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February 2016
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Forum Stakeholders – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations in Florence

25 February, 2016 @ 9:30 - 13:30
Auditorium Sant’Apollonia,
Via San Gallo 25, Florence, 50126 Italy
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Next February the 25th, AIRUSE members will present, in Florence, the conclusions on PM source apportionment, PM mitigation trials, and the consequent suggested measures to decrease PM in 5 Southern European cities (Porto, Barcelona, Milan, Florence and Athens) targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. Reports available here: http://airuse.eu/outreach-dissemination/reports/ AGENDA OF THE MEETING:

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Urban Air Quality: Problems and possible solutions

4 February, 2016 @ 11:00 - 5 February, 2016 @ 14:00
FUNDACIÓN DE ESTUDIOS BURSÁTILES Y FINANCIEROS,
Calle Libreros, 2 y 4 - Edificio Palau Boil d'Arenós , Valencia, 46002 Spain
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The Generalitat Valenciana , with the collaboration of the European Project AIRUSE LIFE +, organises this meeting on the improvement of the air quality in urban areas. Measures being developed by Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, in their plans to improve air quality, will be discussed. English, Italian and Spanish experts will provide information on present plans (or under development) as well as on effective measures for the improvement of the quality of the air. Problems and…

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December 2015
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Forum Stakeholders – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations in Athens

15 December, 2015
Ionic Centre,
Lysiou, 11, Athens, Greece
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Την Τρίτη 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2015, στο χώρο του Ιωνικού Κέντρου στην Αθήνα, το Εργαστήριο Ραδιενέργειας Περιβάλλοντος του ΕΚΕΦΕ “Δημόκριτος” διοργάνωσε συνάντηση διαβούλευσης στο πλαίσιο του Ευρωπαϊκού: Προγράμματος AIRUSE – LIFE 11/ENV/ES/584 με θέμα: «Ανάπτυξη και Αξιολόγηση μέτρων ελέγχου της ατμοσφαιρικής ρύπανσης στη Ν. Ευρώπη». Στο πλαίσιο της συνάντησης παρουσιάστηκαν τα αποτελέσματα του προγράμματος στα 5 αστικά κέντρα της Νότιας Ευρώπης που συμμετέχουν στο έργο συμπεριλαμβανομένης της Αθήνας. Ειδικότερα αφορούν στην ποσοτικοποίηση της συνεισφοράς των κύριων πηγών ρύπανσης αιωρούμενων σωματιδίων και την αξιοποίηση των ευρημάτων…

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Forum Stakeholders – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations in Valencia

3 December, 2015 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Generalitat Valenciana,
Valencia Spain
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Last December the 3rd, AIRUSE members presented, in Valencia, the conclusions on PM source apportionment, PM mitigation trials, and the consequent suggested measures to decrease PM in 5 Southern European cities (Porto, Barcelona, Milan, Florence and Athens) targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. Agenda Introducción al proyecto AIRUSE LIFE+ (X. Querol) Resultados de la contribución de fuentes a PM (atención especial al tráfico) (X. Querol) Tests específicos de medidas de mitigación…

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October 2015
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Forum Stakeholders – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations in Madrid

7 October, 2015 @ 11:30 - 14:30
Ayuntamiento de Madrid,
Calle Bustamante, 16, Madrid, Spain
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On October the 7th, 2015, AIRUSE members presented, to Madrid City Council, the conclusions on PM source apportionment, PM mitigation trials, and the consequent suggested measures to decrease PM in 5 Southern European cities (Porto, Barcelona, Milan, Florence and Athens) targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. Reports available here: http://airuse.eu/outreach-dissemination/reports/ Agenda of the meeting 1+ 2. Introducción al proyecto AIRUSE LIFE+ / Resultados de contribución de fuentes a PM – X. Querol 3. Contribución del tráfico a PM…

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September 2015
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AIRUSE report dissemination at the First EMEP and WGE joint session of the Steering Body

15 September, 2015
Palais des Nations,
8–14 avenue de la Paix, Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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On the 15th of September 2015, while invited to talk at the First EMEP and WGE joint session of the Steering Body, at the UN, Xavier Querol (AIRUSE coordinator from IDAEA) made available for the attendants the AIRUSE Summary Report  for Stakeholders.    

