September 22 - 26, 2014, Natal, Brazil
iCACGP/IGAC-2014 First Announcement
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in the joint 13th iCACGP Quadrennial Symposium and 13th IGAC Science Conference, which is to be held from the 22nd - 26th of September, 2014, in the city of Natal, in northeastern Brazil.
Registration is now open.
The Joint Quadrennial ICACGP Symposia and IGAC Science Conferences provide unique mechanisms for the dissemination of scientiﬁc information across the transdisciplinary global atmospheric scientiﬁc community. The topical theme of the joint 13th Quadrennial iCACGP Symposium / 13th IGAC Science Conference is “Changing Chemistry in a Changing World”: The foci being our current knowledge and understanding of the chemical, physical and biogeochemical processes, which determine atmospheric composition and behavior, their modiﬁcation by anthropogenic activity and related feedbacks. Of central signiﬁcance to the meeting is our knowledge of the fundamental science, which impacts the accuracy of our assessment of both the recent and current impact of human behavior on the earth system, and of the prediction of future air quality, human health, environmental and climate change.
10-11 June 2014, Boulder, Colorado, USA
16th GEIA Conference
Bridging Emissions Science and Policy
SEFIRA Call for Associates
Urban Physics Winter School, Ascona, January 2015
Urban Physics Winter School 2015
25 - 30 January, Ascona, Switzerland
The school aims at providing the participants with in-depth knowledge on the latest advances in the fields of climate science, building aerodynamics, urban meteorology & urban microclimate, human physiology and comfort, urban hydrology and ecosystems as well as on the impacts of these developments on the mitigation of urban heat islands, urban energy and the improvement of urban comfort, safety and health.
Limited to 35 participants. Early Bird registration before September 25.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Ascona.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Jan CARMELIET (ETH/Empa, Switzerland)
Bert BLOCKEN (TU/e, The Netherlands)
Marina NEOPHYTOU (UCY, Cyprus)
Research-Policy Stakeholder Meeting
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 (from 9:30 to 15:30)
Royal Academy of Sciences, Brussels, rue Ducale, 1, 1000 Brussels
Climate change and air quality have become prominent environmental issues that have generated much debate between the scientific community, decision-makers and policy-makers.
In the past few years the European Commission has supported a number of large European projects, among which ACCENT-Plus, ATOPICA, PEGASOS, MACC, ECLAIRE and ECLIPSE, to address these issues and to develop new knowledge of relevance for government, public administration and the corporate world.
The outcome of these projects, all include aspects of Air Quality and Climate Change research and policy implications derived from their research findings. A synthesis of the science-policy aspects of these projects is currently in progress and will be presented during the meeting.
The focus of four short keynote presentations of science and policy issues will be covering the following topics:
These will be followed in the early afternoon by a round-table discussion including representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Word Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) and the European Environment Agency.
A provisional program is attached below.
For further information please contact dr. Natalia Sudarchikova at the following address:
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Royal Academy of Belgium
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels
Click on the links below to download presentations
9:30: Welcome Coffee (Marble Room of the Royal Academy)
10:00 Opening of the Meeting (Trone Room of the Academy)
Welcome by the Meeting Chair: Prof. David Fowler, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK (10 min)
Presentations on policy-related findings of 7 EU projects dealing with environmental aspects including climate change, air pollution and societal impacts.
10:15-10:30 Prof. Dr. Spyros Pandis, University of Patras, Greece: Chemistry-climate interactions (PEGASOS project).
10:30-10:45 Dr. Sandro Fuzzi, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of CNR, Italy: Aerosols (ACCENT-Plus Project).
11:00-11:15 Dr. Andreas Stohl, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway: Climate impacts of short-lived climate forcers (ECLIPSE Project).
11:15-11:30 Prof. Dr. Mark Sutton, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK: Air-ecosystem interactions and ammonia (ECLAIRE Project).
11:30-11:45 Dr. Kathy Law, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France: Arctic pollution and climate/Air Quality impacts (ACCESS Project).
11:45-12:00 Prof. Dr. Michelle Epstein, Medical University of Vienna, Austria: Pollen is in the air (ATOPICA Project).
12:00-12:15 Dr. Michael Gauss, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway: Added-value products for policy use (MACC-III Project).
Questions and Discussion
12:45 Lunch (served in the Marble Room of the Royal Academy at the invitation of the Accent Plus Project)
14:00 Second Part of the Meeting (Trone Room of the Academy): Panel Discussion
Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. David Fowler, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK, Chair of the Panel
Conclusions: Prof. Dr. Guy Brasseur, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
16:00 End of the meeting