International Cooperation (Collaborators and End-Users)

MEGAPOLI will particularly benefit from the participation of non-European international collaborators who are playing a key role in this field (letter of commitments are included in Appendix 3). These scientists are part of existing collaborative projects with MEGAPOLI partners, stated in parenthesis below. The roles are summarised below and provide significant added value for Europe (see Table 2.4 and Table 2.5).

Table 2.4: MEGAPOLI (non-funded by EC) non-European international scientific collaborators/partners.


#

Institute

PIs

Role

Contribution

I1 UI-CGER (USA) Greg Carmichael Research WP1, (TNO, emissions modelling), WP7 links to non-European megacities and GURME, and WP8
I2 US EPA-AMD (USA) Jason Ching, Kenneth Schere Research Via collaboration with the CIRAQ project managed by US EPA and NOAA (Regional climate and air quality over N America) as part of WP2, within emission inventories (WP1), megacity morphology databases (WP2) and measurements (WP3).
I3 YU-amDAL (Canada) Jacek Kaminiski, John C. McConnell Research Megacity plume case study (WP3), megacity air quality (WP4), and regional and global atmospheric composition and climate (WPs45and 6).
I4 MCE2 (USA) Luisa Molina Research Contribute with emission inventories (WP1) and measurements (WP3) , and air pollution assessment and mitigation (WP8) for Mexico City,
I5 SJSU (USA) Robert Bornstein Research Urban coastal climate; Urban impact on regional climate; Concurring: global warming and local cooling in coastal environment (WP6); Air pollution in coastal urban environment; Heat islands. (WP2)
I6 ASU (USA) H.J.S. Fernando Research Urban climate in a valley (ventilation due to slope winds), socio economical aspects, problems of rapidly growing Megacity (WP2)
I7 NSoEES (USA) Gabriel Katul Research Responsibilities / interests: A theoretical model and observations of turbulence in urban canopy (WP2).
I8 UoC-ESRL (USA) Georg Grell Research Regional and global modelling using WRF/Chem (WP5)
I9 IIT (India) Bhola Ram Gurjar Research Emissions (WP1) and megacity air quality modelling (WP4) for Indian megacities.
I10 GKSS (Germany) Volker Matthias Research Detailed ship emissions (WP1) and regional PAH modelling (WP5)
I11 US EPA-AR (USA) Terry K. Keating Research Contribute with emissions (WP1) and monitoring for (WP3) USA.
I12 AIT (Thailand) Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh Research Modeling (WP4) and measurements (WP3) for Asian cities (e.q. the 6 cities included in AIRPET)
I13 IIT-B (India) Verindra Sethi Research Air pollution control, Implementation case study (WP7)
I14 SJSU (USA) Robert Bornstein Research Urban air pollution and regional feedbacks, New York plume study
  1. UI-CGER: University of Iowa, Centre for global and regional Environmental Research
  2. US EPA-AMD: US-Environmental Projection Agency, Atmospheric Model Development Branch
  3. YU-amDAL: York University-Atmos. Mod. & Data Assimilation Laboratory
  4. MCE2: Moline Center for Energy and the Environment.
  5. SJSU: San Jose State University, Department of Meteorology.
  6. ASU: Arizona State University, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Program.
  7. NSoEES: Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University.
  8. UoC-ESRL: University of Colorado, Earth Systems Research Systems (CIRES)
  9. IIT: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Department of Civil Engineering
  10. GKSS: GKSS-Research Centre, Institute for Coastal Research
  11. US EPA-AR: : US-Environmental Projection Agency, Air and Radiation.
  12. AIT: Asian Institute of Technology
  13. IIT-B : Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  14. San Jose State University, USA
 

Table 2.5: End-Users involved in the MEGAPOLI (letters of commitments are included in Appendix 2)


#

Institute

PIs

Role

Contribution

E1 MSU (Russia) N. Kasimov End User Provide data for case studies (WP3), and air pollution assessment and forecasting strategies (WP8) for Moscow (WP8).
E2 SRMC (China) Tang Xu End User Monitoring, modelling  and impact assessment, integrated tools and implementation for Shanghai (WP7)
E3 ITU (Turkey) Selahattin Incecik End User Provide data for Istanbul (WP3), integrated tools applications (WP7), and incorporate in improved methodology from MEGAPOLIS into their studies.
E4 GLA (UK) Sarah Legge End User Make emission inventories for London (WP1), air quality mitigation, policy options and assessment for London (WP8).
E5 HRCRF (Russia) Roman Vilfand End User Provide data for case studies to improve UAQIS (WP3), and air pollution assessment and forecasting strategies (WP7-8) for Moscow and other cities.
E6 KMSA (Ukraine) Eugine Gayev End User Air pollution mitigation, policy options and impact assessment for the fast growing city Kiev (WP8)
E7 AIRPARIF (France) Philippe Lameloise End User Emission inventory (WP1) and measurements (WP3) for Greater Paris region.
E8 CU (Egypt) M.M. Abdel Wahib End User Measurements from Cairo city (WP3), use the results from MEGAPOLI in air pollution assessment, prediction and mitigation strategies for Cairo.
E9 DEEEE (France) Eric Vindimian End User Air pollution mitigation, policy options (WP8) and impact assessment for Paris (WP3)
E10 PUCC (Chile) H. Jorquera End User Air pollution mitigation, policy options, modelling (WP8) and impact assessment for Santiago de Chile
E11

RSHU (Russia) L. Karlin End User Case studies (WP3), and air pollution assessment and forecasting strategies (WP8) for St.Petersburg
E12
AEROCOSMOS
(Russia)
V. Bondur
End User
Remote sensing methods and data on urban parameters, characteristics, and pollution (WPs2,8)
  1. MSU: Moscow State University, the Geographical Faculty
  2. SRMC: Shandhai Regional Meteorological Center
  3. ITU: Istanbul Technical University
  4. GLA: Greater London Authority
  5. HRCRF: Hydrometeorological Research Center of the Russian Federation
  6. KMSA: Kiev’s Municipal State Administration, Department of Environment
  7. AIRPARIF: Association de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air en Ile de France
  8. CU: Cairo University-Astronomy and Meteorology Department
  9. DEEEE: Direction des Etudes Economiques et de l’Evaluation Environmentale
  10. PUCC: P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
  11. RSHU: Russian State Hydro-Meteorological University
  12. AEROCOSMOS Scientific Centre for Aerospace Monitoring, Russia

FP7 EC MEGAPOLI, 2008-2011