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First closure of in situ measurements of black carbon completed
No Milestone No Milestone name Description Related WPs Estimated month Delivery month Means of verification Lead Beneficiary
 WP1
M1 MS1.1 Project Kickoff meeting Related to D1.2 and linked to task 1.2 1 2 2
Meeting held CNR
M2 MS1.2 Launch of call for TNA (TNA1-4) Linked to task 1.4 1 3 3
Call available on the web portal CNRS
M3 MS1.3 First official project meeting Related to D1.3 and linked to task 1.2 1 12 10
Meeting held CNR
M4 MS1.4 Second official project meeting Related to D1.4 and linked to task 1.2 1 24 21 Meeting held CNR
M5 MS1.5 Third official project meeting Related to D1.5 and linked to task 1.2 1 36   Meeting held CNR
M6 MS1.6 Final official project meeting Related to D1.6 and linked to task 1.2 1 48   Meeting held CNR
 WP2
M7 MS2.1 First NA2 workshop Related to D2.4 and linked to task 2.4 2 8  7 Workshop held UGR
M8 MS2.2 First internal hardware quality check performed Related to D2.5 and linked to tasks 2.1.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 2 10 10 Report available on Internet TROPOS
M9 MS2.3 First radar calibration field study performed Related to D2.12 and linked to task 2.2.2 2 18  18 Report available on Internet KNMI
M10 MS2.4 Second NA2 workshop Related to D2.6 and linked to task 2.4 2 20 19
Workshop held UGR
M11 MS2.5 Second internal hardware quality check performed Related to D2.7 and linked to tasks 2.1.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 2 22 18
Report available on Internet TROPOS
M12 MS2.6 Lidar quicklook database implemented Related to D2.8 and linked to task 2.1.2 2 24 24  First quicklook images available CNR
M13 MS2.7 Third NA2 workshop Related to D2.10 and linked to task 2.4 2 32   Workshop held UGR
M14 MS2.8 Third internal hardware quality check performed Related to D2.11 and linked to tasks 2.1.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 2 34   Report available on Internet TROPOS
M15 MS2.9 Second radar calibration field study performed Related to D2.12 and linked to task 2.2.2 2 36   Report available on Internet KNMI
M16 MS2.10 EARLINET Level 3 products implemented Related to D2.13 and linked to task 2.1.2 2 44   EARLINET Level3 products available CNR
M17 MS2.11 Common EARLINET/Cloudnet algorithms and products implemented Related to D2.14 and linked to task 2.3.3 2 44   Algorithms validated by user groups and products available TROPOS
M18 MS2.12 Fourth NA2 workshop Related to D2.15 and linked to task 2.4 2 44   Workshop held UGR
M19 MS2.13 Fourth internal hardware quality check performed Related to D2.17 and linked to tasks 2.1.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 2 46   Report available on Internet TROPOS
 WP3
M20 MS3.1 First NA3 annual workshop Organisation and execution of the first NA3 annual workshop 3 8 7
Workshop held NOA
M21 MS3.2 Expert workshop on cloud microphysical measurements Organisation and execution of the workshop on cloud microphysical measurements. 3 12 18
Workshop held CNRS
M22 MS3.3 Expert workshop on “Development and implementation of QC tools for data submission” Organisation and execution of the workshop on development and implementation of QC tools for data submission. 3 12 12 Workshop held NILU
M23 MS3.4 NO2 side-by-side intercomparison performed Publication of a report on the site-by site intercomparison for the measurement of NO2 using different instruments 3 15 19
Report available on Internet DWD
M24 MS3.5 First QA/QC workshop performed and 1st year VOC/NOx data submitted Organisation and execution of the first workshop for checking and adjust the data quality of VOCs and NOx before final submission to the database 3 18 18
Workshop held EMPA
M25 MS3.6 Second NA3 annual workshop Organisation and execution of the second NA3 annual workshop 3 20 18
Workshop held NOA
M26 MS3.7 OVOC/terpenes side-by-side intercomparison performed Publication of a report on the site-by site intercomparison for the in-situ measurements of OVOCs/terpene using different instruments (PTRMS, GC-MS, GC-FID) 3 27  delayed to M39 Report available on Internet EMPA
M27 MS3.8 Second QA/QC workshop performed and 2nd year VOC/NOx data submitted Organisation and execution of the second workshop for checking and adjust the data quality of VOCs and NOx before final submission to the database 3 30   Workshop held EMPA
M28 MS3.9 Third NA3 annual workshop Organisation and execution of the third NA3 annual workshop 3 32   Workshop held NOA
M29 MS3.10 Released Measurement Guideline for VOCs and NOx. Release of the revised measurement guideline for VOCs and NOx 3 42   Report available on Internet EMPA
M30 MS3.11 Third QA/QC workshop performed and 3rd year VOC/NOx data submitted Organisation and execution of the third workshop for checking and adjusting the data quality of VOCs and NOx before final submission to the database 3 42   Workshop held EMPA
