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No. MS. No. Milestone name Description Related WP Estimated Month Actual delivery month Means of verification Lead Beneficiary
 WP1
1 MS1.1 Organization of project Kick-off meeting
Related to D1.1 1 1 2 Minutes sent CNRS
2 MS1.2 Launch of call for TNA
- 1 2 2 Call published CNRS
MS1.3  Definition of terms of reference for independent project bodies (IAB, DC-EB, TUSP)  - Data validated  CNRS 
4 MS1.4 Project-internal website implemented
- 1 3 2 Minutes sent CNRS
MS1.5 Organization of first official project meeting
Related to D1.2  1 10   Minutes sent  CNRS
MS1.6 Organization of second official project meeting  Related to D1.4  22   Minutes sent  CNRS 
7 MS1.7  Organization of third official project meeting  Related to D1.5  34   Minutes sent  CNRS 
MS1.8  Organization of final official project meeting 46    Minutes sent  CNRS 
 WP2
MS2.1  Update of chamber overview tables   Web page launched with the list of main characteristics  of the different chambers of the Eurochamp consortium.  Updated overview online
CEAM 
10 MS2.2 Workshop for the definition of experiments to ensure that the activity programme is optimum for model advancement  Organisation and execution of a worshop  at the beginning of the project with the aim of defining the list of tests and  experimental conditions to carry out during the workpackage, with the attendance of chamber holders and modellers  3 Minutes sent   CEAM 
11  MS2.3  Definition of experimental conditions for the test experiments for task 2.1 Creation of a list containing experiments and conditions for determination of chamber-dependent parameters affecting chemistry, defined by consensus of the Eurochamp partners involved in the task  Definition validated  CEAM  
12  MS2.4  Definition of experimental conditions for the multi-chamber experiments for task 2.2  Creation of a list  containing experiments and conditions to carry out  multi-chamber studies and model tools on radical chemistry, VOC oxidation and SOA, defined by consensus of the Eurochamp partners involved in the task  12   Definition validated  CEAM  
13  MS2.5  Workshop for the selection/interpretation of experiments  Organisation and execution of a worshop to discuss the first result obtained on the experiments carried out to that date and, if necessary, update or redefine the list of tests and  experimental conditions to carry out until the end of the project
2 24    Minutes sent  CEAM  
14  MS2.6  Workshop for the interpretation of optimum experiments for model advancement  Organisation and execution of a workshop for discussion on the results and selection of the most suitable experiments to be used for modelling advancement purposes  44    Minutes sent    CEAM 
 WP3
15 MS3.1 Evaluation of a library of scripts dedicated to handling of data files in the common format  Library of scripts to verify EUROCHAMP data format (.edf) compliance, visualize data and combine various data sets is evaluated.
  Evaluation completed FZJ 
16 MS3.2  Workshop on the provision of data to the data centre  The workshop is scheduled, participants are invited and the minutes are sent.   3 10    Minutes sent FZJ 
17 MS3.3  Workshop on standard protocols and best practices in simulation chamber experiments  The workshop is scheduled, participants are invited and the minutes are sent.  3 12    Minutes sent  FZJ
18  MS3.4 Precise definition of high level-products to be implemented in the LADP  High level parameters for use in the library of advances data products (LAPD), are validated to compile a list of parameters to use in chemical modelling, radiative transfer calculations, and remote sensing.  18    Data validated FZJ 
19 MS3.5  Dissemination among the consortium of a library of scripts to handle edf data files  Library of scripts to verify EUROCHAMP data format (.edf) compliance, visualize data and combine various data sets is available to the consortium partners.  18 
Data distributed FZJ 
20 MS3.6  Evaluation of a suite of tools for the analysis of aerosol chamber experiment Library of scripts to visualize aerosol data, correct for wall losses and compare between experiments is evaluated.  24   Evaluation completed FZJ 
21 MS3.7 Intercomparison campaign on the measurement of small oxygenated organic The campaign is scheduled and key international participating groups are identified. An experiment schedule is developed and PIs are identified.  24    Campaign launched FZJ 
22 MS3.8  Dissemination among the consortium of a GUI for the use with FTIR analysis software  A user friendly graphical interface for FTR data analysis, optimized to retrieve concentration profiles of compounds in complex gas mixtures, is distributed among the consortium.
