Funding: EU Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (grant agreement No 739530)
Description: The Research Infrastructure (RI) ACTRIS – Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases - is the pan-European RI that consolidates activities amongst European partners for observations of aerosols, clouds, and trace gases and for understanding of the related atmospheric processes, to provide RI services to wide user groups. ACTRIS Preparatory Phase Project (PPP) will have a significant role in enabling the transition from a projectbased network of research facilities to a centrally coordinated integrated pan-European RI. ACTRIS PPP brings together a wide community of research performing organizations, research funding organizations and ministries needed to take the decisions and actions to move forward in the implementation of the ACTRIS. The main objectives of ACTRIS PPP are to develop the organizational, operational and strategic frameworks of the RI. The work includes legal, governance, financial, technical, strategic, and administrative aspects carried out in 9 work packages. The main outcomes of PPP are signature-ready documents for establishment of a legal entity with well-defined operations and a sound business plan.
Role of APCG: Lead partner of WP8 which aims to analyze the socio-economic impacts associated with the development and operation of the ACTRIS RI and coordination of national partners.
Official Website: https://www.actris.eu/