One of the main challenges we face today is to reduce pollution from traffic and improve air quality in our cities.
The metro is a mode of transport that moves a large number of people efficiently and sustainably.
Within the European IMPROVE LIFE project, CSIC and TMB are taking measurements to assess how the movement of trains and external pollution affect air quality in Barcelona metro stations, in order to propose and develop improvement measures.

To know more about IMPROVE-LIFE we invite you to see the project’s video.

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IMPROVE-LIFE PROJECT is testing measures that can reduce PM concentrations in platforms and inside trains, taking into account variations in all the key factors such as station depth, date of construction, station design, type of ventilation, types of brakes used on the trains, train frequency and the presence or absence of platform screen door systems. It also comprises indoor carriage air quality.

We would like to know your opinion, by answering this brief questionnaire.



5th Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology
Jointly organised with IMPROVE LIFE13 ENV/ES/263

We are pleased to invite you to the next edition of the RICTA meeting that will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 4th to 6th of July 2017.
The meeting this year will also benefit from the workshop on air quality on subway systems organized by the IMPROVE LIFE project on the 3rd of July. Innovative and sunny Barcelona will host what we are sure will be a vibrant meeting to bring together Spanish and Portuguese groups active in aerosol research, as well as researchers from countries outside Iberia who are most welcome to attend. Over the 4 days from the afternoon of Monday 3rd to the final lunch on Thursday 6th of July experts will have the opportunity to network, find new and lasting collaborations, exchange ideas, create new ones, and be inspired by top-level keynote speeches, to further develop the field of aerosol research. The program will combine multi-disciplinarity with the highest scientific quality. As in previous editions (Évora 2013, Tarragona 2014, Elche 2015 and Aveiro 2016), the participation of young researchers is especially encouraged with the organization of a Summer School on Aerosol Science and Technology, focused this year on air quality issues related to urban public transport .

We look forward to see you in Barcelona!