RESEARCH PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS
The eight Central Facilities coordinates ACTRIS operation at European level and consists of six Topical Centres, the Data Centre and the Head Office. Each Central Facility consists of several Units hosted by a responsible ACTRIS Research Performing Organisation (RPO) of an ACTRIS member country. CFs participate in ACTRIS governance and management and provide services to the users accordingly to the user access policy as well as operation support to the National FacilitiesREAD MORE
ACTRIS Data Centre (DC) is responsible for handling the ACTRIS data. The primary role of ACTRIS DC is to compile, archive, and provide access to well documented and traceable ACTRIS measurement data and data products, including digital tools for visualisations, data analysis, and research. As a tool for science, the highest priority for ACTRIS DC is to maintain and increase the availability of ACTRIS data and data products relevant to climate and air quality research for all interested users. All primary measurement data and produced data products are made available to the users via the ACTRIS data portal. ACTRIS DC provides scientists and other user groups with free and open access to all measurements, both quality-assured data and near-real-time data, archived in interoperable topical data repositories handling diverse types of data.
The Head Office is the central hub of ACTRIS, coordinating ACTRIS operations and enabling ACTRIS services. The Head Office supports the work of the General Assembly and the advisory bodies and committees of the ACTRIS ERIC.
The HO coordinates the RI at the European level, in close cooperation with the national ACTRIS consortia, the NFs, and the other CFs. ACTRIS Head Office (HO) is in charge of the strategic development and planning of ACTRIS
services for users to solve important scientific questions and in promoting technology
development and innovations.
HO also manages and oversees the future cooperation with RIs from other domains. HO coordinates and promotes ACTRIS services, handles internal and external communication, operates the legal entity, and ensure the strategic development and sustainability of ACTRIS. The HO coordinates the RI at the European level, in close cooperation with the national ACTRIS consortia, the NFs, and the other CFs.
The National Facilities (NFs) comprise Observational and Exploratory Platforms, both within Europe and at selected global sites.
Exploratory Platforms and selected Observational Platforms provide users with physical access to state-of-the-art, well-characterised and versatile facilities.
ACTRIS NFs support long-term observation and operations related to atmospheric aerosol, clouds and reactive trace gases, following measurement methodologies and procedures defined by ACTRIS TCs.
ACTRIS Observational Platforms are fixed ground-based stations delivering long-term high-quality data on a regular schedule and common operation standards by applying state- of-the-art remote-sensing and in situ measurement techniques.READ MORE
ACTRIS Exploratory Platforms are atmospheric simulation chambers, laboratory platforms and mobile platforms that perform dedicated experiments and contribute data on atmospheric constituents.READ MORE