The currently ongoing collaboration HERMOSA (Harmonising Environmental Research and Monitoring of Priority Pollutants in the Svalbard Atmosphere) and SIOS would like to invite to a two‑days digital workshop on harmonising and collaborative research activities in Svalbard atmospheric pollution research (5-6 October 2021).
Pristine Arctic ecosystems are one of the most fragile and fast responding to global environmental changes, thus representing a promising “natural laboratory” for studies on the global dimension of Climate Change (CC). Most pollution monitoring programs and scientific studies focus on already known contaminants (like persistent organic pollutants (POPs), metals, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), etc.) or even radionuclides. Validated by empirical studies, updated environmental fate models have predicted that the direct effect of climate change on the fate of “legacy” contaminants is considered within the same order of magnitude of existing reported concentrations. The Arctic atmosphere in particular is expected to respond rapidly to environmental changes and is, therefore, chosen as the target medium for the HERMOSA initiative.
The aim of the workshop is to jointly discuss comprehensive integration of the ongoing research and academic educational activities in Svalbard in the field of fate and distribution of atmospheric aerosols, including mineral and organic particulate matter.
Deadline for registration on 31st July at 12:00 CEST!
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