Currently, the consortium is informal and there is no UK air quality infrastructure roadmap. A UK ACTRIS website is being developed and virtual and face-to-face meetings are being organized in 2018. Both Chilbolton and Auchencorth are funded through Research Centre National Capability funding (though in separate parts) and the future for each site is relatively secure. Until very recently there wasn’t a national infrastructure roadmap, but one will be developed after April 2018 when the research councils formally merge to become UKRI. However, it’s not clear whether ACTRIS-UK will qualify for such a roadmap as this will be for very large projects.
MEMBERSHIP STATUS IN THE INTERIM ACTRIS COUNCIL
Person: Geraint Vaughan, National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Manchester