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Fabrizio Ferrari

Fabrizio Ferrari
TerrAria srl, Milan

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Background Italy was the first country after China to be severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in early 2020. The country responded swiftly to the outbreak with a nationwide two-step lockdown, the first one light, and the second one tight. By analysing 2020 national mobile phone movements, we assessed how lockdown compliance influenced its ef...
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An integrated modelling approach is used in this work to assess the differences in defining air quality policies in spatial domains of different extensions. The tools used, SHERPA and RIAT+, are public domain and allow to rapidly define the emission scenario of the European area under examination and to solve a multi-objective problem to trade-off...
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After the appearance of COVID-19 in China last December 2019, Italy was the first European country to be severely affected by the outbreak. The first diagnosis in Italy was on February 20, 2020, followed by the establishment of a light and a tight lockdown on February 23 and on March 8, 2020, respectively. The virus spread rapidly, particularly in...
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The Urban Tool for Air Quality (UTAQ) is a project funded by CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) - ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts). UTAQ is a web-based tool with a user-friendly interface that allows users to evaluate current and forecasted air quality for the following 4 days at urban scale with high resoluti...
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Background Italy's severe COVID-19 outbreak was addressed by a lockdown that gradually increased in space, time and intensity. The effectiveness of the lockdown has not been precisely assessed with respect to the intensity of mobility restriction and the time until the outbreak receded. Methods We used processed mobile phone tracking data to measu...
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Following the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) last December 2019 in China, Italy was the first European country to be severely affected, with the first local case diagnosed on 20 February 2020. The virus spread quickly, particularly in the North of Italy, with three regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romag...
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UTAQ (Urban Tool for Air Quality) is a European project funded by CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts). UTAQ (Urban Tool for Air Quality) is a Web application that allows to analyze current and forecasted air quality on an urban scale at high resolution (10-50 m). On the one hand...
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Air quality plans must be demonstrated to be economically sustainable and environmentally effective. This paper presents a full cost–benefit and environmental analysis of a large regional air quality plan involving several different actions covering a large spectrum of fields, from domestic heating to passenger and freight transport, from electrici...
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To comply with EU regulations, local environmental authorities of the regions where the mandatory air quality limits are not met must develop suitable emission reduction plans. These normally represent a compromise among what is economically feasible, what is politically acceptable, and what can provide measurable benefits. As a consequence, they i...
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To evaluate in practice how IAM can be used to formulate and improve current air quality plans, this chapter reports on the application of one of the existing IAM tools, to two test cases: one for the Brussels Capital Region in Belgium and the other to the region of Porto in the North of Portugal. The two cases are representative for the two option...
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Increased water demand and climate change impacts have recently enhanced the need to improve water resources management, even in those areas which traditionally have an abundant supply of water, such as the Po Valley in northern Italy. The highest consumption of water is devoted to irrigation for agricultural production, and so it is in this area t...
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Although significant progress has been made in Europe regarding air quality, problems still remain acute for some pollutants, notably NO2 and Particulate Matter (fine and coarse fractions) in specific regions/cities. One issue regarding air quality management is governance, i.e. the selection of appropriate and cost effective strategies over the ar...
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This study presents an evaluation of the impact by future pollutant anthropogenic emission reductions on summertime aerosol feedbacks over the Po valley. The fully coupled on line model Wrf/Chem has been used to examine the air quality and meteorology response over the region to 2020 emission reductions with respect to a simulation base case (2013)...

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The aim of EPICO19 project is to support public health technicians and decision makers in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in progress. EPICO19 is a tool designed as a Web based GIS (Geographic Information System) DSS (Decision Support System), led by an epidemiological modelling and a logistic engine that analyze and predict the historical and the real-time transmission of SARS-COV-2 virus at a local level, keeping into account spatio-temporal correlations. This project is funded by European Spatial Agency ESA (ESA Contract No. 4000131356/20/NL/AF).
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Reducing the uncertainties related to emission estimation compilation will lead to a better development, implementation and evaluation of air quality assessment, air quality plans and source apportionment in the framework of the Ambient Air Quality Directives. Provide the recommendations to support modelling groups in reducing modelling uncertainties related to emission processing. Provide operational guidelines concerning integration and harmonization of urban/regional emission inventory.
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Development of the Regional Integrated Assessment Tool with new issues supporting CLIMAERA Interreg project and PREPAIR LIFE+ project evaluations in the following regions: - AURA Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR) - PACA Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR) - Valle d'Aosta (IT) - Liguria (IT) - Piemonte (IT) - Lombardia (IT) - Emilia Romagna (IT) - Veneto (IT) - Trento (IT) - Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT) - Slovenia