EU Research Projects

ESPREME

Estimation of willingness-to-pay to reduce risks of exposure to heavy metals and cost-benefit analysis for reducing heavy metals occurence in Europe (2004-2006)

MSC-E in 2005 participated in the EU ESPREME project under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission (EC). The project aims to develop methods and tools to support European environmental policy making in the specific case of reducing the harmful impacts of heavy metals in a harmonised way across Europe. The role of MSC-E in the project was to assess by means of its chemical transport models the atmospheric dispersion of selected heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, As, Ni and Cr) and their deposition to water and soil.