EUCAARI was a EU 6th Framework Programme Integrated Project on aerosol, cloud, climate and air quality interactions
The baseline in global air pollution point of view was that information was very sparse in 2006 in 3rd countries. EUCAARI set up a ground-site measurement network in developing countries and ensured the continuity of the work by providing a special training program for the scientists representing developing countries. EUCAARI covers the polluted regions in China and South Africa as well as the Amazon area in Brazil and rural areas in India. These regions extended EUCAARI to different ecosystems and economic areas, providing a useful reference for evaluating European conditions, and they are valuable for the design of control strategies at the local, national and European level, providing also information for international negotiations.