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2011-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
|Publisher:||Flogen Star OUTREACH|
|ISSN:||2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)|
JRC project has been designed in close collaboration with DG Environment in support to the European Commission’s air quality policy in the framework of the CAFE programme. In particular, the project contributes to the development of new regulations and to the harmonised implementation of the recently adopted Air Quality directives. In support to the European Union Air Quality Policy, project contributes to the provision, the compilation and the critical analysis of scientific evidence for the preparation of new directives or the revision of existing directives. The Cracow project focuses on research for the in-depth understanding of air pollution and the chemical/physical processes, which determine the impact of pollutants on humans and vegetation. This is done through the harmonisation of assessment strategies, organisation of ad-hoc measurement campaigns, the use of dispersion models and the impact assessment of air pollutants on human health and ecosystems. The project supports Action of EU called the European Environment and Health Strategy. Specific Objectives of the Action are: • Harmonisation and standardisation of air quality measurements through the development of reference methods, measurement strategies, and quality assessment programmes, as well as the provision of guidance to Member States for the implementation of air quality directives; • Air Quality Modelling support to the DG Environment CAFE programme, including urban-to-regional scale modelling assessing the impact of emission reductions on the regional scale, as well as the participation in a model intercomparison exercise at the street canyon scale. • Assessment of health effects from air pollution, especially though the co-ordination of the PEOPLE project assessing outdoor, indoor and exposure levels of/to benzene in European capitals, including the validation of new sensors for population and personal exposure assessment and of models dealing with aerosol dynamics and health effects of fine and ultra-fine particles. • Assessment of air pollution concentration and deposition fluxes in agricultural, forest and natural ecosystems for the evaluation of damages to vegetation.