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SAPPHIRE - Source Apportionment of Airborne Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Urban Regions of Europe
Coordinator - Casimiro Pio
CESAM Responsible researcher - Casimiro Pio
Programme - EC FP5 (EVK4-2001-192)
Execution dates - 2002-10-01 - 2006-06-01 (44 Months)
Funding Entity - European Commission
Funding for CESAM - 248710 €
Total Funding - 1788988 €
Proponent Institution - University of Birmingham
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
University of Hertfordshire
University of Trace
University of Helsinki
NERI Denmark
FMI Finland

The overall objective of SAPPHIRE is to develop and validate a readily transferable common pan-European methodological approach to source apportionment of atmospheric PM and PAH that will be utilised by city authorities. To do so, a series of campaigns monitoring air pollution at 2 locations in each of the following partner cities: Athens, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Oporto. Data from these campaigns will be used to develop and validate the source apportionment methodology. A technical report describing clearly the source apportionment protocol will be written, and a user friendly customised software package to assist in the data analysis required for source apportionment will be produced. To maximise exploitation of SAPPHIRE outputs, the local authorities of partner cities will critically appraise and review drafts of both the technical report and software package.

Members on this project
Casimiro Pio
Principal Researcher

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