Atmospheric researchers of the new research infrastructure ACTRIS-D meet for the first time in Leipzig

Leipzig, 15.06.2022

German contribution to the European Network will enable better forecasts for air quality, weather and climate in the future


Leipzig. Researchers from all over Germany will meet next week for the official launch of ACTRIS-D, a new infrastructure for research into fine dust particles, clouds and trace gases. Spread over eleven institutions, this German contribution to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS will enable better forecasts for air quality, weather and climate in the future. At the first annual ACTRIS-D conference from 20 to 22 June in Leipzig, about 100 researchers from 11 German universities, research centres and authorities will discuss the latest scientific results from atmospheric research and further cooperation.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the development of this infrastructure for eight years with a total of 86 million euros. Many players in German atmospheric research are working together in ACTRIS-D - including universities, non-university research institutions and authorities. The German part is coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) in Leipzig, which receives around 25 million euros to improve the infrastructure.


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ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) is the basic European research infrastructure for short-lived atmospheric constituents. Graphic: