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Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure – ACTRIS, the European research infrastructure supporting atmospheric science

Laj, Paolo; Myhre, Cathrine Lund; Riffault, Véronique; Amiridis, Vassilis; Fuchs, Hendrik; Eleftheriadis, Konstantinos; Petäjä, Tuukka; Salameh, Therese; Kivekäs, Niku; Juurola, Eija; Saponaro, Giulia; Philippin, Sabine; Cornacchia, Carmela; Arboledas, Lucas Alados; Baars, Holger; Claude, Anja; De Mazière, Martine; Dils, Bart; Dufresne, Marvin; Evangeliou, Nikolaos; Favez, Olivier; Fiebig, Markus; Haeffelin, Martial; Herrmann, Hartmut; Höhler, Kristina; Illmann, Niklas; Kreuter, Axel; Ludewig, Elke; Marinou, Eleni; Möhler, Ottmar; Mona, Lucia; Murberg, Lise Eder; Nicolae, Doina; Novelli, Anna; O'Connor, Ewan; Ohneiser, Kevin; Altieri, Rosa Maria Petracca; Picquet-Varrault, Benedicte; van Pinxteren, Dominik; Pospichal, Bernhard; Putaud, Jean-Philippe; Reimann, Stefan; Siomos, Nikolaos; Stachlewska, Iwona S.; Tillmann, Ralf; Voudouri, Kalliopi Artemis; Wandinger, Ulla; Wiedensohler, Alfred; Apituley, Arnoud; Comerón, Adolfo; Gysel-Beer, Martin; Mihalopoulos, Nikolaos; Nikolova, Nina; Pietruczuk, Aleksander; Sauvage, Stéphane; Sciare, Jean; Skov, Henrik; Svendby, Tove; Swietlicki, Erik; Tonev, Dimitar; Vaughan, Geraint; Zdimal, Vladimir; Baltensperger, Urs; Doussin, Jean-François; Kulmala, Markku; Pappalardo, Gelsomina; Sundet, Sanna Sorvari; Vana, Milan

Publication details

Journal: Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS), 2024

Doi: doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-23-0064.1

The Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS) officially became the 33rd European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) on April 25, 2023 with the support of 17 founding member and observer countries. As a pan-European legal organization, ACTRIS ERIC will coordinate the provision of data and data products on short-lived atmospheric constituents and clouds relevant to climate and air pollution over the next 15-20 years. ACTRIS was designed more than a decade ago, and its development was funded at national and European levels. It was included in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap in 2016 and subsequently, in the national infrastructure roadmaps of European countries. It became a landmark of the ESFRI roadmap in 2021. The purpose of this paper is to describe the mission of ACTRIS, its added value to the community of atmospheric scientists, providing services to academia as well as the public and private sectors, and to summarize its main achievements. The present publication serves as a reference document for ACTRIS, its users and the scientific community as a whole. It provides the reader with relevant information and an overview on ACTRIS governance and services, as well as a summary of the main scientific achievements of the last 20 years. The paper concludes with an outlook on the upcoming challenges for ACTRIS and the strategy for its future evolution.