The mission of the Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station is to monitor the long-term trends of atmospheric composition change, essential climate variables and air pollution and to facilitate key-process research into the evolution of atmospheric composition and to its impacts on climate change, concomitant with the promotion of knowledge transfer and the underpinning of policy development and education in the areas of atmospheric climate, and air pollution.
Examples of Activities & Projects:
- The Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE)
- The Atmospheric/Ocean Chemistry Experiment (AEROCE)
- World Meteorological Organisation/Global Atmospheric Watch (WMO/ GAW)
- Tropospheric Ozone Research (TOR, a EUROTRAC project)
- Budget of Ozone over the Atlantic (BOA)
- The Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (CMDL/NOAA) co-operative flask sampling network.