Physical sciences, Earth sciences
Air quality and climate change in focus
A research network is being set up between Chinese and EU research institutions to advance our knowledge of air quality and climate change.
Climate change and air pollution are two of the most pressing social
challenges today, and their relationship to each other is a complex one.
To address these problems, decision makers require comprehensive and
scientifically sound information about the air we breathe.
With this in mind, the EU is funding the 'Fate and impact of
atmospheric pollutants' (AMIS) project, which aims to establish a
research network that focuses on the study of air quality in a changing
Fourteen partners make up this new consortium: nine from EU Member
States and five from China. These research centres contribute skills in
field monitoring, laboratory measurement and software modelling.
AMIS is enabling research into atmospheric chemistry with a focus on
persistent air pollutants, precursors of radicals and the sources,
transformations and effects of aerosols, both natural and man-made.
Altogether, this research aims at laying a scientific sound basis for
On top of these research activities, AMIS consortium members will
participate in workshops, training programmes and international staff
exchanges. Overall, the project will promote global collaboration on
atmospheric studies and address the looming challenge of climate change.
last modification: 2015-02-13 09:16:03