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2018

The 3rd ICOS Science Conference 2018

11-13 September 2018, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Organized by ICOS.

The main theme of the conference is biogases and cycles, with 13 themes

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Major research questions in Earth Observations
  • Globally integrative studies
  • Data management and quality
  • Decadal variability in biogeochemical cycles
  • Newest new in research – scientific and technical developments
  • Land sink – from residual to direct estimates
  • Reactive gases
  • Bridging the gap between bottom-up and top-down methods
  • Urban greenhouse gas budget – from novel monitoring networks to source identification
  • In-situ and remote sensing observations
  • From data to useful services with societal meaning
  • Recent examples of studies combining multiple approaches to understand regional and global C-cycle anomalies and their drivers

Website: https://conference.icos-ri.eu/.
E-Mail: Jouni Heiskanen.

Combined IG3IS/TRANSCOM workshop 2018

17-20 September 2018, Lund University, Geocenter II, Lund, Sweden
Organized by WMO-IG3IS.

The workshop is sponsored by WMO, GAW and ICOS, and it is dedicated to the use of atmospheric measurements to improve the quantification and understanding of greenhouse gas fluxes. Like in previous TRANSCOM meetings, its covers the full scope of methods and applications, including the use of various types of measurements (global & regional networks, aircrafts, satellites, isotopes, etc.), and different methods (flux inversion, CCDAS, FFDAS, etc.) to constrain fluxes and processes (land biosphere, ocean, fossil) at scales ranging from global to local. The meeting will provide ample opportunity to discuss new developments, remaining bottlenecks, and how to take advantage of international cooperation and coordinated joint activities to support progress. The meeting will provide an overview of various ongoing activities and provides the opportunity to discuss or even initiate something new.

Website: https://www.icos-cp.eu/TRANSCOM_IG3IS_meeting.

3rd International Greenhouse Gas Workshop

22-25 October 2018, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), Nanjing, China
Organized by Zhiqiu Gao, Yongguang Zhang, Meng Huang, and Frank Griessbaum.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) flux measurements are key to understanding the drivers of global climate change, the short and long-term consequences of ecosystem and agrosystem management, and related changes on multiple scales. Such information contributes to the identification and prediction of physical and physiological processes underlying ongoing and future environmental changes and helps influence important decisions on their mitigation, and related local and global policies.

Although GHG flux measurements are conducted on a variety of scales, from a single leaf to a large region, many research projects are typically focused on one single scale, while actual physical and physiological processes are happening over a continuum of multiple scales.

One of the major challenges associated with measuring and modelling over such a continuum is the transferability between measurement scales ranging from leaf and soil chamber, greenhouse based imaging, field towers and UAVs, to aircraft and satellites. This workshop is designed to bridge research efforts and measurement techniques at all scales into more vertically integrated approaches.

Novel measurement techniques and innovative technologies are leading to new scientific findings in this area, by allowing researchers to approach their investigations in new ways. This workshop's speakers are among the leaders in their scientific disciplines, who will share their latest results with the community.

In addition to the keynote lectures covering the above-mentioned topics, there will be demonstrations of new instrumentation and measurement techniques. A poster session will continue throughout the workshop, and all attendees are encouraged to contribute.

Website: https://www.potsdam-flux-workshop.eu.
E-Mail: contact@potsdam-flux-workshop.eu.

OCB Workshop on Oceanic Methane and Nitrous Oxide:
The present situation and future scenarios

28-31 October 2018, Lake Arrowhead, California, USA
Organized by the Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB) program.

A three day workshop on oceanic methane and nitrous oxide covering chemical analysis, microbial metabolism, and our observational and predictive capabilities

Where in the global oceans should spatial and temporal surveys be conducted to discern climatologically-relevant changes in water-column inventories of methane and nitrous oxide?

This is an important question facing oceanographers today. However, attempts to answer this question stimulate many related and relevant queries concerning the production and consumption of methane and nitrous oxide in the ocean. For example, how will their water-column concentrations be influenced by factors such as increasing seawater temperatures, decreasing oxygen concentrations, and changing nutrient loading? Do we have sufficient analytical and observational capacity to conduct robust temporal surveys? Do we sufficiently comprehend the microbial metabolic pathways that produce and consume these two trace gases?

This workshop will address these questions to help determine the future directions of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the global oceans.

Website: https://web.whoi.edu/methane-workshop/.
E-Mail: stwilson@hawaii.edu.

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2019

8th International symposium on non-CO2 greenhouse gases (NCGG8)

12-14 June 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organized by VVM.

Non-CO2 greenhouse gases include many substances, such as methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), fluorocarbons (CFCs, HFCs, SF6, etc), black carbon, aerosols, and tropospheric ozone (O3). These contribute significantly to climate forcing. Reducing non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions is often more cost-effective than reducing CO2 emissions.

The scope of NCGG8 will be global challenges, and local solutions. The NCGG conferences pay attention to:

  • sources, sinks, and atmospheric processes of non-CO2 greenhouse gases;
  • mitigation options and emission reduction technologies and practices;
  • policies and measures, both in the public and private sectors; and
  • the science-policy-industry interface

We will invite submission of papers with respect to four themes, covering causes, effects and solutions of the environmental problems associated with non-CO2 greenhouse gases. These papers may report on science (from natural, social, technological or integrated sciences) and policy.

Website: https://www.ncgg.info.
E-Mail: office@ncgg.info.

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