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Forum Stakeholders – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations in Milan

11 September, 2015
Palazzo Regione Lombardia,
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1 , Milan, 20124 Italy
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On September the 11th, 2015, AIRUSE members explained the conclusions on PM source apportionment, PM mitigation trials, and the consequent suggested measures to decrease PM in 5 Southern European cities (Porto, Barcelona, Milan, Florence and Athens) targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. Reports available here: http://airuse.eu/outreach-dissemination/reports/ Agenda of the meeting   Presentations 1. OVERVIEW OF PROJECT (Xavier Querol, IDAEA-CSIC) 2. RESULTS FROM Source Apportionment of PM (Xavier Querol, IDAEA-CSIC) 3. TRAFFIC CONTRIBUTIONS…

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EAC 2015 – AIRUSE at the European Aerosol Conference

6 September, 2015 @ 8:00 - 11 September, 2015 @ 17:00
MILANO-BICOCCA UNIVERSITY,
U6 BUILDING PIAZZA DELL’ATENEO NUOVO, 1 , Milan, 20126 Italy
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The 2015 European Aerosol Conference (EAC 2015) was held in the city of Milan, Italian Republic, from September 6th to 11th 2015 under the auspices of the European Aerosol Assembly (EAA), a body that now represents 12 national or regional aerosol societies. FINAL PROGRAMME These are the 7 AIRUSE presentation’s, involving all partners: 1. Biomass burning emission factors and chemical profiles in Southern Europe. Alves et al. 2. Are dust binders efficient in Southern Europe? Alternatives for efficient urban and industrial dust mitigation…

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July 2015
Free

Forum Stakeholders – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations in Porto

7 July, 2015 @ 14:00 - 18:00
CCDR-N,
Rua Rainha D. Estefânia, 251, oporto, 4150-304
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On July 7, 2015, AIRUSE members from the University of Aveiro, IDAEA-CSIC, ITC and University of Florence explained the conclusions on PM source apportionment, PM mitigation trials, and the consequent suggested measures to decrease PM in 5 Southern European cities (Porto, Barcelona, Milan, Florence and Athens) targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. The event took place at the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) premisses, in Porto and it was attended,…

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May 2015

16th joint meeting of the EIONET and UN/ECE Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections.

11 May, 2015 @ 8:00 - 12 May, 2015 @ 17:00
Palazzo Lombardia,
Piazza Regione Lombardia n.1, Milan, Italy
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Fulvio Amato, researcher at IDAEA-CSIC presented AIRUSE with: AIRUSE-LIFE+: Biomass burning emission factors and chemical profiles in Southern Europe. The meeting took place from Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th May 2015 and is kindly being hosted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and Regione Lombardia.

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16th Task Force on Measurement and Modelling Meeting

5 May, 2015 - 8 May, 2015
Radisson Blu Hotel,
Straszewskiego Str. 17, krakow, Poland
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CONVENTION ON LONG-RANGE TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION One day devoted to general updates on the Measurement and Modelling strategies, and one day about the trend assessment initiative. Fulvio Amato, researcher at IDAEA-CSIC will do a presentation entitled: “AIRUSE-LIFE+: a harmonized PM speciation & source apportionment in 5 Southern European cities”.      

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April 2015

Jornadas técnicas de gestores de la calidad del Aire

23 April, 2015 - 24 April, 2015

Xavier Querol (from IDAEA-CSIC) will present the results of AIRUSE LIFE + project on source contribution to PM in urban areas in Southern Europe.

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March 2015
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Stakeholders Forum – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations to the Ajuntament de Barcelona

27 March, 2015 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Ajuntament de Barcelona – Departament de Medi Ambient,
Torrent de l'Olla, 218-220, pl.3a., Barcelona,
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Xavier Querol and Cristina de Vasconcelos returned to the Ajuntament de Barcelona to present conclusions and recommendations from the project, so far. Once the pollution sources were identified and their relative contributions were obtained, the strategic goal of the AIRUSE became to develop, test and propose cost-effective air mitigation measures in Southern Europe, targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. The specific PM mitigation measures experimentally tested were: For road dust and…

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Stakeholders Forum – AIRUSE presents results and recommendations to the Catalan Department of Territory and Sustainability

2 March, 2015
Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat,
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain
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Xavier Querol, Angeliki Karanasiou, Cristina de Vasconcelos and Mariola Brines from coordinating partner IDAEA, returned to the Catalan Department of Territory and Sustainability to present conclusions and recommendations from the project, so far. Final Reports available here: http://airuse.eu/outreach-dissemination/reports/ Once the pollution sources were identified and their relative contributions were obtained, the strategic goal of the AIRUSE became to develop, test and propose cost-effective air mitigation measures in Southern Europe, targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO…

