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    • ACCENT-­‐Plus  Linking  Science  and  Policy   Sandro  Fuzzi   Coordinator  
    • The  Project  •  THEME:  Networking  ac@vi@es  on  atmospheric  composi@on  and  climate   change  for  research  collabora@on  and  policy  making  •  Coordina0on  and  support  ac0on  •  Funding:  998,352  Euro  •  Dura0on:  1  November  2010  –  31  October  2014  
    • The  legacy  of  ACCENT  •  The  proposal  builds  on  the  successful  efforts  of  the   Network  of  Excellence  ACCENT  which  over  the  past  six   years  has  brought  together  the  atmospheric  science   community  engaged  in  global  change  and  air  pollu0on   studies    •  Some  numbers  on  ACCENT  outcome:   –  three  major  European  Symposia  organized  on  atmospheric  composi0on   change;   –  135  topical  workshops  organized;   –  33  exchange  programs  funded  –  mainly  concerning  young  scien0sts  –   involving  127  researchers;   –  more  than  500  young  scien0sts  funded  to  aTend  Interna0onal  Conferences;   –  68  science  reports  published,  including  29  ACCENT  series  reports;   –  over  900  papers  contributed  in  peer  reviewed  interna0onal  journals;   –  over  1500  conference  presenta0ons.  
    • From  ACCENT  to  ACCENT-­‐Plus  •  The  general  concept  for  ACCENT-­‐Plus  is  to  extend  the  breadth  of  ACCENT   to  reach  out  more  strongly  to  the  policy  community  to  facilitate  the   transfer  of  research  results  into  policy  development  and  decision  making  •  ACCENT-­‐Plus  aims,  through  the  research  efforts  of  the  whole  community,   at  answering  the  general  ques0on:  “How  can  Europe  control  the   composi4on  of  its  atmosphere  under  a  changing  climate?”,  and  to   transfer  the  science  results  to  the  policy/decision  making.  Simple,   authorita0ve  and  well  ar0culated  documents  will  be  communicated  to   stakeholders  and  used  in  support  of  the  decision  making  process.  A  wide   range  of  dissemina0on  and  training  ac0vi0es  will  transfer  this  informa0on   to  different  levels  of  stakeholders  
    • ACCENT-­‐Plus  Web  Portal   hGp://www.accent-­‐network.org/  
    • Ac0ons  planned  •  involving  the  atmospheric  chemistry  community  at  large  in  the  planned  networking  ac0vity,   providing  the  required  cri0cal  mass.  This  will  be  accomplished  by  associa0ng  the  partners   and  associates  of  the  previous  ACCENT  phase;    •  maintaining  and  extending  the  ACCENT-­‐Plus  Web  Portal  ac0vi0es  which  include  sharing  of   informa0on  within  the  science  community,  ac0vity  planning,  and  outreach  to  stakeholders;  •  providing  informa0on  on  policy  relevant  issues  dealing  with  atmospheric  composi0on   changes  in  the  wider  context  of  food  security,  energy,  ecosystem  services,  human  health;  •  maintaining  the  European  IGAC  office  to  provide  the  interna0onal  context  for  ACCENT-­‐Plus   science  and  policy  oriented  outputs;  •  organising  a  biennial  conference  of  the  en0re  European  science  community  involved  in   atmospheric  composi0on  change  research,  con0nuing  the  successful  series  of  Urbino   Symposia;  •  organising  topical  workshops  on  relevant  aspects  of  atmospheric  composi0on  changes  and   their  policy  implica0ons;  •  promo0ng  the  ACCENT-­‐Plus  Summer  School  to  contribute  developing  a  skilled  genera0on  of   scien0sts  and  policy  makers;  •  producing  four  high  profile  review  papers  (ACCENT-­‐Plus  Topical  Papers)  on  key  topical  issue   from  both  scien0fic  and  policy  perspec0ves  and  a  policy  oriented  synthesis  paper/book;  •  coordina0ng  the  efforts  with  other  FP7  projects  funded  within  the  specific  field  of  science.  
    • INVOLVING  THE  ATMOSPHERIC  CHEMISTRY  COMMUNITY  AT  LARGE   The  call  for  associates,   permanently  open,  is   available  at:   www.accent-­‐network.org  
    • Management  of  ACCENT  Plus  
    • ACCENT-­‐Plus  Topical  Papers  •  Ozone   –  The  emissions  of  precursors  have  decreased  significantly  in  Europe  over  the  last  two  decades.  These  changes   have  reduced  peak  concentra0ons,  but  mean  concentra0ons  have  increased.  Why  has  the  ozone   concentra0on  not  decreased  more  substan0ally?  How  well  do  we  understand  the  cause  of  increases  in   background  ozone?  Are  the  trends  in  background  ozone  sufficiently  well  understood?  How  well  do  we   understand  the  interac0ons  between  tropospheric  ozone  and  changes  in  climate?  •  Par0culate  MaTer   –  How  well  are  we  able  to  quan0fy  sources  of  PM  in  Europe?  What  species/types  of  aerosols  should  be   regulated?  What  are  the  most  damaging  compounds?  What  is  the  importance  of  primary  vs.  secondary   aerosols  for  health  and  climate  change?  What  is  the  combined  impact  of  the  different  types  of  aerosols  on   climate?  What  is  the  impact  of  changes  in  the  concentra0ons  of  par0cles  on  clouds  and  precipita0on?  Can   win-­‐win  strategies  for  climate  and  air  quality  be  developed?  •  Methane   –  The  trends  in  global  atmospheric  methane  since  the  early  1990s  have  fluctuated  substan0ally  and  none  of   the  several  hypotheses  are  adequate  to  explain  the  observa0ons.  What  is  the  current  understanding  of   natural  and  anthropogenic  sources  of  methane?  Which  are  the  chemical  sinks  in  the  atmosphere,  and  which   the  oxida0on  sink  in  soils?  What  will  be  the  feedbacks  of  climate  changes  onto  sources  and  sinks  of   atmospheric  methane?  •  Nitrogen  Cycle   –  How  well  do  we  understand  the  global  cycle  of  fixed  nitrogen  compounds?  What  is  the  impact  of  food   produc0on  on  the  global  and  regional  nitrogen  budget?  What  is  the  impact  of  nitrogen  compounds  on   aerosols?  How  will  climate  change  impact  emissions,  atmospheric  processing,  concentra0ons  and  deposi0on   of  nitrogen  compounds?  How  are  nitrogen  levels  changing  in  ci0es/megaci0es  and  what  is  the  impact  on   health?  The  human  modifica0on  of  the  nitrogen  cycle  has  a  profound  effect  on  the  carbon  cycle,  but  how   well  is  this  quan0fied  at  global  and  regional  scales?  
    • Schedule  to  prepare  the  topical  papers  
    • ACCENT-­‐Plus  Summer  School  “Chemistry-­‐ Climate  Interac0ons”    •  It  is  important  to  develop  a  skilled  genera0on  of   scien0sts  and  policymakers  who  understand  the   issues  related  to  climate  change  and  their   rela0on  to  atmospheric  chemistry.  •  The  summer  school  will  assemble  a  group  of   natural  and  social  scien0sts  and  will  address   ques0ons  at  the  interface  between  physical,   chemical,  biological,  social  and  poli0cal  sciences.  •  To  op0mise  resources  the  venue  will  be  either   before  or  aher  the  next  Urbino  Symposium   (September  2013)