TF HTAP Workshop:
Focusing on Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Arctic
Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1 to 3 April 2009
This workshop will be hosted by Russia's Federal State Unitary Enterprise's Scientific Research Institute of Atmospheric Air Protection (SRI Atmosphere), in conjunction with their Atmospheres 2009 Conference, 30-31 March 2009. The workshop is being organized in consultation with the LRTAP Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections, the EMEP centres, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, and the UNEP Global Partnership for Mercury Fate and Transport Research. The workshop will be held in English and in Russian through parallel interpretation.
The workshop will focus on three topics:
Emission inventories of air pollution (including ozone and fine particle precursors, mercury, and POPs) play a key role in modelling and air
quality management at the local, regional and global scale. The workshop aims to enhance technical and scientific cooperation on emission
inventories and projections, particularly in the Eastern European, Caucasus and the Central Asian (EECCA) countries and South Eastern
European (SEE) countries.
- Emission inventories and projections of air pollutants in the EECCA and SEE countries
- The modeling of intercontinental transport of POPs and mercury
- Air pollution in the Arctic
Sessions will include presentations and discussions on emission inventories and projections and ways to improve
the completeness and quality of information for EECCA and SEE countries.
A further aim of the workshop is to continue the preparations for the TF HTAP 2010 Assessment report on intercontinental transport of air
pollution, particularly focusing on the modeling of POPs and mercury. Sessions are planned on the further model studies needed to provide
quantitative assessments of intercontinental transport.
The workshop will also discuss new information about the air pollution effects in the Arctic including air pollution induced climate change,
such as the role of ozone and black carbon and their effects on radiative forcing.
Registration for the St. Petersburg Workshop is now open, here.