FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT. 14th WMO-GAW BREWER USERS GROUP MEETING
COST ACTION ES1207 EUBREWNET OPEN CONGRESS
EUBREWNET & WMO GAW BREWER OPERATOR COURSE
State Meteorological Agency of Spain, Tenerife, Spain- 24th – 28th March 2014
This is the first announcement for the EUBREWNET training school and Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer open congress in conjunction with the 14th Biennial WMO-GAW Brewer Users Group Meeting. The event is a joint collaboration of EUBREWNET (COST Action ES1207) and WMO-GAW. The event will be hosted by the State Meteorological Agency of Spain (AEMET) in Tenerife 24-28 of March 2014 with the collaboration of the Spanish Oceanographic Institute.
The training school and congress will focus on operational, scientific and technical issues of the Brewer instrument. The Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer is widely used throughout the world for ground based total ozone column measurements and can also provide solar spectral UV, Aerosol Optical Depth, NO2 and SO2 data, plus ozone vertical profiles from Umkehr measurements. The aim of EUBREWNET is to establish a coherent network of Brewer Spectrophotometer monitoring stations throughout Europe and to collaborate with other regional networks in order to harmonise operations and develop approaches, practices and protocols to achieve consistency in quality control, quality assurance and coordinated operations.
The week begins with the training course which is mainly practical and will cover the topics of basic operation of the brewer instrument and data reduction. Financial support for students may be available from COST Action ES1207 (COST countries only) or from WMO (developing countries). After the course an open meeting has been organised including scientific discussions of the EUBREWNET working groups: Calibration and Characterization (WG1), Algorithms and data analysis (WG2), Data protocols (WG3) and Networking (WG4). As usual, you are strongly encouraged to submit oral or poster presentations either within the EUBREWNET focus or otherwise. Meeting participants are invited to register their interest and presentations (congress registration form) before the 28th of January.
For those wishing to attend the training school, please complete the school registration form before 8th of January, being sure to indicate if you wish to apply for a support grant. You will be informed before the 1st of February if your grant is approved. In addition for WMO support for students from developing countries, please also contact to your WMO permanent representative.
Registration, accommodation and travel information are available at the EUBREWNET web page (www.eubrewnet.org). We would appreciate it if you could distribute this notice to any of your colleagues who may be interested and who may not have received the notice via email.
John Rimmer, Alberto Redondas & Tom McElroy
Training Scholl during the last inter comparison at Huelva 2013