A total of eleven Organisations, Institutes and Universities from all around Europe are involved in the REEEM project. One of these is Aarhus Universitet
Aarhus University (AU) was founded in 1928. It has about 38.000 students; about 1.900 PhD students – of which one in four has a foreign nationality - and close to 800 postdoctoral scholars together with 8,000 employees (2014). AU has four faculties which cover the entire research spectrum – basic research, applied research, strategic research and research based advice to the authorities. In recent years AU has been moving up the most important university ranking lists. In 2015 the university was number 81 at the Leiden Ranking and number 106 of 17.000 universities on the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2015). Internationalization is part of the University’s mission and it continuously works to strengthen the international profile of the University through a series of initiatives which will increase international research partnerships and the number of international students. Further information and key figures can be found here
Aarhus University (AU), Department of Environmental Science (ENVS) has a staff of 120 people, where about 60 people work in atmospheric research, including modelling, monitoring and advisory. AU-ENVS is the sole operator of the DK national air quality monitoring network and is the national reference laboratory for air quality. AU-ENVS has extensive experience in developing and applying atmospheric chemistry-transport models, from hemispheric scale down to street scale, for basic and applied research and for advisory to local, national and international decision makers. A unique expertise at ENVS-AU is the assessment of human exposure to airborne pollutants and state-of-the-art exposure models within the AirGIS system and the routinely applied multiscale air pollution forecasting and assessment system THOR, and the integrated model system EVA (Economic Valuation of Air pollution) for assessment of health impacts and related society cost from air pollution. More info here
In REEEM project, AU-ENVS contributes to the calculation of current and future health impacts of air pollution and associated costs from the energy sector in the EU countries, using the Danish Eulerian Hemispheric Model (DEHM) and the EVA model, in order to estimate emission unit costs on country level to study the impact of GHG reduction targets on air quality, accounting for non-linearities in the atmosphere. The emission unit costs will be fed back to the TIMES PanEU model as additional cost parameters on emissions of air pollutants in or-der to study the impact of air pollution control on the energy system transformation.