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Agenda

Joint International Conference
of the
UNEP Global Partnership on Atmospheric Mercury
Transport and Fate Research
and
Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution
of the UNECE-LRTAP Convention

7-11 April 2008, Rome, Italy

 


DAY-1: Monday, 7th April 2008

Opening

 

- Nicola Pirrone, Head of Rende Division of the CNR-IIA

- Guiseppe Cavarretta, Director, CNR Department of Earth and Environmental Science

- Ivo Allegrini , Director of the CNR-IIA

- Pierre Mathy, Head of Unit, European Commission-DG Research

- Gunnar Futsaeter, UNEP Chemicals

- Terry Keating, Co-chair of the TF HTAP

Session-1:

Sources of Mercury Released to the Global Atmosphere

Chair: Nicola Pirrone, CNR-IIA, Italy

 

Global mercury emissions to the atmosphere from natural and anthropogenic sources

Nicola Pirrone, CNR-Institute for Atmospheric Pollution, Italy

 

Mercury emissions from coal combustion in China.

David Streets, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

 

Mercury emissions from industrial sources in China.

Xinbin Feng, Chinese Academy of Science, China

 

Mercury emissions from industrial sources in India

Arun B. Mukherjee, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

Mercury emissions from point sources in South Africa

Joy Leaner, CSIR, South Africa

 

Knowledge Gaps in Mercury Pollution from Gold Mining

Kevin Telmer, University of British Columbia, Canada

 

Mercury fluxes from major natural sources by region

Rob Mason, University of Connecticut, USA

 

Spatial and Temporal distributions of mercury emissions from forest fires by region

Hans Friedli, National Centre for Atmospheric Research, USA

Session-2:

Spatial Coverage and Temporal Trends of Mercury Measurements

Chair: Robert Mason, University of Connecticut, USA

 

Spatial coverage and temporal trends of land-based atmospheric mercury measurements in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Peter Weiss, UC Santa Cruz, USA

 

Spatial coverage and temporal trends of atmospheric mercury measurements in the Polar regions.

Christophe Ferrari, France

 

Wrap up of the first day.


DAY-2: Tuesday, 8th April 2008

Session-2:

Spatial Coverage and Temporal Trends of Mercury Measurements (cont'd)

Chair: Robert Mason, University of Connecticut, USA

 

Ambient air monitoring at a remote site in East Asia and fate analysis of mercury

Koyo Ogasawara, Japan

 

Influence of Long-Range Transport and Oxidation on the Global and Regions Cycles of Mercury

Dan Jaffe, University of Washington, USA

Session -3:

Understanding Atmospheric Mercury on Hemispheric and Global Scales

Chair: Ralf Ebinghaus, GKSS, Germany

 

Our current understanding of major chemical and physical processes affecting mercury dynamics in the atmosphere and at the air-water/terrestrial interfaces.

Anthony Hynes, University of Miami, USA

Ian Hedgecock, CNR-IIA, Italy

 

Atmospheric reaction of mercury at environmental surfaces in a rapidly changing climate.

Parisa Ariya, McGill University, Canada

 

Application of Regional Models for Assessing Source-Receptor Relationships for a Global Pollutant: Capabilities and Concerns for Atmospheric Mercury.

Russel Bullock, NOAA & U.S.EPA, USA

 

Global Mercury Modeling at Environment Canada

Ashu Dastoor, Environment Canada, Canada

 

Modeling global atmospheric mercury dynamics with GEOS-Chem model

Lyatt Jaeglé, University of Washington, USA

 

Modeling global atmospheric mercury dynamics with ECHMERIT model

Gerlinde Jung and Ian Hedgecock, CNR-Institute for Atmospheric Pollution, Italy

 

Modeling global atmospheric mercury with EMEP-MSC East Global model

Oleg Travnikov, EMEP-MSC-E, Russia

 

Modeling global atmospheric mercury with AER/EPRI CTM-Hg model

Christian Seigneur, AER, USA

 

Through the preparation of the overall UNEP report

John Munthe, IVL, Sweden

 

Next Steps for the UNEP Hg T&F Partnership Report

Nicola Pirrone, CNR-IIA, Italy

DAY-3:Wednesday, 9th April 2008

Session-4:

Global POP monitoring

Chair: Ivan Holoubek , RECETOX, Czech Republic

Introduction

 

Terry Keating, Co-Chair TF HTAP, USA

Monitoring activities under EMEP, HELCOM, OSPAR and AMAP including passive sampling campaigns.

