The aim of the program is to:Deliver well documented scientific evidence within key areas on the behaviour of pollutants in the atmosphere and on the effects to human health and ecosystems.
To participate and interact with national and international bodies supporting the development of science-based air pollution policies.
To develop tools in order to support integrated assessment approaches on air pollution.
The SCARP program is directed to four areas:
1) To assess health effects related to short- and long term exposure to ambient air pollution relevant for the Nordic countries. Particular emphasis is put on effects associated with exposure to particles from sources, such as road traffic, local wood burning and long range transport.
2) Particles, where the objective is to give significant contributions to the understanding of the behaviour of particles in the atmosphere and the quantification of source-receptor relationships through measurements, data evaluation and modelling.
3) Ecosystem effects, where the objective is to further develop models related to chemical and ecosystem effects from deposition of N compounds. In particular, research will be directed towards N processes and responses in terrestrial systems.
4) Contribute to the development of integrated assessment models (IAM), in particular the inclusion of non-technical measures and the application of IAM models for Sweden.
All scientific work will be done in close collaboration with relevant international bodies for the development of air pollution policies, including CLRTAP, WHO and organisations within the European Union.
SCARP - Projects and objectives
Revised project description
Mid term report for Phase I & Appendix
Proposal Phase II & Appendix