Ozone, UV and Aerosol studies


The programme will try to serve both an interested journalist or policy maker and the ozone researcher. An introductory session will explain the highlights and challenges in ozone research and instruments measuring ozone and will be digestable by a broad audience. A round table with the possibility to interact with a panel of international ozone experts (NL/FR/ENG) will be organised. For more experienced researchers, a time block will be reserved for a dedicated session on the recent developments and highlights in ozone research.

Confirmed speakers are Sophie Godin-Beekmann (president of the International Ozone Commission), Martine De Mazière (president of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change), Herman Smit (World Calibration Center for Ozone Sondes), and Guy Brasseur (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg). Furthermore, there will be contributions from the EUMETSAT Atmospheric Composition SAF, TROPOMI (by PI Pepijn Veefkind), and about the Belgian contributions to ozone research. The exact program will be published in due time.

The attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a launch of an ozonesonde and to visit the facilities at the lovely site of the Royal Meteorological Institute.