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February 2015
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AIRUSE delivers conclusions and recommendations to DG Environment

27 February, 2015 @ 10:00 - 12:00
DG Environment building,
Avenue de Beaulieu, 5, Brussels, 1160 Belgium
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AIRUSE delivers conclusions and recommendations to DG Environment (European Commission) and other stakeholders Members from all 7 partners explained to DG Environment the conclusions on PM source apportionment, PM mitigation trials, and the consequent suggested measures to decrease PM in 5 Southern European cities (Porto, Barcelona, Milan, Florence and Athens) targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. Final Reports available here: http://airuse.eu/outreach-dissemination/reports/ The specific PM mitigation measures experimentally tested were: For road dust, soil dust…

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AIRUSE presents results and recommendations to the Ministry of Environment of Spain

24 February, 2015
MAGRAMA,
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Xavier Querol returned to the Ministry of Environment of Spain to present conclusions and recommendations from the project, so far, received by Mr. Alberto Orio. Once the pollution sources were identified and their relative contributions were obtained, the strategic goal of the AIRUSE became to develop, test and propose cost-effective air mitigation measures in Southern Europe, targeted to meet air quality standards and to approach, as much as possible, the WHO guidelines. The specific PM mitigation measures experimentally tested were: For…

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November 2014
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Meeting with regional authorities in Florence

5 November, 2014 @ 8:00 - 17:00
Palce of Tuscany Region,
Via di Novoli, 26, Florence, Italy
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On the 5th of November 2014, Franco Lucarelli from AIRUSE Partner UNIFI, meet with members of the Regional Government and of the Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany, to present the results on the identification of the aerosol sources and their impact in Florence (Action B2). Traffic (as sum of Vehichle exhaust, Vehicle non-exhaust and traffic-related secondary nitrates) and biomass burning are the most relevant aerosol sources in Florence.

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October 2014
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Meeting with Policymakers – DEFRA, UK Government

30 October, 2014
Unnamed Venue,
London, United Kingdom
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On 30 October 2014, Professor Ry Harrison from the University of Birmingham attended a meeting at the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, with the Chief Scientific Advisor and the Chair of DEFRA’s Science Advisory Council and was given the opportunity to explain the purpose and results of AIRUSE as part of a wider discussion relating to air quality issues. AIRUSE was discussed as an example of a highly policy-relevant research project with international significance.

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Meeting with Policymakers – Welsh Environment Agency

22 October, 2014
Unnamed Venue,
London, United Kingdom

On 22 October 2014, a meeting covering a number of separate topics was held by representatives of the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales (The Welsh Environment Agency), where Professor Roy Harrison had the opportunity to present results of AIRUSE as part of a wider discussion relating to air quality issues.

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Meeting with Policymakers – House of Commons, UK Parliament

17 October, 2014
Unnamed Venue,
London, United Kingdom
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On th 17th of December 2014, Professor Roy Harrison was invited to a reception at the House of Commons, London, where there were informal discussions on a number of environment and health issues. He had the opportunity to discuss ARIUSE results with several people from the government, industry and non-governmental organisations.

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July 2014
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Meeting with Policymakers – Environmental Protection UK

29 July, 2014
Unnamed Venue,
London, United Kingdom
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On the 29th of July 2014, Professor Roy Harrison, from the University of Birmingham, explained the purpose and results of AIRUSE on a meeting held with a number of policymakers, all of whom are associated with an organisation under the name of Environmental Protection UK, which is highly influential in government circles.  

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April 2014
Free

AIRUSE presents results from Nano-polymer campaign to Barcelona City Council

24 April, 2014 @ 8:00 - 17:00
Ajuntament de barcelona,
Calle Torrent d'Olla, 218-220, Barcelona, 08012 Spain
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Fulvio Amato and Angeliki Karanasiou from IDAEA-CSIC (coordinator of AIRUSE) and Staff of several Departments of the City Hall of Barcelona (Dept. of Environmental Innovation and Quality and Dept. of Investments and Transport Networks) joined for the presentation of the results on the effectiveness of nanopolymer in reducing soil dust resuspension from urban public parks in Barcelona (Action B7). The rationale, methodology and main results of the study were presenteAdd Mediad. Minutes of the meeting          …

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February 2014
Free

Meeting with Portuguese national authorities

6 February, 2014
Air quality monitoring station Antas,
Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro, oporto, 4350 Portugal
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On the 6th of February 2014, members of UAVR, Casimiro Pio, Márcio Duarte and Nuno Costa, met with responsable of national authorities (CCDR-N), António Vicente Araújo, at the air quality monitoring station of Antas (Oporto).  An evaluation of the all campaign was done and The equipment belonging to UAVR was removed from the station.