24   Data distributed FZJ 
23  MS3.9  Dissemination among the consortium of a suite of tools to analyse of aerosol experiments  Library of scripts to visualize aerosol data, correct for wall losses and compare between experiments is available to the consortium partners.
30    Data distributed  FZJ 
24 MS.310  Intercomparison campaign of IN instruments  The campaign is scheduled and key international participating groups are identified. An experiment schedule is developed and PIs are identified.  36    Campaign launched FZJ 
25  MS3.11  Intercomparison campaign of PTR-MS instruments
The campaign is scheduled and key international participating groups are identified. An experiment schedule is developed and PIs are identified.  36    Campaign launched FZJ 
 WP4
26  MS4.1 Database of potential industry users established  A comprehensive list of the potential industry partners operating in the key sectors important to EUROCHAMP-2020 will be created and regularly updated   3 Database published  UCC 
27  MS4.2  Innovation Advisory Board established  Group of international experts established to provide advice on how the infrastructure can best develop and promote a culture of co-operation with industry    Members' list available  UCC 
28  MS4.3  Innovation Platform webpages and publicity completed
All partners will be involved in preparation of the Innovation Platform section of the EUROCHAMP-2020 website which will include details on facilities, case studies of previous successful collaborations with industry etc.   Platform validated  UCC 
29  MS4.4  Open-ended call for Associated Partnership issued and publicized  Open invitation to SMEs and companies to join EUROCHAMP-2020 as Associated Partners will be issued via website, email and other dissemination channels  Call published  UCC
30  MS4.5  Innovation Workshop  Workshop involving Partners, Associated Partners, and other potential industry users to discuss plans for TNA visits and other types of collaborative activities  12    Minutes sent  UCC 
31  MS4.6  Final survey of industry users completed Survey completed by industry users to gain feedback on the effectiveness of the Innovation Platform  12    Survey completed  UCC 
 WP5
32  MS5.1  A joint ACTRIS/EUROCHAMP scientific meeting on joint operation of activities  Meeting of scientists operating in ACTRIS and EUROCHAMP to define specific requirements from the EUROCHAMP community in terms of services to support operations in the long term  12    Minutes sent  UHEL
33  MS5.2  Definition of criteria for platform eligibility in a physical access program  Completion of meeting series defining EUROCHAMP requiremens for access services in ACTRIS with criteria distributed internally to the consortium  15    Data validated  UHEL 
34  MS5.3  Feedback from ACTRIS Data Centre and ENVRI ICT experts on best options for integration  A document jointly issued by ACTRIS DC and EUROCHAMP DC on best options for joint DC architecture, reviewed by ICT experts from ENVRI, is distributed internally to the consortium  15    Data distributed UHEL 
35  MS5.4  Criteria for eligibility as Central Facility are defined  Completion of meeting series on EUROCHAMP requiremens for Central Facilities structures and services in ACTRIS with requirements distributed internally to the consortium  24    Data validated  UHEL 
36  MS5.5
Opt-in/Opt-out strategy is decided by ACTRIS and EUROCHAMP communities (partnership)  A document reviewing options for the EUROCHAMP long-term strategy to ESFRI is distributed internally to the consortium  36    Data validated  UHEL 
37  MS5.6  EUROCHAMP/ACTRIS stakeholder meeting  Meeting of ACTRIS and EUROCHAMP stakeholders to review means of integration of EUROCHAMP into ACTRIS RI and impacts (including financial)  36   Minutes sent UHEL
 WP6
38  MS6.1  Project website and social media accounts established   The website is online with updated content, open to a wide community and not just experts in the field  6 E-tools available CNRS
39  MS6.2  Promotional material and mobile exhibition stand available 
The promotional material has been available and distributed widely in Europe  12    Package available  CNRS 
40  MS6.3  Educational materials available for distribution  The Educational material has been made available and has been used to attract and increase common awarness on the topic of that prject
24      CNRS 
 WP7
41  MS7.1  Definition of application and selection procedure for physical access to the EUROCHAMP simulation chambers
Definition of centralized procedure and user requirements for application of proposals and on-line submission, nomination of external and internal TNA selection panel members, definition of evaluation and selection procedure including selection criteria, development of application and evaluation forms and reporting documents (templates).  Data published on the web  BUW 
