QUANTIFY

Quantifying the Climate Impact of Global and European Transport Systems


About QUANTIFY

The concept for QUANTIFY dates back to September 2002, when the following Expression of Interest was submitted to the European Commission. After successfully passing the two-stage proposal procedure (October 2003 and February 2004), contract negotiations were completed in the fall of 2004, and 1 March 2005 marks the start date of the QUANTIFY Intergrated Project. QUANTIFY will run for 5 years until 28 February 2010.

The main goal of QUANTIFY is to quantify the climate impact of global and European transport systems for the present situation and for several scenarios of future development. The climate impact of various transport modes (land surface, shipping, aviation) will be assessed, including those of long-lived greenhouse gases like CO2 and N2O, and in particular the effects of emissions of ozone precursors and particles, as well as of contrails and ship tracks. The project goal includes the provision of forecasts and other policy-relevant advice, which will be supplied to governments and to international assessments of climate change and ozone depletion, such as the IPCC reports (Kyoto Protocol) and WMO-UNEP ozone assessments (Montreal Protocol). Using significantly improved transport emission inventories, better evaluated and hence more reliable models, these new forecasts in QUANTIFY will represent a considerable improvement of current predictions. Long time scales are involved in the transport system and its effects on climate: Some transportation modes have long development and in-service times; some emissions have long residence times and the thermal inertia of the climate system is protracted. The impact of short-lived species, however, depends on location and time of the emissions. So several transport scenarios and potential mitigation options need to be assessed on a sound common basis to identify the most effective combination of short and long-term measures and to inform policymakers and industry. We aim to provide such guidance by focused field measurements, exploitation of existing data, a range of numerical models, and new policy-relevant metrics of climate change. To achieve the goal, several advances in our fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes will be required such as the mechanisms by which pollutants are transported from exhaust into the free atmosphere, the impact of pollutants on clouds and the role of absorbing aerosols.

In QUANTIFY, a total of 35 participants and 4 associated members from 16 European countries and the U.S.A. are collaborating. The research topics are organized in 8 closely linked subprojects. They focus on quantification of the impact of air, sea and land traffic on the global climate. Accompanying measurement campaigns with research aircraft are an innovative part of QUANTIFY. Further goals are the dissemination of results through a web portal with eLearning function, a summer school, and the organisation of an international conference.

Here you can download a general presentation on QUANTIFY which was presented during the QUANTIFY Kick-off meeting in Landshut in March 2005. If you use any material from this presentation, either at wokshops or conferences, we kindly request to be notified in advance in order to keep track where and when information on QUANTIFY is being presented.

Download QUANTIFY overview presentation (2 MB) in PDF format.


QUANTIFY Activities

Activity

Leader, Co-leader

Topic

1

Lee, Owen

Transport Scenarios and Emission Inventories

2

Cuenot, Halenka

Regional Dilution and Processing

3

Isaksen, van Velthoven

Large-scale Chemistry Effects

4

Lelieveld, Harris

Long-term Data Sets of UTLS Compounds

5

Zerefos, Gierens

Aviation, Shipping, and Clouds

6

Shine, Cariolle

Radiative Forcing and Climate Change

7

Fuglestvedt, Makra

Metrics

8

Sausen, Erhardt

Co-ordination and Synthesis

9

Dotzek, Sausen

Management


QUANTIFY Participants

The QUANTIFY Consortium consists of the follwing 35 Participants, and 4 associated Members:

No.

Institution

Short name

Country

01

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

DLR

DE

02

Airbus France

AI-F

FR

03

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique

CEA

FR

04

Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants

CERC

UK

05

Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique

CERFACS

FR

06

CICERO - Senter for klimaforskning

CICERO

NO

07

Météo France - Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques

CNRM

FR

08

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

CNRS

FR

09

Univerzita Karlovy v Praze (Charles University, Prague)

CUNI

CZ

10

Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

DMI

DK

11

Det Norske Veritas AS

DNV

NO

14

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

ETH Zürich

CH

15

Heavens-Above GmbH

HA

DE

16

National Meteorological Administration

NMA

RO

17

Universität Bremen

IUP-UB

DE

18

IVL Swedish Environmental Institute Ltd

IVL

SE

19

Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut

KNMI

NL

20

Institute for Transport Sciences

KTI

HU

21

The Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU

UK

22

Max-Plank-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

MPICHEM

DE

24

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

NKUA

GR

26

National Institut of Meteorology and Hydrology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

NIMH

BG

27

Office National d'Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales

ONERA

FR

28

Paul Scherrer Institut

PSI

CH

30

University of Szeged

SZTE

HU

31

Transport & Mobility Leuven

TML

BE

32

The Chancellors, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge

UCAM-DCHEM

UK

33

The Regents of the University of California, Irvine

UCI

US

34

Universitetet i Oslo

UIO

NO

35

The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

UMICH

US

36

Universität Hamburg

UniHH

DE

37

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford

UOXF.DC

UK

38

The University of Reading

UREADMY

UK

39

Universytet Warszawski

UW

PL

40

University of York

UYO

UK

41

Central Aerological Observatory

CAO

RU

42

Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Ohysics of MSU

SINP-MSU

RU

43

State Unitary Enterprise Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute

TsAGI

RU

44

China Academy of Transport Sciences

CATS

CN

45

Tsinghua University

TU

CN

46

Central Institute of Road Transport

CIRT

IN


QUANTIFY Members

No.

Institution

Short name

Country

1

Department of Trade and Industry

DTI

UK

2

Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning

NILU

NO

3

Rolls-Royce

R-R

UK

4

Brian O'Neill

BON

AT

5

P. K. Mukhopadhyay

PKM

IN

6

B. P. Pundir

BPP

IN

7

John van Aardenne

JvA

IT


QUANTIFY Steering Committee (Activity Leaders)

Function

Name

Institution

Country

Chair

R. Sausen

DLR

DE

Member

D. Cariolle

CERFACS

FR

Member

B. Cuenot

CERFACS

FR

Member

N. Dotzek

DLR

DE

Member

G. Erhardt

DLR

DE

Member

J. Fuglestvedt

CICERO

NO

Member

K. Gierens

DLR

DE

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

L. Makra

SZTE

HU

Member

B. Owen

MMU

UK

Member

K. Shine

UREADMY

UK

Member

P. van Velthoven

KNMI

NL

Member

C. Zerefos

NKUA

GR


QUANTIFY Advisory Committee

Function

Name

Institution

Country

Member

U. Cubasch

FU Berlin

DE

Member

A. Douaud

CCFA, Paris

FR

Member

A. Flossmann

Université Blaise Pascal, Aubière

FR

Member

R. Gardener

DfT, London

UK

Member

K. Haag

Deutsche Lufthansa, Frankfurt

DE

Member

M. Kanakidou

Crete University, Heraklion

GR

Member

M. Prinssen

Havenbedrijf, Rotterdam

NL

Member

A. Watt

Eurocontrol, Brussels

BE


QUANTIFY Gender Action Committee

Function

Name

Institution

Country

Chair

K. Eleftheratos

NKUA

GR

Member

G. de Ceuster

TML

BE

Member

G. Erhardt

DLR

DE

Member

Y. Jiang

CATS

CN

Member

R. Paoli

CERFACS

FR

Member

K. Rypdal

CICERO

NO

Member

C. Schnadt-Poberaj

ETH Zürich

CH


Updated: 15 Feb 2009