Financing the ACTRIS project
The ACTRIS project – Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure – is a project, in which the University of Wrocław is the main consortium leader, and has received financial resources under the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020, action 4.2. Before obtaining the project, the following activities had been performed: creating the Actris-PL consortium and entering the Polish Map for Research Infrastructure (2020). The consortium, except for the University of Wrocław (the leader of the project), consists of: the Institute of Geophysics – Polish Academy of Sciences (the consortium leader of ACTRIS-PL), Institute of Environmental Engineering – Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute, University of Warsaw, University of Silesia in Katowice, and Poznań University of Life Sciences.
The project aims to expand the research infrastructure for the study of aerosols, clouds and trace gases, and to strengthen the partnership with the pan-European research infrastructure Actris. In 2020, the research center in Wrocław was included in the ACTRIS National Facilities list. The research agenda in the SGOP competition scored the highest possible notes and this enabled the access to the funds. The project is a part of the activities of Priority Research Areas: Human – city – environment, where it has to secure and integrate the needs of research equipment of the University of Wrocław from the Institute of Geography and Regional Development, and the Institute of Geological Sciences. As a part of the project, the professional apparatus to test atmospheric aerosol and its influence on climate change, including lidar, photometer, nephelometer, and real-time particle spectrometers, will be purchased. What is more, the University of Wrocław will become the main data depository of the Actris-PL.
The team working on the project: Anetta Drzeniecka-Osiadacz (leader), PhD; Maciej Górka, PhD; Maciej Kryza, PhD; Arkadiusz Remut, MSc; Tymoteusz Sawiński, PhD; Małgorzata Werner, PhD; Piotr Modzel, M.Eng. Support during the preparation stage: Foreign Projects Office of the University of Wrocław (thank you!). Total budget: PLN 14,620,112.18.