: (+90-324) 5213434/1253
Fax: (+90-324) 5212327

TR (ANKARA) participant 0.00
9    NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

 Organization address address: Lofos Nymfon
city: ATHINA
postcode: 11810

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sofia
Cognome: Chrisafi
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 3490147
Fax: +30 210 3490140

EL (ATHINA) participant 0.00
10    NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

 Organization address address: Instituttveien 18
city: KJELLER
postcode: 2027

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Heidi
Cognome: Fjeldstad
Email: send email
Telefono: -63897953
Fax: -63898003

NO (KJELLER) participant 0.00
11    PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITY CAMPUS GALLOS
city: RETHIMNO
postcode: 74100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Eva
Cognome: Michelidaki
Email: send email
Telefono: 0030 2810 393 155
Fax: 00302810 393 130

EL (RETHIMNO) participant 0.00
12    PEKING UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: The Summer Palace Road 5
city: BEIJING
postcode: 100871

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Yuan-Hang
Cognome: Zhang
Email: send email
Telefono: 0086-10-62756592
Fax: 0086-10-62751927

CN (BEIJING) participant 0.00
13    RHEINISCHES INSTITUT FUER UMWELT-FORSCHUNG AN DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN E.V.

 Organization address address: AACHENER STRASSE 209
city: KOLN
postcode: 50931

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hermann
Cognome: Jakobs
Email: send email
Telefono: -4002392
Fax: -4002492

DE (KOLN) participant 0.00
14    UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

 Organization address address: Bibliothekstrasse 1
city: BREMEN
postcode: 28359

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susanne
Cognome: Themm
Email: send email
Telefono: ++49 421 218 8612
Fax: -2184927

DE (BREMEN) participant 0.00
15    UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

 Organization address address: Problemveien 5-7
city: OSLO
postcode: 313

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Petter Gøde
Cognome: Hovind
Email: send email

NO (OSLO) participant 0.00
16    UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

 Organization address address: University Road
city: LEICESTER
postcode: LE1 7RH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marie
Cognome: Singer
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 116 223 1799
Fax: +44 116 252 2028

UK (LEICESTER) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'We will determine the air pollution distribution and change in and around hotspots over the last decade from extensive satellite and in-situ observations and we will employ a series of different scale models in order to analyze the impacts of air pollution hot spots on regional and global air quality including potential future changes for various climate scenarios. Focus is on ozone and particulate matter with chemical and physical characterization, and their precursors. The Eastern Mediterranean (Istanbul, Athens, Cairo), the Po Valley, the BeNeLux region, the Pearl River Delta in China (with megacities Guangzhou and Hong Kong) and the hot and polluted European summer 2003 are chosen for intensive case studies. The consortium includes groups from China, Turkey, Greece and Italy, in addition to France, Germany, UK and Norway, with experts on the observations, emission data and models. A set of chemical transport models which connect all the most important spatial and temporal scales will be developed and used to quantify how the observed air pollution arises. The models and emission inventories will be evaluated, errors identified and improved on the urban, regional and global spatial scales. Climate change may cause changes in air pollution in and around hotspots, and hotspot pollution can change precipitation and temperature/albedo. These feedbacks will be studied in scale-bridging model systems based on global climate model scenarios, and in a coupled high resolution chemistry-climate model. The model systems evaluated in the project will be applied to analyse mitigation options in and around hotpots, also taking into account climate change. Best available technologies and sectoral changes will be studied. Several partners have key roles in the technical underpinning of policy. They will ensure that the improved emission inventories, scale-bridging model systems and the systematic observational evidence will have a significant, broad and lasting impact.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

The worldwide trend towards urbanisation has led to a growing number of megacities springing up of 10 million inhabitants or more. These have brought about new environmental problems that impact on local and regional surroundings, which are being investigated by an ongoing project.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Megacities are a hotspot for higher greenhouse gas emissions that can have a devastating impact on the wider environment. An ongoing study called Cityzen is looking into the effect that air pollution has on the local, regional and global environment using satellite and on-site observations. Sixteen partners in eleven countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are involved in the project, which is headed by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Several sites around the world have already been chosen as places to carry out intensive case studies: the East Mediterranean, the Po Valley (Italy), the Benelux region and the Pearl River Delta (China). The project is also looking at the effects of climate change on air quality within megacities.

The study has several linked objectives which aim to act as a scientific basis for air quality legislation and city planning in the future. By understanding air pollution around megacities, the partners hope to estimate the future impact of changes in emissions in relation to increasing urban populations.

The project hopes to gain a better understanding of how megacities influence and are responding to climate change. By analysing the options available to them, the partners hope to diminish the effects of urban air pollution on human health. The partners want to harness the results and methodologies applied during the course of the project and put them into operational use.

Furthermore, by assessing the results of the project the partners want to make suggestions to policy-makers on which mitigation options exist to reduce environmental problems associated with megacities.

The project has already made a number of observations based on global satellite pictures of air pollutants. On-site measurements in the Pearl River Delta, London and Athens are ongoing with a new measurement network being set up in Turkey.

The modelling of the impact megacities have on air pollution has already highlighted hotspots in the East east Mediterranean around Istanbul, Athens and Cairo, as well as the Pearl River Delta in China.

The project has been successfully communicated to the wider public through a number of different platforms, including the project's own website, newspaper articles, conference lectures, various publications and an assessment of megacities being drawn up by the World Meteorological Organisation and the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project.

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