ATTICA

European Assessment of Transport Impacts on
Climate Change and Ozone Depletion


About ATTICA

The concept for ATTICA originated within the QUANTIFY project. After successfully passing the proposal procedure (November 2005), contract negotiations were completed in spring 2006, and 1 June 2006 marks the start date of the ATTICA Specific Support Action. ATTICA will run for 3.5 years until 30 November 2009.

The ATTICA consortium offers to provide the European community with a coherent series of assessments of the impact of transport emissions on climate change and ozone depletion. Three assessments will cover the emissions of single transport sectors, viz. of aviation, shipping, and land traffic. Another assessment will deal with metrics that describe, quantify, and compare in an objective way the effects of the transport emissions in the atmosphere. Finally, a synthesis of the foregoing assessments will be written that will provide the overview of the impacts of the emissions of all transport sectors on climate change and the ozone layer.
For the first time, different modes of transport will be consistently assessed. The consistent assessment allows the interested citizens to estimate in principle their own contribution to environmental problems and to compare it to that of others. Apart from policy and decision makers, the synthesis assessment will help journalists, teachers, and others, to digest the results and to present them in public media, in schools and universities, ensuring wide dissemination of the results.
The assessments and the synthesis report will inform the EU in developing its policy and will strengthen its position in international climate conventions and other international agreements. It will help identify emission reduction and mitigation strategies, and give advice to industry on design of future engines and vehicles, thereby strengthening the European position.

In ATTICA, a total of 9 participants from 5 European countries are collaborating. The research and management topics are organized in 7 closely linked work packages.


ATTICA Work Packages

Work Package

Leader, Co-leader

Topic

1

Lee, Pitari

Aviation

2

Isaksen, Eyring

Shipping

3

Uherek, Halenka

Land Transport

4

Shine, Fuglestvedt

Metrics

5

Sausen, Harris

Coordination and Synthesis

6

Pitari, Uherek

Editorial Office and Outreach

7

Erhardt, Sausen

Management


ATTICA Participants

The ATTICA Consortium consists of the follwing 9 Participants:

No.

Institution

Short name

Country

1

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

DLR

DE

2

CICERO - Senter for klimaforskning

CICERO

NO

3

Univerzita Karlovy v Praze (Charles University, Prague)

CUNI

CZ

4

The Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU

UK

5

Max-Plank-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

MPICHEM

DE

6

The Chancellors, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge

UCAM-DCHEM

UK

7

Universitetet i Oslo

UIO

NO

8

Università degli Studi de L'Aquila

ULAQ.DF

IT

9

The University of Reading

UREADMY

UK


ATTICA Steering Committee (Work Package Leaders)

Function

Name

Institution

Country

Chair

R. Sausen

DLR

DE

Member

G. Erhardt

DLR

DE

Member

V. Eyring

DLR

DE

Member

J. Fuglestvedt

CICERO

NO

Member

T. Halenka

CUNI

CZ

Member

N. Harris

UCAM-DCHEM

UK

Member

I. Isaksen

UIO

NO

Member

D. Lee

MMU

UK

Member

J. Lelieveld

MPICHEM

DE

Member

G. Pitari

ULAQ.DF

IT

Member

K. Shine

UREADMY

UK

Member

E. Uherek

MPICHEM

DE


ATTICA Science Board

Aside from the Coordinator and the Participant's PIs, the Science Borad will comprise a limited number of invited specialist scientists, eminent in the field of climate / ozone depletion and having a broad overview of the relevant sub-disciplines of atmospheric science.

Function

Name

Institution

Country

Member

tbd

tbd

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Updated: 26 May 2009