Partners


Description of the consortium

The MEGAPOLI consortium consists of funded participants, non-funded international participants and end users/stakeholders.

Overview of the consortium and commitment

The MEGAPOLI consortium consists of 23 full partners from 11 European countries, 12 international research non-funded partners from USA, Canada, Mexico, India, Chile and Thailand, and 9 end users/stakeholders. Figures 8 and 9 show the geographical location of all the consortium partners and collaborators. All organizations are highly regarded internationally in their respective field. Collectively and uniquely, MEGAPOLI represents a true integration of capacity from hitherto disparate fields, namely, the climate change and air quality communities, from the megacity- to regional and global scales, including both measurement and modelling groups. The number of partners reflects the expertise that is required to undertake the work programme and benefits from partners having complementary roles. A balanced consortium was chosen to assemble all knowledge, research facilities, models and experiences together to do the research, needed to meet the objectives of MEGAPOLI. The key research groups are distributed across many parts of Europe, bringing together the necessary know-how in the necessary fields including atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, urban, regional and global scale modelling, megacity features, emissions and ground-based, laboratory, aircraft and satellite measurement groups. The scientific nature of urban aerosol induced climate forcing and urban-regional air quality requires this broad based expertise and skill level. Over the duration of the project MEGAPOLI will mobilise in excess of 150 international scientists. Although there is an emphasis on research, strong interaction will exist with users, megacities administrations and external experts through the Project Advisory Board, user workshops and the Global Stakeholder forum.
All participants are fully committed to the project and its aims and the work programme is an essential part of their organization's long-terms strategies demonstrating a high level commitment from all participants. The complementary roles for each partner are summarised in Table 2.3.

: MEGAPOLI European main partners (blue – funded, green – non-funded) and end-users/stakeholders (red)

Figure 8: MEGAPOLI European main partners (blue – funded, green – non-funded) and end-users/stakeholders (red).

List of partners


Partner Number

Name

Short name

Country

1 (coord.)

Danish Meteorological Institute

DMI

Denmark

2 (co-coord.)

Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, University of Patras

FORTH

Greece

3 (co-coord.)

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

MPIC

Germany

4

ARIANET Consulting (SME)

ARIANET

Italy

5

Aristotle University Thessaloniki

AUTH

Greece

6 Centre National de Recherche Scientifique CNRS France
6.1 Laboratoire Inter-universitaire des Systémes Atmosphériques CNRS-LISA France
6.2 Laboratoire des Science du Climat et de l’Environnement CNRS-LSCE France
6.3 Laboratoire de Méteorologique et de Physique CNRS-LaMP France
6.4 Groupe d'étude de l'Atmosphère Météorologique CNRS-GAME France

6.5

Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l’Environnement)

CNRS-LGGE

France

7

Finnish Meteorological Institute

FMI

Finland

8

Joint Research Center, Ispra

JRC

Italy

9

International Centre for Theoretical Physics

ICTP

Italy

10

King's College London

KCL

UK

11

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

NERSC

Norway

12

Norwegian Institute for Air Research

NILU

Norway

13

Paul Scherrer Institute

PSI

Switzerland

14

TNO-Built Environment and Geosciences

TNO

The Netherlands

15

UK MetOffice

MetO

UK

16

University of Hamburg

UHam

Germany

17

University of Helsinki

UHel

Finland

18

University of Hertfordshire – Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research

UH-CAIR

UK

19

University of Stuttgart

USTUTT

Germany

20

World Meteorological Organization

WMO

Switzerland (International)

21

Charles University, Prague

CUNI

Czech Republic

22

Institute of Tropospheric Research

IfT

Germany

23

Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge

UCam

UK

* Please use the same beneficiary numbering as that used in the Grant Agreement Preparation Forms
** Normally insert “month 1 (start of project)” and “month n (end of project)”


FP7 EC MEGAPOLI, 2008-2011