42  MS7.2  Advertisement of TNA opportunities and launch of continuous call for TNA  Wide advertisement of continuous call for access via mailing lists and on EUROCHAMP webportal, including information about access opportunities and general TNA procedures for users, publicity for TNA opportunities on EUROCHAMP station websites TNA call launched  BUW 
43  MS7.3  Intermediate assessment of EUROCHAMP simulation chambers access provision and outreach  Related to D8.1   22    Assessment completed  BUW
44  MS7.4  Final assessment of EUROCHAMP simulation chambers access provision and outreach
Related to D8.2  46    Assessment completed  BUW
 WP8
45  MS8.1  Definition of application and selection procedure for access to the EUROCHAMP-2020 calibration facilities  This includes the design of the correspondig web interface forms, definition of requested user information, time intervalls leading from an application to a decision, and the specific peer review procedure that will be used to select users of the calibration facilites by the TNA User Selection Panel.  Procedure published  KIT 
46  MS8.2  Advertisement of TNA opportunities and launch of continuous call for TNA  Announcement of the TNA opportunities to access the calibration facilities  on the EUROCHAMP 2020 homepage and through networks of possibly interested scientist such as ACTRIS or IGAC. Launch of the application web site on the EUROCHAMP 2020 homepage.  TNA call lanched  KIT 
47  MS8.3  Intermediate assessment of EUROCHAMP-2020 calibration service and access provision  Evaluation of user feedback and the number and quality of access to calibration facilities provided so far. Definition of potential measures to improve the access to the calibration facilities.   22    Assessment completed  KIT 
48  MS8.4  Final assessment of EUROCHAMP-2020 calibration service and access provision  Evaluation of user feedback and the number and quality of access to calibration facilities provided. Comparison of the number and quality of access requested with that provided.  46    Assessment completed  KIT 
 WP9
49  MS9.1  Definition of new EUROCHAMP DC Architecture  A new and long-term architecture of EUROCHAMP DC will be defined in order to facilitate the provision of data by partners and the access data to a large community of users.  Data validated (PDF) CNRS 
50  MS9.2  Transfer of the existing database on environmental chamber studies to the Data Centre managed by the CNRS  The existing database established during previous EUROCHAMP projects will be transferred to the scientific Data Centre of CNRS to make it more operative, secured and sustainable. Two data repositories will be created: The Database of Atmospheric Simulation Chamber Studies (DASCS) and the Library of Analytical Resources (LAR)
  Data centre transferred  CNRS 
51  MS9.3  Release of tools dedicated to data providers  Tools developed to facilitate the provision of data and the management of the database will be provided to partners. They include: (i) tools for monitoring activities of data providers, (ii)tools for monitoring data provision and usage and (iii) implementation of flagging systems to support data quality control defined in NA2 and NA3.  13    Tools available  CNRS 
52  MS9.4  Release of tools dedicated to data users  Tools developed/improved to enhance the use of the database by external users will be provided. They include: (i) global user interface, (ii) vizualisation and searching tools and (iii) tools for modelling of chamber data. 20    Tools available  CNRS 
53  MS9.5  Release of DHLP database accessible to the users  Tools developed/improved to enhance the use of the database by external users will be provided. They include: (i) global user interface, (ii) vizualisation and searching tools and (iii) tools for modelling of chamber data.  30    Database validated  CNRS 
 WP10
54  MS10.1  Upgrade of AIDA chamber with humidification and SIMONE depolarization systems completed   Upgrade of AIDA chamber with an air humidification system and a UV source for photo-chemical processes, and a more sensitive instrument (SIMONE) for in situ detection of phase transitions by improved light scattering and circular depolarization measurements, with improvements demonstrated.  10  12    Data validated  PSI 
55  MS10.2  Protocol established to couple primary combustion sources to simulation chambers  Development of a protocol that allows the artefact-free transfer of gas-phase and particulate components from different combustion sources  to the corresponding chamber for process studies.  10  12    Protocol validated  PSI 
56 MS10.3  Chambers have been adapted and are available for activity 10.3.1 
Adaptation of atmospheric simulation chambers to assess the importance of surface reactions in realistic, complex reactions systems at near-natural atmospheric concentrations and conditions, as a function of concentration, light conditions, temperature and interface conditions; with evidence given by a typical example.
