RI-URBANS project, in which UW scientists are involved, received funding in the European Commission’s call “European Research Infrastructures capacities and services to address European Green Deal challenges (LC-GD-9-1-2020)”.

The European Green Deal is a plan to make the EU’s economy sustainable. It aims to:

  • Boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean and circular economy,
  • Restore biodiversity and cut pollution.

Prof. Iwona Sachlewska, the head of the Atmospheric Physics Department at the Institute of Geophysics at the UW Faculty of Physics, leads works in RI-URBANS at the University of Warsaw.


The project “Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS (RI-URBANS) aims to develop Service Tools (STs) that will provide novel insights into spatio-temporal variability of air quality parameters, population exposure and air quality health interactions. It will enable to reduce of air pollution in European cities and industrial hotspots. The project takes onboard advanced research-driven Air Quality (AQ) observations at selected European pilot cities.


By combining Air Quality Monitoring Networks (AQMNs) and RIs advanced scientific knowledge and innovative technologies, RI-URBANS deploys tools and information systems in the hands of citizens and communities to support decision-making by AQ managers and regulators. These will enhance the AQMNs capacity to evaluate, predict and mitigate the impact of air quality AQ on human health.


More information is available on the website of the UW Institute of Geophysics >>