ceeh rapporter

Purpose

Map over Denmark: Google Earth
It has been known for quite some time that there is a link between air-pollution originating from fossil fuel combustion and human health. As an example it has been estimated that the mortality due to particle pollution from cars is larger than that due to traffic accidents (in Denmark). Concern about the health effects of air-pollution, rising oil prises and the climatic impact from fossil fuels has increased the attention from politicians and stake holders. Recent technological progress has resulted in an increasing optimism regarding new environmentally friendly methods (e.g. bio-fuels, hydrogen power cells) for production and storage/transport of energy. The complicated interactions between health impacts, economic considerations and anthropogenic climate changes are generally not well understood. However, cost benefit analysis are unavoidable both at the private and local level and at the national macro scale. Our common future is best ensured if the relevant political decisions are based on (or at least guided by) a solid scientific background.
The purpose of CEEH is to meet these requirements by developing a support system for decision makers and politicians. This is done by setting up an inter-disciplinary research collaboration aiming at mapping the interactions between the future Danish energy production, environment and health, and by optimising these economically. To reach the needed level of interaction between the different disciplines CEEH is based on collaboration between researchers from meteorology, environment, energy, economy and health/medicine. Furthermore, CEEH will include a considerable educational component by including or involving a number of PhD students, by arranging courses, and by coordinating exchange of students and scientific personal between the partners and external collaborators in shorter or longer periods.

The participating institutions in CEEH are:
  • University of Copenhagen (KU). PI and Director of CEEH: Eigil kaas.
  • Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). PIs: Allan Gross and Alexander Baklanov
  • National Environmental Research Institute (NERI). PIs: Jørgen Brandt and Jesper H. Christensen
  • National Institute of Public Health (NIPH). PI: Henrik Brønnum-Hansen
  • Risø National Laboratory (Risø). PIs: Kenneth Karlsson and Lars Henrik Nielsen
  • University of Aarhus, Institute of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine (UoAa). PI: Torben Sigsgaard
  • University of Southern Denmark (UoSD), PIs: Jan Sørensen and Kjeld Møller Pedersen
Furthermore, CEEH is planning external collaboration with a whole range of institutions and international organisations. Among these are: Dong Energy (Denmark), University of Queensland (Australia), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Finnish Meteorological Institute, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria), CEREA (Marne la Vallét, France), Los Alamos Laboratory (New Mexico, USA), University of Cologne (Germany), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, University of Leicester (UK), VITO (Boeretang, Belgium), ENEA (Rome, Italy), ICMMG (Novosibirsk, Russia), Vienna University of Technology (Austria), RIVM (Bilthoven, Netherlands), Institute of North Ecology problems (Russia), University Medical Centre, ERASMUS MC, (Netherlands).

Dato: 03-Jun-2008