(Transport related Air Pollution and Health impacts - Integrated Methodologies for Assessing Particulate Matter)

Objective:  TRANSPHORM brings together internationally leading air quality and health researchers and users to improve the knowledge of transport related airborne particulate matter (PM) and its impact on human health and to develop and implement assessment tools for scales ranging from city to Europe. Over the four years, TRANSPHORM will aim to develop and implement an integrated methodology to assess the health impacts of particulate matter (PM) resulting from transport related air pollution covering the whole chain from emissions to disease burden.

LHTEE Contribution:  LHTEE is primarily involved in the assessment of urban concentrations and human exposure to various air pollutants with emphasis on particulate matter, through the application of integrated air quality and exposure modelling systems. In addition, LHTEE will also be contributing to the development of an integrated assessment (IA) methodology, which will be implemented in a full-chain IA tool and applied to transport policies and measures.

Funded by:  EU Seventh Framework Programme - (ENV.2009. “Transport related Air Pollution and Health Impact”

Major Partners:

Collectively the consortium brings together unique and complementary skills and expertise in the areas of air quality modeling and monitoring, health impact, transport and emissions, integrated assessment and policy analysis. The TRANSPHORM consortium consists of 21 partners from 14 European countries listed below:

  1. University of Hertfordshire (UH)
  2. Netherlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappielijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  3. Universiteit Utrecht (UU)
  4. Norsk Institute for Luftforskning (NILU)
  5. Ilmatieteen Laitos (FMI)
  6. Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.v. (DLR)
  7. Transport & Mobility Leuven NV (TML)
  8. Commission of the Curopean Communities - Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  9. Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)
  10. Ivl Svenska Miljoeinstitutet AB (IVL)
  11. Terveyden ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos (THL)
  12. Meteorologisk Institutt (Met.No)
  13. Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Gesundheit und Umwelt GMBH (HMGU)
  14. Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet (KI)
  15. Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI)
  16. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (IC)
  17. Schweizerisches Tropeninstitut (STI)
  18. Institute of Physics, Lithuania (IPL)
  19. Universitaet Stuttgart (USTUTT)
  20. Utvar Rozvoje Hl.Města Prahy (URM)