Our project AIRUSE has been selected as a finalist for the LIFE Public Choice Award.

Six green city projects are nominated and the winner will be decided by public vote. The contest is now live and you can vote for us until 25 April!
The most “liked project” will win the People’s Choice Award during the LIFE Award Ceremony that will be held, within the 2018 EU Green Week, on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at the Bluepoint Conference Centre in Brussels. Please find more details about the contest and the other projects here.

Vote for AIRUSE

Don’t forget to use #LIFEAwards18/#EUGreenWeek in your communication so we can easily track and repost your messages!
We look forward to seeing you in May in Brussels.

Air quality in cities, a global challenge

May 24th, 2018|

Presentation of the book: "The quality of air in cities. A global challenge"
Barcelona (Palau Macaya), June 6, 2018 Read more

Circular Economy: Can Pollution Be Turned Into Resources?

May 24th, 2018|

Article published by Patricia Cordoba & Lucian Staicu in Science Trends (Earth / May 18,2018)
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Third PMF training course

March 12th, 2018|

Training Course on Positive Matrix Factorization for source apportionment studies.
24‐26th October 2018
Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Barcelona.
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February 12th, 2018|

26-27 September 2017, EL BORN CENTRE, Plaza Comercial 12, Barcelona (Spain). Read more

EGAR Monitoring Network for atmospheric aerosols


MSY- regional background site

The Montseny monitoring site is located in a valley in the Montseny range. It is placed in the Vilar de la Castanya (41°46′ 45.63″N, 02° 21′ 28.92″E, 720 meters masl) Barcelona, a research state belonging to the Generalitat de Catalunya.

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MSA remote background sites

The Montsec monitoring site is located at the top of the Serra del Montsec, a calcareous mountain range in the Pre-Pyrenees, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, northeast Spain. It is located beside the facilities of the Montsec Astronomic Observatory, Montsec d’Ares (42° 3′ 5.95″N, 0°43′ 46.03″E, 1600 meters amsl, Lérida.

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Urban background site

The Barcelona urban background monitoring site is located within the grounds of the CID CSIC in Barcelona, (41° 23′ 14.28″N, 2° 6′ 56.34″E, 77 meters amsl). Previously, this site was installed at a nearby location, but was moved to its current location in January 2011, where it will remain.

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Those Are Just A Few Main Measurements, There Are Plenty More

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Data from Grimm



Our partners and collaborators

Associated Units to CSIC for research on atmospheric pollution

  • University of Huelva (UHU)
  • Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo(CEAM)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)
  • Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica-Universitat Jaume I (ITC-UJI)
  • Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña-Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (CIAI-AEMET)

Other collaborators

Networks and databases

  • Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructures (ACTRIS)
  • Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
  • Ebas Database (EBAS)