LIFE09 ENV/CY/000252 PM3
Particulates Monitoring, |
PM3: Particulates Monitoring, Modelling, Management
LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance 2009, CY/000252:
The project will bridge the gap between research (based largely on the results
of the EUREKA EUROENVIRON project E!3266 WEBAIR
The proposed project addresses
Taking advantage of these research result and operational prototypes, their integration into an innovate environmental management information system for air quality management can demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach by quantitative comparison of the baseline air quality and level of compliance from the reference year, with a range of emission control strategies, measures and policies.
A major component of the project's demonstration character is the web based public environmental information system, which is accessible as a demonstrator world wide, and will be cross-linked with the numerous communities on-line in Cyprus.
The PM3 results however should be specifically relevant for countries, regions and communities of the Mediterranean region with similar climate, land use and vegetation, and thus comparable problems for which the solutions found will be equally applicable. A dedicated dissemination activity will build the network of contacts for a targeted networking beyond publicly accessible web publication of the demonstrator.
The proposed project uses the specific problem situation of Cyprus as the focus of its demonstration activities. However, the project aims at a much wider uptake of its results in Southern Europe, for similar climatic, land cover, and edaphic conditions. Evaluating local versus long-range air pollutants, it necessarily must focus on trans-national cooperation, which will be addressed in the Dissemination ACTION A09, including an international stakeholder workshop towards the end of the project. The proposed extension of the European level EMEP emission data set developed and maintained under the convention on long-range transport of air pollutants will benefit all other European activities that utilize this data set, and close coordination with EMEP (www.emep.int and www.ceip.at) is planned.
At the same time, the project will exploit the results and tools from international (EUREKA E!3266 WEBAIR and FP 6) RTD projects, which is open for new partners to join and thus benefit from this project and its actions as well.