13th Quadrennial iGACGP Symposium / 13th IGAC Science ConferenceiCACGPIGACBrazil - Natal. 22-26 September 2014

Side Meetings

Title of Meeting: Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM): An Emerging IGAC/SPARC Activity

Date and Time: Tuesday, 23 September at 6:15pm

Organizers: Jim Crawford,NASA Langley Research Center, USA (james.h.crawford@nasa.gov) and Laura Pan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA (liwen@ucar.edu)

Objectives: To gather current leadership and interested scientists. A portion of the meeting will be used to provide an update on the recently formed working groups and their charge as well as plans for the second ACAM workshop planned for June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting will also provide an open forum for scientists to discuss how ACAM can better accomplish its goal of building the community of scientists working within the broad scope of this topic. More information on ACAM can be found at www2.acd.ucar.edu/acam.

All ACAM members and newly interested scientists are welcome to attend.

Title of the Meeting: GEIA and Emissions in the Americas

Date and Time: Monday, 22 September at 7:00pm

Organizers: Greg Frost (Gregory.frost@colorado.edu), Laura Dawidowski (lauradawidowski@gmail.com)

Objectives: The Global Emissions InitiAtive (GEIA) is an official IGAC activity focused on emissions information exchange, analysis, and competence building. This side meeting would introduce conference participants to GEIA and provide an informal forum to discuss recent progress in the activity.
The side meeting is also an excellent opportunity for the emissions community in the Americas to consider the possibility of forming a regional GEIA working group. An Americas GEIA working group, similar to a group recently formed in China, could enhance the connections between experts on emissions from across Latin America, inform GEIA’s global emissions community about the best and latest emissions information in the region, and provide stronger connections between the global and regional atmospheric scientific and policy communities.

All scientists in the Americas working on or interested in emissions are invited to attend