Actions The objectives of the project include the development of an integrated tool combining the following actions:



A.1 Authorities and stakeholders consultation

2 meetings were done with the Spanish authorities and 1 in Italy, 1 in Portugal and 1 in Greece. The collaboration of the authorities was achieved

B.1 Documentation of the current status

Historical PM chemical composition data were collected and the main emission sources were catalogued

B.2 Harmonization of source apportionment  and determination of the contribution of the emission sources

The 1-year PM sampling campaigns, the chemical analysis and the source apportionment were completed on time. 5 training courses for the technical staff were done

B.3 Determination of the impact of biomass burning

The biomass burning emissions factors reported in the literature were compiled. The biomass burning tracers were identified. The emission factors from traditional appliances, a modern certified woodstove, a pellet stove, and a fluidised bed reactor were determined

B.4 Determination of the impact of natural sources

The measurements focused on African dust properties were conducted in Athens, Barcelona and Porto. The contribution of African dust and sea salt was completed on time.

B.6 Determination of the impact of traffic

Road dust results and traffic contribution was available for Barcelona. Road dust campaigns were conducted in Athens, Porto, Florence and Milan.

B.7 Testing of air mitigation measures

Three dust suppressants were tested: CMA, MgCl2 and nanopolymer material.
Seven fuels for biomass burning were tested.
More work was done on the evaluation of a nanopolymer and on biomass fuels.

B.8 Applicability of selected measures from Northern and Central to Southern Europe

10 reports were prepared

C.1 Effectiveness of the project actions

The PM daily values from the local networks in Athens, Barcelona, Florence, Porto and Milan were registered. Trends interpreted to detect effects of EU, National, Regional and Local actions.

C.2 Assess the socio-economic effect

A report on the socio-economic impact of the project was prepared on time.

D.1 Project website

The AIRUSE website was created on October 2012 and is updated continuously. It contains all information, reports, results, events of the project. It is available in English and in the languages of the beneficiaries (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Greek)

D.2 LIFE+ Information boards

The information board was prepared and installed in the sampling sites and the premises of all beneficiaries.

D.3 Networking-Open forum with key stakeholders

Networking with 9 LIFE+ projects and 4 other European projects. Participation in LIFE Platform meeting. One Open-forum was created on air quality. A seminar was organized on air quality and energy.

D.4 Informative leaflet

On informative leaflet was designed produced and disseminated

D.4 Articles in the press, media

58 media and press articles were released

D.4 Articles in scientific journals and conferences

14 articles were published and 47presentations in 21 conferences were made

D.4 Courses for secondary school students

2 courses for secondary school students were done

D.4 Seminars for secondary school teachers

4 courses were organized (2 seminars took place in Barcelona and 2 seminars in Athens)

D.4 Organization of events

12 events were organized

D.4 Organization of International Conference

The international conference was held in Barcelona on April 19-20,2016

D.5 Layman´s report

Prepared and delivered on time

E.1 Project management and audit

All reports are delivered on time

E.2 Monitoring of the project progress

Progress report were prepared every four months

E.3 Networking with other projects

Three Expert´s workshop were organized on Road dust, Biomass burning, and African dust

E.4 After-LIFE+ Plan

Prepared and delivered on time