State-of-the-art environmental research infrastructures become increasingly complex and costly, often requiring integration of different equipment, services, and data, as well as extensive international collaboration. Clear and measurable impact of the research Infrastructures is therefore needed in order to justify such investments (from member states and the EU) - whether it is an impact in terms of knowledge, developments in the environmental field of science, new innovative approaches, capacity-building or other socio-economic impacts. Moreover, improving the impact supports the long-term sustainability of the research infrastructures.

This session aims at discussing how to best monitor, interpret, and assess the efficiency and impact of environmental and Earth system research infrastructures. Even more importantly, the session seeks a breadth of contributions, with focus on ways to increase and improve the impact of research infrastructures, not only through the scientific outcomes they produce, but also, for example, through increasing the number of touchpoints with other actors in the society, or awareness of the services they offer- whether this is enhanced by lobbying, direct cooperation with industrial partners, or any other action. Talks on how to enhance the impact through the strategic communications activities are especially welcome.

Co-organized as AS5.25/BG1.59/GI1.8/OS4.34/SM5.8
Convener: Katri Ahlgren | Co-convener: Magdalena Brus
| Wed, 10 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Room L8
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Hall X4

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 08:30–10:15 | Hall X4

Chairperson: Werner Kutsch
X4.249 |
| Highlight
Siv K Lauvset, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Holger Lange, Are Olsen, and Andreas Stohl
X4.250 |
Marlene Schramm, Holger Lange, and Junbin Zhao
X4.251 |
Corinna Rebmann, Claudia Schütze, Laura Dienstbach, Inma Garcia Quiros, Sebastian Gimper, and Patrick Schmidt
X4.252 |
| presentation
Hakan Alcik, Ali Pinar, and Ahmet Korkmaz
X4.253 |
Christoph Wohner and Johannes Peterseil
X4.254 |
Behaviour of Hg species in the mesotidal zone of the Nalón estuary (Asturias, northern Spain)
Efren Garcia-Ordiales, Nieves Roqueñí, Jorge Loredo, Stefano Covelli, Pablo Cienfuegos, Giorgio Fontolan, and Lorena Sanz-Prada
X4.255 |
Spatio-Radiometric Analysis to Quantify the Impact of Pollutants over Mango Tree Leaves around Delhi-Dehradun National Highway NH-58
(withdrawn after no-show)
Akshay Pandey and Kamal Jain
X4.256 |
| Highlight
futureArtic atmosphere ocean interactions
Rüdiger Gerdes