Integrated Monitoring on Asian Atmospheric Pollutants and Their Impact on Environment and Climate-Participation of International Experiment: 7-Seas/Pm2.5 and Better Air Quality Network in Sea

Project Details


The physical and chemical processes of formation, emission, transport and transformation of atmospheric pollutants including acid substances, regional haze, Asian dust, biomass burning and atmospheric mercury in Asian region are very complicated, resulting in impact on regional environment and climate. Taiwan is also influenced by such impact in direct and indirect ways. Therefore, this proposed project with a reformed title Phase I (2020/8-2022/7) will continue the legacy of previous Phases I-V, and further to integrate ground-based measurements, remote sensing observation, climatic dynamic analysis, and model simulation in order to analyze the physiochemical processes during the long-range transport of above atmospheric pollutants, and further to assess their impact on regional climate. Besides, we will collaborate with USA Navy and NASA’s 7-SEAS (7 South East Asian Studies) for investigating the impact of biomass burning of Southeast Asia in order to study the impact of atmospheric pollutants and biomass burning of the South Asia. So far, we have conducted the 7-SEAS pre-studies: 2010 Dongsha Experiment, 2011-2012 Son La Campaigns in northern Vietnam, and 2013-2015 BASELInE for identifying the characteristics of biomass burning aerosol and pollution over source and receptor regions. Meanwhile, the first special issue has published 28 papers on 2013 October of Atmospheric Environment. The Phase II (2013-2015) of 7-SEAS has been being carried out for studying the aerosol and cloud interactions. The second special issue has published 27 papers on 2016 November of Aerosol and Air Quality Research. Besides, during the 2018 and 2019 7-SEAS planning and data workshops the delegates from SEA countries strongly suggested Taiwan should play a leading role to build a common platform of capacity building, database and science and technology development for PM2.5 and its impact studies. Thus, in this grand project, we propose to establish the PM2.5 Southeast Asia Network (PMSEAnet) an also conduct the oversea campaigns in Thailand and Malaysia as the demonstration bases for PMSEAnet.
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/07/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Acid substances
  • regional haze
  • Asian dust
  • biomass burning
  • atmospheric mercury
  • long-range transport
  • 7-SEAS
  • PMSEAnet


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