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PPT Presentations


EAC 2015 European Aerosol Conference 2015, Milan, 6 September 2015

Schermata 2015-09-16 a 15.29.05 "An integrated view of Saharan Dust advections: The DIAPASON (LIFE+ project) experience."

Diapason Data Exploitation Meeting, 21 - 22 July 2015, Rome

 G.P. Gobbi, CNR-ISAC - Presentation

Diapason Final Conference, 19 June 2015, Rome 

G.P. Gobbi, CNR-ISAC - Opening remarks

C. Leonardi, Italian Ministry of Environment - EU Air Quality Legislation Status & Perspectives

F. Forastiere, DEP-Lazio - Particulate Matter and Health: What we learned and what we need

X. Querol, CSIC - PM Observations: Tools and needs

G. Zanini, ENEA - Use and Future of PM Forecasting Tools

G.P. Gobbi, CNR-ISAC - DIAPASON Methods and Outcomes 

Di Menno, ISPRA - The ISPRA Experience at implementing EC Guidelines

Lucarelli, INFN - New Methodologies in PM analysis

F. Barnaba, CNR-ISAC - DIAPASON Methodology: comparison with current EU Guidelines and proposed improvements

L. Di Liberto, CNR-ISAC - DIAPASON Tools for Stakeholders: PLCs

A. Bolignano, ARPA Lazio - DIAPASON Tools: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)  


Joined workshop "Quantitative methods for evaluating daily contributions of African dust to ambient PMx levels over Europe during dust outbrakes", 27-28 April 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Schermata 2015-05-25 a 15.16.20 "DIAPASON LIFE+: experience and recommendations for the assessment of Saharan Dust advections"


EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, 12-17 April

Schermata 2015-05-25 a 17.18.41  "Detecting and Assessing Saharan Dust Contributions to PM10: A pilot study within the EU-Life+ project DIAPASON"


Diapason 2nd General Assembly, 15 December 2014, Rome

Gobbi (ISAC-CNR) - Introduction to the meeting/The IOPs

Barberini (Arpa Lazio) - Implementing the EU guidelines within Diapason

Lucarelli (INFN) - PIXE results for the IOPs

Costabile (ISAC-CNR) - Further analysis of IOPs data

Barnaba (ISAC-CNR) - Diapason methodological advancement


EXPAH Project Final Conference, 11 June 2014, Rome 

Schermata 2014-06-10 a 15.46.22 "The EC-Life+ project Diapason to detect and assess Saharan dust contribution to PM10 loads"


International Conference on Atmospheric Dust, 1-6 June, 2014, Castellaneta Marina (Italy)

Schermata 2014-06-10 a 15.46.22 "The EC-Life+ project Diapason to detect and assess Saharan dust contribution to PM10 loads"


Diapason General Assembly, 5 December 2013, Rome

Gobbi (ISAC) - Introduction to the meeting

Bolignano (Arpa Lazio) - Results about Diapason implementation of the EU guidelines

Sauvage (Leosphere) - Polarization Lidar Ceilometers for Diapason

Barnaba (ISAC) - First results about the Diapason Methodology

Gobbi (ISAC) - Ongoing Diapason Observations

Moroni (UNIPG) - Dust observations and networking with Diapason

Stafoggia (DEP Lazio) - The LIFE-Medparticles experience


7th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall, 2-4 December 2013, Frascati (Italy)

  Schermata 2013-12-18 a 14.50.47 "Diapason: an user-oriented EC-LIFE+ project to quantify the role of Saharan Dust on European PM10 levels

MEDPARTICLES project Final Conference, 10 July 2013, Rome

  Schermata 2013-08-01 a 15.18.56 "Using operational active remote sensing to detect Saharan dust advections and evaluate their contribution to the PM10 loads: The EU LIFE10 “DIAPASON” project"

 COST EG-CLIMET Meeting, 19-20 January 2012, Munich: 
  ppt2-anteprima  "Some Hints on Target Recognition by Lidar/Ceilometer"

6th International Workshop on Sand and Duststorms and Associated Dustfall7-9 September 2011, Athens, Greece:
  ppt1-anteprima  "The Impact of Saharan Advections on Rome PM Levels and the LIFE+ DIAPASON Project"   




Schermata 2013-09-18 a 16.27.53 EAC 2013 European Aerosol Conference 2013, Prague, 1 - 6 September 2013

Schermata 2013-04-03 a 13.09.09 Roll-up banner presented at the ICCP in Leipzig (August 2012) and at the TECO conference in Brussels (October 2012)

poster granada EAC 2012 European Aerosol Conference, Granada, 2 - 7 September 2012

 poster Diapason general poster presented during the LIFE XX anniversary celebration, University of Brescia, Brescia, May 2012

 anteprima poster 3 EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, 22-27 April 2012

 anteprima poster2 8th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application, Athens, 19-23 March 2012 

 anteprima poster1 EAC 2011 European Aerosol ConferenceManchester, September 2011



Press Release


Schermata 2015-10-29 a 15.06.09 2015-06-19 Nuovi strumenti per valutare l'impatto delle sabbie sahariane sul nostro inquinamento (ITA language)

