WP1: Identification of User's Needs and Service Design (Lead: MPI-M)

A close collaboration will be established with the prime-users in order to develop products and services, building upon the specific user needs. Meetings will be held during the first 6 months of the project in each target region (Colorado, Chile, China) to better tailor the prototypes to the needs of the users. This WP will identify users’ needs and elaborate a User Requirements Document. It will also work on product improvement based on users’ feedbacks and Identify the final products for commercialisation consistently with the business model.

WP2: Exploitation and Visualization of Satellite and in-situ data (Lead: CNRS)

This WP will work on tasks in order to access the satellite, ground-based observations and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) reanalysis required for the project, and to build atlases of air quality at the global and regional scale. The final task will use the results of the other tasks, and will define a methodology to infer air quality indices and mortality rates. These products will be made available to the users through the toolkit developed in WP5.

WP3: Daily AQ Forecasts at regional scales (Lead: FMI)

The overall goal of the WP is to develop and verify a set of high-resolution AQ products for the focus regions by combining the Copernicus data, satellite observations and modelling capability of AQ-WATCH. The three operational services of AQ-WATCH and their evaluation will be provided by the 7 different modelling teams, some focusing on specific regions and services, some providing unifying platforms (Table 3.1). The services will build on Copernicus products but provide much higher resolutions compare to the ~44 km (0.4) of CAMS-global products. We shall also make use of the local knowledge on emission and high-resolution products of Copernicus Land services for the dust and fire products.

WP4: Policy Strategy: Attribution of Air Pollution Sources and Analysis of Emission Reduction Strategies (Lead: TNO)

The overall goal of the WP is to support the design of effective mitigation strategies to improve air quality and hence of the health of population in different regions of the world. This will be achieved through the development of a set of tools providing insight in the dominant source sectors and regions responsible for exceeding of air pollution limit values. In addition, an interactive ‘play-around’ service will be developed for stakeholders to assess the health impact of emission reduction in different sectors. The focus will be on the impact of agricultural activities and fracking operations.

WP5: Development of a prototype Operational Service (Lead: BreezoMeter)

The overall objective of WP 5 is to develop a toolkit that contains the different prototype products and services developed in WP2, 3 and 4 and prepare the documentation associated with them. WP5 will also support the evaluation of the prototypes by the prime users by developing Key performance indices. The work in WP5 will ensure the development of the toolkit, its evaluation, and documentation/training activities for its use. The developments achieved in the other WPs will be used to design an Application Programming Interface (API or access point to an app that can access a database) that could be disseminated and exploited as part of WP7 business plan.

WP6: Regional co-production and pilot implementation (Lead: UCAR)

This WP will work with prime users in Colorado, Chile and China on the implementation and development of the proposed prototype products and services. The pilot implementations will include Denver/Colorado, Santiago/Chile and BTH (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) /China, each region experiencing different air quality issues and different air quality policies and management structure so as to develop a tool that is applicable to a wide range of users. It will also release the developed web and mobile AQ toolkit to air quality managers and the public. The air quality toolkit will collect user feedback via closed end questions (ease of use, practicality, perceived impact on health, and willingness to pay, etc.) which will feed back into tool development/improvement.

WP7: Dissemination and Exploitation, Business Model and Market Development (Lead: INEDEV)

Operating dedicated communication channels and tailored dissemination activities interacting with the main stakeholders and clustering with other projects to make sure that the results of AQ-WATCH will be used and implemented as soon as they are available. This WP covers the outreach activities that will be implemented during the project to present the project results and reach the targeted communities. It also provides the exploitation planning for its results and its link to standardization.

WP8: Coordination and Management (Lead: MPI-M)

The overall objective of WP8 is to set up and to provide an effective management framework for the AQ-WATCH project and to ensure the overall coordination of the project, the achievement of project objectives and the respect of contractual commitments. WP8 will also coordinate the data management, support WP7 in communication and dissemination activities, and support other WPs in the exploitation of research and innovation results for sustainable impact.

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