10  12    Data validated  PSI 
57  MS10.4  Method established for continuous mode operation of chambers   Demonstration of a validated method  to operate the involved chambers in continuous mode supplying a constant flow-rate of well-characterized aged gas/aerosols mixtures, to allow atmospheric exposures over time scales of several days.  10  15    Method validated PSI 
58  MS10.5  Upgrade of CESAM chamber with a UV-VIS in situ optical system completed   Upgrade of the CESAM chamber  with a UV-VIS in situ optical system for a more realistic representation of the aerosol absorption properties in this spectral domain completed, provision of a demonstration case.  10  18    Data validated  PSI 
59  MS10.6  Experimental protocols established for chamber studies of bioaerosols   Methods for generating stable suspensions of bioaerosols (mainly bacteria and fungal spores) in the chamber developed, tested  and optimized. Chamber operating conditions developed to expose bioaerosols, including bacteria  and fungal spores to defined meteorological conditions (humidity, UV light) and/or atmospheric chemical composition.  10 18    Protocols validated  PSI 
60  MS10.7  Protocol established for the production of aerosol particles for health studies and cultural heritage exposure.  Development and test of an improved, more robust particle enrichment system comleted,  complemented with design improvements of the cell exposure instruments and compared with chamber studies with near to atmospheric concentrations.  10  21   Protocol validated  PSI 
61  MS10.8  Prototype of new instrumentation for the detection of hydroxyl radicals, hydroperoxy radicals and speciated organic peroxy radicals developed.  Prototype of instrument based on Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) developed with improvements  to enhance quality assurance of measurements by implementing a chemical OH titration method.  10  24    Prototype running  PSI 
62 MS10.9  Protocol for chamber measurements with real sources  Best practices established for chamber measurements utilizing real anthropogenic and biogenic emission sources, for the investigation of the effects of emission treatment and injection (e.g. sampling temperature, dilution conditions, injection order of multiple sources) , with the goal to assure the repeatability and atmospheric representativeness of the measurements.  10  24    Protocol validated  PSI 
63  MS10.10  Instrumentation for the detection of oxygenated / nitrogenous / highly functionalized species made available at chambers  Chemical ionization mass spectrometry combined with a time-of-flight detector (TOF-CIMS) adapted to chamber experiments in order to specify and quantify OVOC of particular interest such as organic hydroperoxides, carbonyl compounds, organic acids and organic nitrates, and highly oxidized organic compounds in general.  10  24    Instrumentation validated  PSI 
64  MS10.11  Evaluation of representativeness of cloud condensation and ice nucleation experiments compared to the ILMARI chamber completed.  Evaluation completed on how representative cloud condensation and ice nucleation experiments with single or multiple precursors and seed material are compared to experiments with the ILMARI chamber using real emission sources (wood combustion, vehicle emissions, and plant emissions).  10  24    Evaluation completed  PSI 
65  MS10.12  Protocol for controlling the key species and to investigate the gas phase and particle phase processes using real emission sources or ambient air   Protocol completed to establish the best practice for chamber measurements utilizing real anthropogenic and biogenic emission sources, the effects of emission treatment and injection (e.g. sampling temperature, dilution conditions, injection order of multiple sources), to assure the repeatability and atmospheric representativeness of the measurements.  10  33    Protocol validated  PSI 
66  MS10.13  Chamber experiments to test carbon/hydroxyl radical reactivity balance   NO3 measurement techniques developed from proof of concept in EUROCHAMP2 to routine operation.   10  36    Data validated  PSI 
67  MS10.14  Extension of LACIS simulator for cloud turbulence studies completed   Extension of the Leipzig Aerosol Cloud Interaction Simulator’s (LACIS) capabilities completed to enable investigation of the interactions between cloud microphysical processes (e.g., particle activation to droplets and droplet freezing) under well-defined turbulence and thermodynamic conditions and to study the impact of turbulence on cloud entrainment regions or cloud internal temperature and humidity fluctuations.  10  36    Process completed  PSI 

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