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September 2013
Free

Energy and urban air quality

18 September, 2013 @ 9:00 - 14:30
Salón de Actos del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente,
Plaza San Juan de la Cruz, Madrid, Spain
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On the 18th of September the seminar “Energy and urban air quality” took place in Madrid at the MAGRAMA. Energy and urban air quality were discussed by AIRUSE members, several national authorities, and representatives of both research institutes and private companies . You can now follow the discussion trough the available presentations. Agenda for September 18th, 9.00 – 14.30 (Madrid) Download the PDF version of the agenda 9.00 Inauguración Guillermina Yanguas – Directora General de Calidad y Evaluación Ambiental y Medio…

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July 2013
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Expert’s workshop – Urban Air Quality: The Challenge Of Non-Exhaust Emissions From Traffic

11 July, 2013 - 12 July, 2013
Cotxeres Del Palau Robert,
Passeig de Gràcia, 107, Barcelona, 08008 Spain
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Introduction and Aim Air pollution and its health impacts, in particular from particulate matter resulting from transport sectors, are considered to be the most important challenges facing sustainable development in EU and accession countries. The objectives of the Thematic Strategy (“Thematic Strategy on air pollution”, Brussels 21.9.2005) is to provide a specific contribution towards “levels of air quality that do not give rise to significant impacts on, and risks to human health and the environment”. This means no exceedance of…

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February 2013

Meeting with the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC)

20 February, 2013
MEECC,
ATHENS, Greece
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NCSR “Demokritos” met with Mr. Adamopoulos and Mrs. Tsilibari, from the Department of Air Quality of MEECC of the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC). They informed the Ministry on the initial work progress on AIRUSE project and request some information regarding the current status of air quality management. The questionnaire concerning mitigation measures was filled Minute of the meeting

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December 2012

Meeting with the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Portugal

20 December, 2012
CCR-N,
Porto, Portugal
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Partner UAVR had a meeting with the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) of Portugal to discuss the Air Quality Plan of Porto. The questionnaire concerning mitigation measures was filled Minute of the meeting

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Meeting with the Department for Territory, Environment and Mobility Politics of the Regional Government of Tuscany ITALY

19 December, 2012
Direzione generale Politiche ambientali, energia e cambiamenti climatici,
Firenze, Italy
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Italy Partner UNIFI had a meeting with the Regional Office of Air Pollution Control in Florence to discuss the Air Quality Plan. The questionnaire concerning mitigation measures was filled Minute of the meeting

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Meeting with the Madrid City Council and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Spain

13 December, 2012
Ayuntamiento de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
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On December 13, 2012 Xavier Querol and Angeliki Karanasiou had a meeting in Madrid Town Hall with the technical staff of the Madrid City Council and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment where they presented the AIRUSE project and discussed  the mitigation measures currently applied in local (Madrid area) and national level (Spain). The Madrid City Council expressed interest in testing mitigation measures concerning domestic biomass burning emissions and road dust. A questionnaire concerning mitigation measures was circulated and filled by…

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Meeting with the Department of Territory and Sustainability, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain

5 December, 2012
Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat,
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain
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On 5 December 2012, Angeliki Karanasiou and Xavier Querol met with Isabel Hernández and Albert García from the Department of Territory and Sustainability (Generalitat de Catalunya). The objective of the meeting was to start collecting information about the most effective air quality mesasures in Barcelona, its metropolitan area and Catalonia in general. To that end, a first draft of a survey was discussed. A summary of the Barcelona Air Quality Plan was prepared and the questionnaire concerning mitigation measures was filled.”

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October 2012
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Meeting with Portuguese national authorities

2 October, 2012
CCDR-N,
Rua Rainha D. Estefânia, 251, oporto, 4150-304
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On the 2nd of October 2012, members of UAVR partner, Casimiro Pio, Célia Alves and teresa Nunes, met with responsables of national authorities (CCDR-N), to present the AIRUSE objectives and Actions. A visit to the air quality monitoring station of Antas (Oporto) toke place to evaluate the logistic conditions for the 2013 AIRUSE long-term sampling campaign.

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