Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Harald

Contact Surname: Berresheim

Contact Address:

NUI Galway School of Physics & Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies University Road Galway

Telephone Contact Number: +353(0)91495705

Fax Contact Number: +353(0)91494584

Email Address: harald.berresheim@nuigalway.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: National University of Ireland, Galway

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/staff_pages/h_berresheim/index.html

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Current Research Interests • Atmospheric composition and climate change: natural processes & anthropogenic pollution. • Atmospheric oxidation efficiency: trace gases and free radicals: HOx, NOx, O3, halogens, hydrocarbons. • Atmospheric aerosol: gas-to-particle conversion, gas-particle interactions. • Potential health effects of trace gases and aerosol. • Aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS): size-dependent organic mass fraction of atmospheric aerosol. • Chemical ionisation mass spectrometry (CIMS): trace gases and free radicals in the marine atmosphere. • Global, European, and national monitoring programmes at Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
climate change atmospheric chemistry atmospheric physics air quality reactive gases ozone nitrogen oxides sulfur compounds free radicals aerosol composition field measurements mass spectrometry meteorology modelling

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUIG Priority Research Area (PRA) Energy, NUIG Centre for Health from Environment (CHE), NUIG


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Member of WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme Contributor to EU EMEP programme Contributor to EU ACCENT programme Member of European Geophysical Union

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Previous involvement in EU funded projects: ESA/TEMIS Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service EUCAARI Atmospheric Aerosols and Climate PARFORCE New Particle Formation and Fate in the Coastal Environment JCOMP Actinic Flux / Photolysis Frequency Measurement Intercomparison Experiment


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Personalising health and care

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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