16 – 17 ΜΑΥ 2018 | NICOSIA, CYPRUS



Director, Max Plank Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany Secretary General Emeritus, World Meteorological Organization

Thematic Areas

1 Atmospheric Dust
2 Air Quality (sources, trends)
3 Greenhouse Gases & Remote Sensing Observations
4 Health Impacts (vector borne disease, etc)
5 Atmosphere & Climate Modelling & Prediction
6 New Instrumentation and Research Infrastructure
7 International Networks and Regional initiatives
8 Education and Training Opportunities

Wednesday 16th May 2018

08:00-09:00 | Registration & Welcome coffee

09:00-10:30 | Opening Session – Mediterranean & Middle East air pollution in a changing climate

09:00-09:20 | Opening – M. Jarraud, Former Secretary General WMO
09:20-09:50 | Context and Objectives – J. Sciare, Director EEWRC, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
09:50-10:30 | Keynote talk – J. Lelieveld, “Health impacts of ambient air pollution”


COFFEE BREAK (30 min)   “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant

11:00-12:40 | Session#1 – Air pollution sources

11:00-11:20 | N. Mihalopoulos, “Sources of aerosols in the Mediterranean”
11:20-11:40 | H. Harder, “AQABA, measurements of trace gases, dust and aerosols in the Mediterranean and Arabian Basin, overview and first results of a ship born campaign”
11:40-12:00 | J. Kushta, “Elemental carbon contribution to climate in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East”
12:00-12:20 | I. Stavroulas, “One-year study of sources, seasonal variability and geographical origin of submicron organic aerosol from high resolution measurements in Athens, Greece”
12:20-12:40 | S. Coehlo, “Identification and analysis of particulate matter source contributions to the air quality in mainland Portugal”


LUNCH BREAK (1h20 min) “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant

14:00-15:40 | Session#2 – Climate Change & Air pollution Modelling, Trends and Prediction

14:00-14:20 | P. Hadjinicolaou, “Differential 20th and 21st century warming around the Mediterranean and the MENA region”
14:20-14:40 | G. Zittis, “Observed rainfall trends and precipitation uncertainty in the vicinity of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa”
14:40-15:00 | K. Constantinidou, “Uncertainty of modelled climate over the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region due to land surface schemes”
15:00-15:20 | C. Pain, “Proposed new generation atmospheric models for the Mediterranean and the Middle East”
15:20-15:40 | F. Fang, “Multiscale Adaptive Mesh Atmospheric/Air Pollution Predictive Modelling and Applications”


COFFEE BREAK (30 min) “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant

16:10-17:50 | Session#3 – Climate change & Air pollution Impacts

16:10-16:30 | A. Borbon, “Urban atmospheric pollution within TRANSEMED: from emission evaluation to health impact assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean”
16:30-16:50 | S. Achilleos, “Climate change adaptation in Eastern Mediterranean: Desert Dust Storms and the EU LIFE project MEDEA”
16:50-17:10 | B. Herut, “Climate change in the Levantine basin – observational signals”
17:10-17:30 | S. Uddin, “Effect of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems in Gulf: An example of likely change in calcification among corals”
17:30-17:50 | S. Rafael, “Impact of resilience measures on air pollutants dispersion in Porto’s urban area”


Thursday 17th May 2018

08:00-09:00 | Registration & Welcome coffee

09:00-10:30 | Session#4 – Atmospheric Monitoring & Composition

09:00-09:30 | M. Kulmala, “Global SMEAR (Stations for Measuring Earth Surface – Atmosphere Relations)”
09:30-09:50 | P. Ricaud, “The GLAM airborne campaign across the Mediterranean”
09:50-10:10 | L. Dada, “New particle formation: from semi-clean to very polluted environments”
10:10-10:30 | R. Baalbaki, “Chemical composition of newly formed particles at Agia Maria forest station, Cyprus”


COFFEE BREAK (30 min)   “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant

11:00-12:20 | Session#5 – Atmospheric Dust

11:00-11:20 | F. Howari, “Dust storms in the Arabian Gulf”
11:20-11:40 | Y. Rudich, “Ice nucleation properties of mineral dust particles in the Eastern Mediterranean”
11:40-12:00 | M. Pikridas, “Change of the dust transport patterns in the East Mediterranean affect the coarse mode levels in Cyprus”
12:00-12:20 | H. Panahifar, “Investigating source and trend of atmospheric dust and urban pollution in central part of Iran plateau using a depolarized lidar, in situ recordings and satellite data”


LUNCH BREAK (1h20 min) “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant

13:40-15:10 | Session#6 – Greenhouse Gases & Remote Sensing Observations

13:40-14:10 | P. Ciais, “How to spend a greenhouse gas budget without legating large negative emissions to future generations”
14:10-14:30 | M. Vrekoussis, “Remote Sensing of tropospheric pollution from space”
14:30-14:50 | T. Maggos, “GHGs and AQ measurements over European cities using aerial and ground platforms as part of the ICARUS air pollution and climate change mitigation strategy”
14:50-15:10 | F. Aboubi, “How can ground based Doppler Lidar systems can help modeling and forecasting Air Quality?”


COFFEE BREAK (30 min) “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant

15:40-17:40 | Session#7 – International Networks & Regional Initiatives

15:40-16:10 | F. Dulac, “The Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment (ChArMEx, 2010-2020)”
16:10-16:30 | H. Lappalainen, “The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Program”
16:30-16:50 | M. Lange, “Future Earth MENA”
16:50-17:20 | Scientific Workshop Concluding Remarks, J. Sciare

17:30-20:00 | Poster session + cocktail “Pentadaktylos” Restaurant







AGRICYGEN receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement No 763700

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Invited Talks (Confirmed Speakers)

Talk Speaker Affiliation
1 Dr. Georgia Hadjipavlou Agricultural Research Officer A’, Agricultural Research Institute
2 Dr. Dionysia Fasoula Agricultural Research Officer A’, Agricultural Research Institute
3 Dr. Kerstin Neumann Post-doctoral fellow, The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany
4 Dr. Carole Moreno-Romieux Senior Researcher, L’Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Toulouse, France
5 Dr. Pauline Aad Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon
6 Dr. Marinos Markou Chief Agricultural Research Officer, Agricultural Research Institute
7 Dr. Panayiotis Dalias Agricultural Research Officer A’, Agricultural Research Institute
8 Dr. Laurent Philippot Director of Research, L’Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Dijon, France