ACCENT Atmospheric Composition Change, the European Network of Excellence

Updated 2007-04-05

The overall goals of ACCENT are to promote a common European strategy for research on atmospheric composition change, to develop and maintain durable means of communication and collaboration within the European scientific community, to facilitate this research and to optimise two-way interactions with policy-makers and the general public. ACCENT will establish Europe as an international leader in atmospheric composition change research, able to steer research agendas through its involvement in major international programmes. ACCENT furthermore aims to become the authoritative voice in Europe on issues dealing with atmospheric composition change and sustainability.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
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ACCENT is a Network of Excellence funded by EC, FP6

Time frame

Project time span
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Data collection
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Data processing
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Data reporting
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Contact information

Contact person
Markku Kulmala
P.O.Box 64 00014 University of Helsinki Finland
Other project contacts
Ari Laaksonen, University of Kuopio Yrjö Viisanen, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Parameters and Media

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Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

The ACCENT joint research programme focuses on aerosols, biosphere-atmosphere interaction and transport and transformation of pollutants and it also looks for new partnership in economic and Earth System analysis. int/integration will be achieved by creating common facilities and activities including: a dedicated interactive web portal, models, data-bases, measurement platforms, training and education opportunities, quality assurance procedures and facilities, integrated assessment and synthesis of scientific results and an interface with the general public.


Regions studied

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
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Methods & Procedures

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Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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