|ICAP is an international forum for aerosol forecast centers, remote sensing data providers, and lead systems developers to share best practices and discuss pressing issues facing the operational aerosol community. While the dynamical meteorology community has a well developed protocols and near real-time observing systems to support forecasting, the aerosol community is only beginning to organize. Infrastructure and data protocols need to be developed between operational centers in order to fully support this emerging field.|
MACC-III officially finished on 31 July 2014, but in collaboration with the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission, the MACC-III follow-on was put in place up to April 2015. MACC-III was funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme to ensure that all the service lines and research & development of MACC-II will continue in preparation for the transition to the Copernicus operational phase.
|DIAPASON is a demonstrative and innovative project in the field of air-quality assessment. It deals with the improvement of the existing tools to assess the desert dust contribution to PM levels. In Southern Europe such contribution can often cause the PM10 concentrations in ambient air to exceed the air quality limit values set by the EU Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC. Read more...|
|The AEROCOM project is an open international initiative of scientists interested in the advancement of the understanding of the global aerosol and its impact on climate. A large number of observations and results from more than 14 global models have been assembled to document and compare state of the art modeling of the global aerosol. A common protocol has been established and models are asked to make use of the AEROCOM emission inventories for the year 2000 and preindustrial times.
|West-Asian countries launched the Regional Programme to Combat Sand and Dust Storm, with the purpose to trigger systematic and step-wise collaboration among SDS-affected countries. The program consists of informed and science-based sustained actions to reduce the occurrence, mitigate and control the SDS at the source, transportation paths and the deposition areas. These actions should be accompanied by solid scientific research and actions on the causes, trends and prediction, early warning and preparedness measures.. Read more...