Research project

RI-URBANS - Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS (DTA.AD004.398)

Thematic area

Earth system science and environmental technologies

Project area

Osservazione della Terra (DTA.AD004)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of methodologies for environmental analysis (IMAA)

Other structures collaborating in the research project

Project manager

Phone number: 0971427257


RI-URBANS aims to demonstrate how Service Tools (STs) from atmospheric Research Infrastructures (RIs) can be adapted and
enhanced to better address the challenges and societal needs concerning air quality (AQ) in European cities and industrial hotspots.
RI-URBANS responds to urgent needs to substantially reduce air pollution across EU by providing enhanced AQ observations in
support of advanced AQ policy assessment. We develop and enhance synergies between AQ Monitoring Networks (AQMNs) and RIs in
the atmospheric domain and combine advanced science knowledge and innovative technologies to develop pilot STs. These will
enhance the AQMNs capacity to evaluate, predict and support policies for abating urban air pollution. RI-URBANS deploys tools and
information systems in the hands of citizens and communities to support decision-making by AQ managers and regulators. The focus
is on ambient nanoparticles and atmospheric particulate matter, their sizes, constituents, source contributions and gaseous

Start date of activity



H2020, project, RI-URBANS

Last update: 03/12/2023