[Wrf-users] Young Scientist Forum in 2011 IYC O3 and Climate Change Symposium

Fan, Jiwen jiwen.fan at pnnl.gov
Sun Jul 24 15:58:38 MDT 2011

Apologies for cross-posting...

Dear colleagues:
We are organizing a Young Scientist Forum in a symposium titled "Protecting the stratospheric ozone layer - A successful collaboration of scientists, policy makers, industry, and intergovernmental agencies: Can lessons learned help us deal with climate changes?" to be held from Nov. 7-10, 2011, in Washington, DC, to celebrate the 2011 United Nations International Year of Chemistry (IYC). The symposium will include presentations and working sessions that 1) review and update stratospheric ozone layer and climate-change research, 2) the development and assessment of policies to mitigate stratospheric ozone loss and climate change, 3) possible parallels and relevant lessons learned that might benefit climate change science and policy, and 4) communication of climate change to the public. A detailed description of the symposium can be found at the meeting's official web site (http://www.2011-iyc-o3.org/). The American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and American Chemical Society (ACS) are co-sponsors for the symposium. International co-sponsors for this event include the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Drs. Mario Molina (1995 Chemistry Nobel Price Winner), Ralph Cicerone (President of National Academy of Science), Susan Solomon (Winner of the National Medal of Science), and Bob Watson (former IPCC Chair) will deliver keynotes at the symposium. There will be participations from White House and Congressional staff, including Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment.

The Young Scientist Forum will include both oral and poster presentations on the subjects of research in atmospheric sciences and climate change and integration between science and policy. NSF and DOE have provided funding to support young scientists to attend the symposium, and we anticipate an attendance of more than 50 young scientists at the Young Scientist Forum, including non-tenured faculty, post docs, and graduate students.  The application form for the travel grants can be found at the meeting's website.

Look forward to seeing you in the symposium.

Jiwen Fan
On behalf of the organizers of Young Scientist Forum in 2011 IYC O3 and Climate Change Symposium (Jiwen Fan, PNNL, Trude Storelvmo, Yale Univ., and Annmarie G. Carlton, Rutgers Univ.)

Jiwen Fan, Ph.D.
Atmospheric Science & Global Change Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999, MSIN K9-24
Richland, WA 99352
509/375-2116 (o)
Jiwen.fan at pnl.gov

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