M31 MS3.12 Fourth NA3 annual workshop Organisation and execution of the fourth NA3 annual workshop 3 44   Workshop held NOA
 WP4
M32 MS4.1 Guidelines and info-package for standardization process for ACTRIS-2 partners and associated Report with main aim of enhancing awareness and understanding of the standardization processes among ACTRIS partners and associated partners 4 6 7
Report available on Internet INOE
M33 MS4.2 Technical workshop with SMEs for exchange of expertise Specific workshop organized during the first year of the project and all the SMEs operating in the specific sector 4 12 n.a. Workshop held CNR
M34 MS4.3 Protocol for the exchange of expertise and information with the private sector A specific protocol developed together with the private sector for assuring an exchange of expertise and information in respect of the intellectual property rights on both sides and classified information from the industry. 4 18  18 Protocol available on internet CNR
M35 MS4.4 Final report on standard-making process Report on developed standard-making processes for technologies relevant to ACTRIS observations and also devoted to support ACTRIS-2 partners in getting EU license for specific software products developed within the project 4 44   Report available on Internet CNR
M36 MS4.5 Final report on the use of ACTRIS facilities and calibration centres for testing novel instruments. Report on use of ACTRIS faciliets and calibration centres from European SMEs for testing new instrumentation to be launched on the market. 4 46   Report available on Internet CNR
 WP5
M37 MS5.1 Basic training course I on aerosol and trace gases measurement techniques and data management Related to D5.5 and linked to task 5.1 5 12 13 Training course held UHEL
M38 MS5.2 Advanced training course I on aerosol, cloud and trace gases Related to D5.5 and linked to task 5.1 5 22 25
Training course held UHEL
M39 MS5.3 Progress report on cooperation between ACTRIS and other European and international RIs, networks and programmes Report describing actions taken to linking ACTRIS with operational networks and to promote ACTRIS at international level. Related to D5.6 and linked to task 5.4 5 24   Report available on Internet CNRS
M40 MS5.4 Basic training course II on aerosol and trace gases measurement techniques and data management Related to D5.5 and linked to task 5.1 5 36   Training course held UHEL
M41 MS5.5 Advanced training course II on aerosol, cloud and trace gases Related to D5.5 and linked to task 5.1 5 44   Training course held UHEL
 WP6
M42 MS6.1 Definition of application and selection procedure for TNA to LiCal Access will be provided to one or more LiCal installations, based on the user’s request and identified needs. The user has to shortly describe the system to be calibrated and the problems identified / suspected. This will be taken into consideration by the LiCal User Selection Panel when recommending and granting access to (a) specific LiCal installation(s) 6 2 3
Nomination of selection Panel and forms available on internet INOE
M43 MS6.2 Advertisement of LiCal TNA opportunities and launch of continuous call for LiCal TNA To promote LiCal and services offered, advertisement will be done via ACTRIS, ITaRS, EARLINET and own web site(lical.inoe.ro), as well as during conferences, workshops and project meetings. Relevant e-mailing lists will be also considered. 6 3 3
Call launched INOE
M44 MS6.3 Intermediate assessment of LiCal access provision and outreach Intermediate assessment of access to Lical including results 6 22 22
Assessment done and to be reported in D6.1 INOE
M45 MS6.4 Final assessment of LiCal access provision and outreach Dissemination of the TNA achievements will be done based on conference contributions (at least one per TNA project) and papers (at least one ISI paper per year). Reports on results and documentation will include summaries published online, and detailed documentation submitted to the ACTRIS community and following ACTRIS protocols 6 46   Assessment done and to be reported in D6.2 INOE
 WP7
M46 MS7.1 Definition of application and selection procedure TNA to AERONET-EUROPE Calibration Centre Access will be provided based on the user’s request and needs. The user has to shortly describe the instrument version and scientific project. Quality of the project and geographical location will be considered by the selection panel for the selection criteria 7 2 3
Nomination of selection Panel and forms available on internet CNRS
M47 MS7.2 AERONET-EUROPE Calibration Centre - Advertisement of TNA opportunities and launch of continuous call for TNA Advertisment will be done through AERONET, ACTRIS, AERONET-EUROPE websites as well as during workshop, conferences. 7 3  3 Call launched CNRS
M48 MS7.3 Intermediate assessment of AERONET-EUROPE Calibration Centre access provision and outreach Provided the amount of access units provided, scientifics highlights and publications 7 22 22
Assessment done and to be reported in D7.1 CNRS
