Mar Viana Rodríguez
934006126 - int: 437768
Research group: Environmental Geochemistry and Atmospheric Research (EGAR)
Service: Atmospheric Monitoring Network
Senior Staff Researcher. Her main research interests are indoor and outdoor air quality, occupational exposures, aerosol geochemistry, nanoparticles, mitigation strategies, and source apportionment (projects ETC/ACM, CERASAFE, MiAire, PREDEXPIN). >140 peer-reviewed research articles in SCI journals, >35 invited presentations, h-index = 52. She is vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel of UN Environment’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) assessment, and Chair of the Aerosols and Health Working Group for the European Aerosol Conferences. Supervisor of 4 PhD Theses. MSc in Environmental Sciences by the Madrid Autonomous University; PhD in Air Quality, Barcelona University.
Identifying determinants for indoor air quality and their health impact in environments for children: Measures to improve indoor air quality and reduce disease burdens.
3. InChildHealth will integrate health, environmental, technical and social sciences research to identify determinants for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and evaluate their impact in environments occupied by school children. We will focus on chemicals, particle concentrations, microorganisms and physical parameters in schools, homes, sports halls and transport. The IAQ of these environments determines the dose received by the children and may directly influence their health and well-being. An environmental epidemiological study and controlled interventions conducted in schools in three European cities will assess the health effects of multipollutant airborne exposures on respiratory infections, allergies, and neurological and cognitional symptoms. In addition, dose-response Will be evaluated with a novel cytotoxicity testing pipeline using in-vitro approaches. The InChildHealth consortium will cover an impressive variety of geographical and cultural diversity, with targeted exposure measurement campaigns and citizen involvement in seven European countries from Northern, Central and Southern Europe and interventions in Australia.
Horizon Europe, ref.: HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENVHLTH-02-02
Start Date: 01/06/2022 – End Date: 31/05/2026
Researchers: Mar Viana Rodríguez , Ethel Eljarrat Esebag , Barend L. van Drooge
Support: Judith Desmet
Funding: European Project
Reducing nanoparticle exposures in industrial workplaces
The main objective of the LIFE NANOHEALTH project is to reduce occupational exposure to process-generated nanoparticles from permanently releasing industrial processes by optimising the performance of Risk Management Measures in indoor exposure scenarios. The aim is to clearly define the levels of concentration and risks posed by process-generated nanoparticles generated in industrial processes, as well as develop models for simulating the dispersion of these particles in indoor air and draw up engineering measures for minimising process-generated nanoparticles in industrial environments.
The project will contribute to meeting EU legislation on the health and safety of workers regarding the risk of nanomaterials at work in a cost-effective way, providing policymakers, authorities, professionals, and workers with a set of tools and technologies that will offer adequate solutions for addressing these risks.
LIFE Programme: LIFE20 ENV/ES/000187
Start Date: 01/01/2022 – End Date: 31/12/2024
Researchers: Mar Viana Rodríguez
Support: Mercè Cabañas Albero , Verónica Moreno Martín , Rafael Bartrolí Solé
Funding: European Project
Innovative technologies and socio-ecological-economic solutions for fire resilient territories in Europe
Extreme wildfire events (EWE) are becoming a major environmental, economic and social threat in Southern Europe and increasingly gaining importance elsewhere in Europe. As the limits of fire suppression-centered strategies become evident, practitioners, researchers and policymakers increasingly recognise the need to develop novel approaches that shift emphasis to the root causes and impacts of EWE, moving towards preventive landscape and community management for greater resilience. FIRE-RES integrates existing research, technology, civil protection, policy and governance spheres related to wildfires to innovate processes, methods and tools to effectively promote the implementation of a more holistic fire management approach and support the transition towards more resilient landscapes and communities to EWE.
Grant agreement ID: 101037419
Funding: EU H2020
Start Date: 01/12/2021 – End Date: 30/11/2025
Researchers: Mar Viana Rodríguez , Barend L. van Drooge , Stefan Platikanov , Aurelio Tobías Garces , Andrés Alastuey Urós , Jordina Gili Ciurana
Support: Aina Maín Nadal
Funding: European Project
Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS
The project aims to demonstrate how service tools from atmospheric research infrastructures can be adapted and enhanced to better address the challenges and societal needs concerning air quality in European cities and industrial hotspots. RI-URBANS responds to urgent needs to substantially reduce air pollution across the European Union by providing enhanced air quality observations in support of advanced air quality policy assessment.
We develop and enhance synergies between Air Quality Monitoring Networks (AQMNs) and research infrastructures in the atmospheric domain and combine advanced scientific knowledge and innovative technologies to develop pilot service tools. These will enhance the AQMNs capacity to evaluate, predict and support policies for abating urban air pollution. RI-URBANS deploys tools and information systems in the hands of citizens and communities to support decision-making by AQ managers and regulators. The focus is on ambient nanoparticles and atmospheric particulate matter, their sizes, constituents, source contributions, and gaseous precursors. RI-URBANS will evaluate novel air quality parameters, source contributions, and their associated health effects to demonstrate the European added value of implementing such service tools.
Funded by the European Commission’s call “European Research Infrastructures capacities and services to address European Green Deal challenges (LC-GD-9-1-2020)”
Start Date: 01/10/2021 – End Date: 30/09/2025
Project Leader: Xavier Querol Carceller
Researchers: Teresa Moreno Pérez , Fulvio Amato , Andrés Alastuey Urós , Angeliki Karanasiou , María Cruz Minguillón , Mar Viana Rodríguez , Marco Pandolfi , Joan Grimalt Obrador , Barend L. van Drooge , Meritxell Garcia i Marlès , Marjan Savadkoohi , Xiansheng Liu
Support: Alicia Arroyo , Ana Sotres Fernández , Alejandro Rodríguez Bermejo , Mercè Ratera Bastardas , Sergio de Campos Paus
Funding: European Project
Next Generation Tools for advanced mobility solutions
The main goal of Next4Mob is to build the basis for the next generation of innovative methods and an opensource toolset that advances the state-of-the-art in urban transport modelling and prediction, with a high level of applicability for decision-making in the field of transport and urban planning.
IDAEA will lead differents workplans which main objective is: to collect and analyze mobility, demographics, socio-economics, and land use data; to improve our knowledge of air pollutants in the city, to help predict their likely reductions resulting from the implementation of different scenarios that will be considered in the case studies in Next4Mob (such as low emission zones, LEZ) and to calculate the emissions for the whole city of Valladolid and for the low emission zone (LEZ) for different implementation scenarios, with varying types of restrictions.
Priority Line: Smart urban and metropolitan mobility strategies
Participants: IFISC-CSIX; IDAEA-CSIC; IEGD-CSIC; Transyt – Universidad Politecnica de Madrid UPM; Universidad de Cantabria; Autobuses Urbanos de Valladolid.
Funding: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (reference: PLEC2021-007824)