The European Commission has established ACTRIS as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium to provide state-of-the-art data and services in atmospheric research to support science-based policy making.
Spain participates in ACTRIS, a scientific facility recently established by the European Commission as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to provide state-of-the-art data and services in atmospheric research.
ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) allows scientists from all over the world to study short-lived atmospheric constituents (aerosols, clouds and reactive trace gases, highly variable in space and time) and their interactions, enabling reliable atmospheric predictions ranging from short-term weather and health warnings to long-term assessments of climate change.
Spanish organisations participating in ACTRIS ERIC
Spain, through the Ministry of Science and Innovation, which pays the Spanish membership fees to ACTRIS ERIC, participates in ACTRIS with eleven research organisations, which are grouped in a Joint Research Unit, made up of the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET), the University of Granada, the Barcelona Supercomputing Council (CSIC), the University of Granada, the Barcelona Supercomputing Council (CSIC) and the Spanish Agency of Meteorology (AEMET), the University of Granada, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), the Fundación de la Comunitat Valenciana Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM), the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), the University of Valladolid, the University Miguel Hernández of Elche, the University of Valencia and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Other organisations are collaborating and may join in the future.