M49 MS7.4 Final assessment of AERONET-EUROPE Calibration Centre access provision and outreach Provided the total amount of access units provided, scientifics highlights and publications 7 46   Assessment done and to be reported in D7.2 CNRS
 WP8
M50 MS8.1 Definition of application and selection procedure for TNA to ECAC infrastructure At the beginning of the ACTRIS-2 period, a panel will be nominated (2 people from ACTRIS, 2 external people), which will evaluate the incoming proposals for the participation at calibration and intercomparison workshops, for on-site intercomparisons, and for round-robin test. Furthermore, the TNA proposal form will be made available at the ACTRIS website. 8 2  3 Nomination of selection Panel and forms available on internet TROPOS
M51 MS8.2 ECAC infrastructure : Advertisement of TNA opportunities and launch of continuous call for TNA A permanent call for the TNA application to participate in the ECAC activities will be launched. 8 3 3
Call launched TROPOS
M52 MS8.3 Intermediate assessment of ECAC infrastructure access provision and outreach An intermediate assessment of the access to ECAC and quality of the data will be provided based on the TNA quality assurance programme. 8 22 22
Assessment done and to be reported in D8.1 TROPOS
M53 MS8.4 Final assessment of ECAC infrastructure access provision and outreach A final assessment of the access to ECAC and quality of the data will be provided based on the TNA quality assurance programme. 8 46   Assessment done and to be reported in D8.2 TROPOS
 WP9
M54 MS9.1 Definition of application and selection procedure for TNA to advanced ACTRIS stations Definition of centralized procedure and user requirements for application of proposals and on-line submission, nomination of external and internal TNA selection panel members, definition of evaluation and selection procedure including selection criteria, development of application and evaluation forms and reporting documents (templates). Linked to task 1.4. 9 2  3 Nomination of selection Panel and forms available on internet CNRS
M55 MS9.2 Advertisement of opportunities and launch of continuous call for TNA to advanced ACTRIS stations Wide advertisement of continuous call for access via mailing lists and on ACTRIS webportal, including information about access opportunities and general TNA procedures for users, publicity for TNA opportunities on ACTRIS station websites. 9 3 3
Call launched CNRS
M56 MS9.3 Intermediate assessment of advanced ACTRIS stations access provision and outreach Related to D9.1 9 22 22
Assessment done and to be reported in D9.1 CNRS
M57 MS9.4 Final assessment of advanced ACTRIS stations access provision and outreach Related to D9.2 9 46   Assessment done and to be reported in D9.2 CNRS
 WP10
M58 MS10.1 Workshop to outline the ACTRIS Data Management Plan, and harmonise relevant measures for the periodical review reports Workshop to outline the first version of the ACTRIS Data Management Plan, to define metrics and relevant measures for the periodical review reports 10 3 2
Workshop held NILU
M59 MS10.2 Extend web analytical tools for statistical analysis of ACTRIS data provision and use Implementation of web analytical tools for CLOUDNET DB 10 6 21
Tools released and tested by a user group FMI
M60 MS10.3 Define the data flow and interactions between the ACTRIS data bases and ICARE Describe the interface needed to ingest ACTRIS data into ICARE and deliver value-added products back to ACTRIS DB 10 6 12 Report available on Internet CNRS
M61 MS10.4 Define the interface for ACTRIS NRT data to operational models Describe the necessary interface for ACTRIS NRT data to be used in operational models (e.g. CAMS) 10 12 17
Short note available on intranet NILU
M62 MS10.5 Concept and definition of the QC interactive tools QC interactive tools designed in collaboration between NA2 and NA3 and the data centre for wide user access 10 12 12 Report available on Internet CNR
M63 MS10.6 First yearly provision of complete overview of all reported ground-based in situ data to NA3 task leaders Provide overview of all near surface data submitted to the EBAS during first year (topic data centre for near surface data) 10 15 16
Short note available on intranet NILU
M64 MS10.7 Transfer of Cloudnet DB to FMI Implementation of Cloudnet DB at FMI. Transfer and testing of DB 10 18  18 Data available from FMI datacentre FMI
M65 MS10.8 Production of GARRLiC sample products Provide GARRLiC products over limited regions and time periods defined by ACTRIS partners 10 18 18
Data checked and validated by a user group CNRS
M66 MS10.9 Description of the ACTRIS Level1, Level2 and Level3 aerosol profile data Accessible report describing the Level1, Level2 and Level3 aerosol profile data 10 20 20 Report available on Internet CNR
M67 MS10.10 Define the data specifications required for submission of model datasets for evaluation Describe model data format and interface for model data evaluation 10 24   Report available on Internet FMI