 Schermata 2014-12-05 a 11.50.57 December 2014, Project of the month of the Ministry of Environment

 Schermata 2014-09-12 a 12.07.44 September 2014LIFE and Air Quality brochure (Diapason is mentioned on page 30-31) 


Publication dedicated to "LIFE+ Environment" projects by the Italian Ministry for Environment (a Diapason contribution is on page 291)

 Schermata 2014-05-27 a 15.10.33 2014-05-25 News about Diapason on the website of Italian Ministry for Environment (ITA)

 Schermata_2014-05-22_a_13.53.12.png  2014-05-19 "In arrivo sulla Puglia una nube di sabbia sahariana" (ITA)

 Schermata 2014-05-19 a 13.48.08 2014-05-19 CNR-News: "Pioggia rossa dal Sahara" (ITA)

 Schermata_2014-05-22_a_13.50.14.png 2014-05-19 PROTECTA Web News: "Pioggia rossa dal Sahara, non solo spettacolo ma strumento per analizzare l'atmosfera" (ITA)

 Schermata_2014-05-22_a_12.18.24.png 2014-05-18 News about Diapason on La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (printed version)

 Schermata 2014-05-19 a 13.57.45 2014-05-18 News about Diapason on La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (on line version)

 Schermata 2014-06-16 a 12.11.28  News about Diapason on

 NEWS LIFE 2013-12-05 News about Diapason General Assembly on Life website

 Schermata 2014-03-26 a 15.45.56 Diapason project's press release on LIFE Programme's website and newsletter: page 12 of the pdf file available at the following link 

 Schermata 2014-03-26 a 15.49.00 2013-04-30 Diapason project's press release on CNR-News (ITA)

 Jenoptik Diapason Meteo Brux 2012 001 August 2012 Diapason project's press release on "Meteorological" review

 press 2011-10-26 Diapason Kick Off Meeting Press release (ITA)


Extended abstracts


Schermata 2014-10-23 a 10.32.23 Lincei Academy conference "Evolution and Control of Air Quality on the Italian Territory", 17 October, 2014, Rome. Click here to read

Schermata 2014-06-10 a 15.01.08 International Conference on Atmospheric Dust, 1-6 June, 2014, Castellaneta Marina (Italy). Click here to read

EAC2013-abstractDIAPASON Gobbietal EAC 2013, Praga 2013Click here to read 

EGU-2013  EGU General Assembly 2013. Click here to read

EAC2012 abstract Gobbietal EAC 2012, Granada 2012Click here to read

abstract3-anteprima EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, 22-27 April 2012. Click here to read

abstract2-anteprima 8th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application, 19-23 March 2012, AthensClick here to read

abstract1-anteprima Symposium on Air Quality and Climate Change: Interactions and Feedback, 13-16 September 2011, Urbino-ItalyClick here to read



Technical articles on Peer-review Journals



Gobbi et al., "Changes in particulate matter physical properties during Saharan advections over Rome (Italy): a four-year study, 2001-2004" - Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion  

Mallone et al., "Saharan dust and the association between particulate matter and daily hospitalisations in Rome, Italy" - Occupational Environmental Medicine

Costabile et al., “Identification of key aerosol populations through their size and composition resolved spectral scattering and absorption” - Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Barnaba, F., A. Bolignano, L. Di Liberto, M. Morelli, F. Lucarelli, S. Nava, C. Perrino, S. Canepari, S. Basart, F. Costabile, D. Dionisi, S. Ciampichetti, R. Sozzi, G. P. Gobbi, Desert dust contribution to PM10 loads in Italy: Methods and recommendations addressing the relevant European Commission Guidelines in support to the Air Quality Directive 2008/50, In Atmospheric Environment, Volume 161, 2017, Pages 288-305, ISSN 1352-2310,

Rizza, U., Barnaba, F., Miglietta, M. M., Mangia, C., Di Liberto, L., Dionisi, D., Costabile, F., Grasso, F., and Gobbi, G. P.: WRF-Chem model simulations of a dust outbreak over the central Mediterranean and comparison with multi-sensor desert dust observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 93-115,, 2017.

Struckmeier, C., Drewnick, F., Fachinger, F., Gobbi, G. P., and Borrmann, S.: Atmospheric aerosols in Rome, Italy: sources, dynamics and spatial variations during two seasons, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15277-15299,, 2016.


Notice board

 Schermata 2013-09-24 a 11.32.58 Notice board Tor Vergata measuring station

 Schermata 2013-04-03 a 15.04.34 Notice board Via Boncompagni measuring station

 Schermata 2013-11-06 a 16.31.40 Notice board Castel di Guido measuring station



After-LIFE Communication Plan

Final Report