Training Opportunity for public authorities

How to implement the revised EU ambient air quality directive?

As part of the European Green Deal, the European Union is revising the air pollution standards to align them more closely with the recommendations of the World Health Organization. The relevant ongoing discussions related to the revision of this Air Quality directive involve Ultra-Fine Particles (UFP), Particle Number Size Distribution (PNSD), Black Carbon (BC), online and offline speciation of Particulate Matter (PM), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Ammonia (NH3), Oxidative Potential (OP) and Methane (CH4). 

IAGOS, ACTRIS, and ICOS are the European atmospheric Research Infrastructure equipped to conduct these measurements with high precision, thereby offering valuable and effective support to public authorities 

The ATMO-ACCESS – an EU H2020 initiative encompassing IAGOS, ICOS and ACTRIS – and RI-URBANS – an EU H2020 project aimed at enhancing monitoring capabilities for urban air pollution evaluation, prediction and abatement of urban air pollution- are inviting expressions of interest. They seek to train public authorities in implementing protocols for measuring novel air quality parameters in accordance  with the revised EU Ambient Air Quality Directive. The call targets public authorities involved in air quality assessments, reporting on air pollution levels, or addressing the health and climate impacts of air pollutants. This call offers a unique opportunity to gain insights and engage with air quality experts from the European research community. Attendance of the webinar is free of charge. 

Programme: 

The training will be organised as 2 online sessions to be held in October 2024:

  • Webinar on UFP and PNSD: Oct. 4, 2024, 10:00-13:00 EEST Athens times.
    • Speakers: Xavier Querol, Andres Alastuey, Ondracek Jakub
  • Webinar on VOCs, PM and BC: Oct. 22, 2024, 14:00-17:00 EEST
    • Speakers: Therese Salameh, Jean-Eudes Petit, Marco Pandolfi

Procedure:

  • Please register your interest at this online form by 19 July.
  • Your application will be screened and selected by ATMO-ACCESS Strategic Access Board.

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