M68 MS10.11 Second yearly provision of complete overview of all reported ground-based in situ data to NA3 task leaders Provide overview of all near surface data submitted to the EBAS during second year (topic data centre for near surface data) 10 27   Short note available on intranet NILU
M69 MS10.12 Description of the new ACTRIS Level2 aerosol profile data Description of new Level 2 products reproting optical and geometrical data products (e.g., combined optical data, layer products, and statistical products) 10 38   Report available on Internet CNR
M70 MS10.13 Third yearly provision of complete overview of all reported ground-based in situ data to NA3 task leaders Provide overview of all near surface data submitted to the EBAS during third year (topic data centre for near surface data) 10 39   Short note available on intranet NILU
 WP11
M71 MS11.1 New light-weight aethalometer for airborne measurements of the light absorption coefficient at several wavelengths validated against other methods. A prototype of a new light-weight aethalometer for airborne measurements of the light absorption coefficient at several wavelengths will be compared and validated against existing methods that provide the absorption coefficient. 11 6 12 Report available on Internet CYI
M72 MS11.2 First inversion algorithms for the determination of absorption coefficient and SSA vertical profiles available Retrieval algorithm for aerosol absorption coefficient and SSA profiling based on the combination of multiwavelength elastic lidiar and sun photometers (daytime) and lunar/star phtometers (night time), including diffetent sets of input variables. 11 12 12 Algorithm validated a a user group UGR
M73 MS11.3 First closure study between remote sensing and in-situ absorption retrievals performed First evaluation of the accuracy of absorption coefficient and SSA profiles (retrieved by the inversion of remote sensing observations) using collocated vertically-resolved in-situ measurements. 11 18  18 First closure study between remote sensing and in-situ absorption retrievals performed
NOA
M74 MS11.4 Determination of the black carbon (BC) concentration as well as the light absorption coefficient with different methods. Assessment of the mass absoption coefficient (light absorption per unit mass of BC) as well as its variability in the atmosphere Specific workshop organized during the first year of the project and all the SMEs operating in the specific sector 11 18 18
First closure of in situ measurements of black carbon completed
PSI
M75 MS11.5 Field experiments for closure between vertical profiles of in situ and remote sensing measurements for absorption coefficient and SSA completed. Final evaluation of the accuracy of absorption coefficient and SSA profiles (retrieved by the inversion of remote sensing observations) against collocated vertically-resolved in-situ measurements (deploying tethered balloons and UAVs) 11 42   field survey complete and data quality validated NOA
 WP12
M76 MS12.1 Start of the tower-based flux measurements at six sites Check that at all sites the tower-based particle flux measurements are ongoing. If this is not the case, the observations will be started as soon as possible. 12 14  14 Measurements started UHEL
M77 MS12.2 Start of the inter-comparison campaign of tower-based instrumentation The inter-comparison campaign in Hyytiälä has started the latest. 12 24 24  Measurements started UHEL
M78 MS12.3 Start of the comparisons of in-situ and ground-based remote-sensing techniques At the test sites simultaneous particle flux measurements using tower- and ground-based measurement campaigns should be ongoing by this. 12 30   Measurements started UHEL
 WP13
M79 MS13.1 Prototype of web-based model evaluation Plots of model-observation comparisons will be put online and the links tested. 13 24   Evaluation tool up and running for a user group NILU
M80 MS13.2 First Biennial Updates of ACTRIS-2 Trend Report on trend assessment Report on trend assessment will be updated and made available on the internet 13 24   Report available on Internet MetNo
M81 MS13.3 First release of Trend assessment products available in the Data Centre Products from the trend assessment will be made available through the Data Centre 13 24   Products available and validated NILU
M82 MS13.4 Reanalysis Visualization Web Interface Web interface for the visualization of the reanalsys products will be made operative, including comparisons of model data versus observations 13 30   Interface up and running NILU
M83 MS13.5 Second Biennial Updates of ACTRIS-2 Trend Report on trend assessment Updated release of the trend assessment report 13 48   Report available on Internet MetNo
M84 MS13.6 Second release of Trend assessment products available in the Data Centre Products from the updated trend assessment will be made available through the Data Centre 13 48   Products available and validated NILU