Kjetil Torseth, CCC, NILU, Norway

 

UNEP POPs Global Monitoring Programme (GMP) initiated under the Stockholm Convention - plans and perspectives.

Katarina Magulova, Stockholm Convention Secretariat, Switzerland

 

Global Atmospheric Passive Sampling (GAPS) Network in support of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Tom Harner, Environment Canada, Canada

 

MONET Networks - Development of the monitoring network in the Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asian countries ad Africa - Experience from the Czech Republic

Ivan Holoubek RECETOX-TOCOEN, Czech Republic

 

Using passive ambient air samplers to spatially map POPs across Europe.

Andy Sweetman, Lancaster University, UK

 

POP monitoring activities in Asian countries

Yasuyuki Shibata, NIES

 

POPs and Hg in Nepal

Ram Charitra Sah, CEPHED, Nepal

Session-5:

POPs Emissions and Modelling

Chair: Sergey Dutchak, MSC-E, Russia

 

Activities in POP emission inventories of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) including emission projections.

Hugo Denier van der Gon, TNO

 

Emissions Inventories of PAHs ands Outflow from China.

Speaker: Shu Tao, Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes, Peking University, China

 

Transport of PCBs due to biomass burning emissions

Sabine Eckhardt, CCC, Norway

 

Global and regional multi-compartment POP modeling. Application to the evaluation of new substances.

Victor Shatalov, MSC-E, Russia

 

Definition of a general applicable Pov - LRTP estimation method and ranking system for persistent organic pollutants.

Anne Hollander, RIVM, NL

 

Multimedia chemical fate models for assessment of persistent organic pollutants. New tools and research developments.

Matthew MacLeod, ETH

 

Modelling the fate of POPs on European scale using a gridded multi-media box model.

Andy Sweetman, Lancaster University, UK

 

Application of models of different types to evaluation of POP transport on global scale.

Alexey Gusev, MSC-E, Russia

  AMAP's POPs Assessment Activities

Simon Wilson, AMAP, Norway

DAY-4: Thursday, 10th April 2008

Session-6:

Main features of REACH regulation relevant to CLRTAP

Chair: Sergey Dutchak, MSC-E, Russia

 

Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) and very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances under REACH

Chrystele Tissier, ECHA, Finland

 

Proposals on possible co-operation on protection of the human health and environment in the framework of implementation of the CLRTAP and EC Regulations.

Elena Mantseva, MSC-E, Russia

 

Discussion

Session-7:

TF HTAP Annual Meeting

Chair: Terry Keating, USEPA, USA

 

Coordination with Related Activities

Vanisa Surapipith, Pollution Control Department, Thailand

Savitri Garivait, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Andrey Nedre and Olga Yusim, FSUE SRI Atmosphere, Russia

Rebecca Hawk, Yakama Nation Environmental Management Program, USA
 

Progress on Cooperative Work

Terry Keating, USEPA, USA

 

HTAP Intercomparison Status

Frank Dentener, JRC-IES, Italy

 

Integration of observational databases for evaluation of Hemishperic Transport of Air Pollutants

Kjetil Torseth, NILU, Norway

 

Emissions of Air Pollutants for HTAP

John van Aardenne, JRC-IES, USA

 

Future Work Under TF HTAP Towards the Next Assessment

Terry Keating, USEPA, USA

 

Ozone, Aerosols, and Deposition in the Next Assessment

Chairs: Frank Dentener, JRC-IES, Italy

Dan Jaffe, University of Washington, USA

 

Mercury in the Next Assessment

Chair: Nicola Pirrone, CNR-IIA, Italy

 

POPs in the Next Assessment

Chair: Sergey Dutchak, MSC-E, Russia

 

TF HTAP 2009 Proposed Work Plan

Terry Keating, USEPA, USA

 

Wrap up of the workshop