(Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales)

Objective: APPRAISAL is a European Project aiming at assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the various methodologies used within the European Member States for the assessment and monitoring of Air Quality. APPRAISAL intends to propose possible ways to improve these methodologies through guidance and to provide clear insights on the way local and regional measures are implemented, but also on the way their efficiency is measured. APPRAISAL will provide scientific and technical support to policy makers in the framework of the revision of the European Air Quality Policy.

APPRAISAL will be developed in two main phases. During the first one, which will last one year, organization, compilation, review and guidance work will be the main focus, whereas in the second one IAS guidelines will be tested in order to provide quantitative insisht to the APPRAISAL recommendations, and the review will be updated.

LHTEE Contribution:LHTEE will lead the review of health impact assessment methodologies at the regional and local scale and will participate in conducting the review on air quality assessment and source apportionment methodologies at different horizontal scales. LHTEE will also contribute to the preparation of the guideline documents based on the review phase and to the design of the prototype Integrated Assessment Modelling system (IAS) of APPRAISAL.

Funded by: EC, under the 7th Framework Programme (2012-2015)

Major Partners:

  1. Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy (UNIBS)
  2. Joint Research Centre – European Commission (JRC-IES)
  3. Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek n.v., Belgium (VITO)
  4. Universidade De Aveiro, Portugal (UAVR)
  5. Suomen Ymparistokeskus, Finland (SYKE)
  6. Institut National De L Environnement Et Des Risques INERIS, France
  7. Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, France (CNRS)
  8. Systems Research Institute Of The Polish Academy Of Sciences Ibs Pan, Poland (SRI)
  9. TerrAria srl, Italy
  10. Centro se Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas-Ciemat, Spain
  11. Universite Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium (ULB)
  12. Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional De Supercomputacion, Spain (BSC-CNS)
  13. Umweltbundesamt, Germany (UBA)
  14. Les White Associates Limited, United Kingdom (LWA)