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The World Calibration Centre for Physical Aerosol Properties has following tasks:

  • Site audits of WMO-GAW, EMEP and ACTRIS stations on request or due to priorities given by the Scientific Advisory Groups for Aerosols


  • Calibration and intercomparison workshops for physical aerosol instrumentation at the WCCAP facilities

  • Capacity building of station personnel and young scientists due to aerosol training courses

  • Advice in the implementation of new sampling sites, inlet configuration, aerosol instrumentation


  • Cooperation to scientifically evaluate aerosol measurements

  • Twinning partnerships to support aerosol programs worldwide

  • Development of Standard Operation Procedures for physical aerosol instrumentation

  • Cooperation with EMEP, European research infrastructure network (ACTRIS) and the German Ultrafine Aerosol Network (GUAN)

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