Outputs from consultancy studies
Under its Research Framework Programme (FP), the European Commission is supporting several research projects in the field of ozone layer protection. This page is giving some examples.
Research actions in the EU
7th Research Framework Programme (2007-2013)
- The RECONSILE project aims to improve model representations of key processes dominating chemistry, microphysics and dynamics of Arctic stratospheric ozone loss.
- SHIVA aims to reduce uncertainties in present and future stratospheric halogen loading and ozone depletion resulting from climate feedbacks between emissions and transport of ozone depleting substances (ODS).
- ICEPURE investigates the impact of climatic and environmental factors on personal ultraviolet radiation exposure and human health.
6th Research Framework Programme (2002-2006)
- The SCOUT-03 project is a large Integrated Project providing predictions about the evolution of the coupled chemistry/climate system, with emphasis on ozone change in the lower stratosphere and the associated UV and climate impact, to provide vital information for society and policy use.
- NOVAC establishes a global network for the measurement of volcanic gases. These gases such as bromine oxide or sulphur dioxide can have an impact on ozone depletion.
- The mission of GEOMON mission is to build an integrated pan-European atmospheric observing system of greenhouse gases, reactive gases, aerosols, and stratospheric ozone.
5th Research Framework Programme (1998-2005)
- The MAPSCORE project assesses the contribution of high altitude polar clouds to ozone depletion as part of a wider campaign to improve understanding and forecasting of ozone destruction.
- The CARIBIC project studies important chemical and physical processes in the upper troposphere and lowermost stratosphere. The underlying philosophy is to use passenger aircraft for making measurements during long distance flights.
- The EUPLEX project seeks to answer key questions of arctic stratospheric ozone depletion by comparing suitable sets of stratospheric observations with results obtained from state of the art microphysical and chemical models of the stratosphere.
Science for Environment Policy
To strengthen the links between science and policy, DG ENV has launched "Science for Environment Policy", a weekly news alerts service of easy to read new scientific findings in the field of top priority environment policy issues. It covers a range of topics and protection of the ozone layer can be found under the heading "Climate Change and Energy".