EC4MACS – An Integrated Assessment Toolbox of Well-Established Modeling Tools to Explore the Synergies and Interactions between Climate Change, Air Quality and Other Policy Objectives

  • Thanh Binh Nguyen
  • Fabian Wagner
  • Wolfgang Schoepp
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7453)


EC4MACS (European Consortium for Modelling of Air Pollution and Climate Strategies) establishes a suite of modelling tools for a comprehensive integrated assessment of the effectiveness of emission control strategies for air pollutants and greenhouse gases. This assessment brought together expert knowledge in the fields of energy, transport, agriculture, forestry, land use, atmospheric dispersion, health and vegetation impacts, and it developed a coherent outlook into the future options to reduce atmospheric pollution in Europe. In this paper, first we introduce background to the EC4MACS framework, which links well-established sectoral models of the most relevant policy areas. In this context, an ETL package is used to gather extracted information from multiple model data sources. The integrated data are loaded into the GAINS (Greenhouse gas-Air pollution Interactions and Synergies) Data Warehouse. Afterwards, a web service based toolbox is developed to publish EC4MACS key data, which are represented in this paper in term of case studies.


EC4MACS Data Warehouse ETL (Extraction Transformation and Loading process) Web Services Integrated Assesment Model GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions pollutant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanh Binh Nguyen
    • 1
  • Fabian Wagner
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schoepp
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)LaxenburgAustria

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