Strategic guidance for upscaling RIURBANS service tools
We will address how the different actors (research infrastructures, air quality monitoring networks, and possibly others) can join forces to trigger the decision-making process leading to the upgrade of existing infrastructure for air quality monitoring. It provides the roadmap to upscale service tools demonstrated above, including instrumentation and modelling tools, data flow and management with FAIR principles, health effects analysis, citizen involvement, and assessment for agencies and administrations.
The roadmap defines how the service tools developed and tested will be made available to users (air quality monitoring networks, in particular) beyond the project lifetime, and the best options for developing sustainable synergies and complementary capabilities between research infrastructures and monitoring networks. The roadmap includes the engineering plans for extending and upgrading existing European research infrastructures, through an upgrade of their service portfolio, including the specific RI-URBANS services. This requires addressing the management of data provision and data quality in the project, and the modalities by which the service may be upgraded to meet larger scale requirements. To meet strategic pillar 3, it will also require addressing modalities, whereby modelling and spatialization tools are made available to users, and the interaction with Copernicus and EOSC.
This work package encompasses training and transfer knowledge dimension in the current term of the project and beyond to ensure air quality monitoring networks and other stakeholders are clearly prepared to benefit from RI-URBANS. The task of WP5 will be then to clearly define the level and modalities of support that air quality monitoring networks can expect if they want to implement those service tools developed in WP1-3.