AGORA International Doctoral Summer School: training school on characterization of atmospheric aerosol using in-situ and remote sensing techniques (2nd edition)

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Dates: 6th – 21st June 2024

Format: Hybrid

Venue: Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere, Granada, Spain

After the success of the first edition of the AGORA aerosol training school: characterization of atmospheric aerosol using in-situ and remote sensing techniques, organized in the framework of the ATMO-ACCESS project, we are pleased to announce the second edition of this school. The AGORA aerosol training school aims to add a training dimension to research infrastructures using both physical and remote access. This edition is organized in the framework of the Doctoral School of Sciences, Technologies and Engineering of the University of Granada.

Target group:

The training school is intended mainly for researchers and technicians from the atmospheric field. Trainees must have previous knowledge on aerosol sciences, at least in one of the aerosol measurement techniques. They could be advanced master students, doctoral students, early-career scientists, or technicians. Good communication skills in English are required.

Please, note that the number of participants is limited to 24 (including 4 places for Spanish applications).

Course contents & learning outcomes:

The lectures provide fundamental knowledge in novel, advanced techniques for measuring aerosol properties, covering in situ, remote sensing, and laboratory-based instruments. This hybrid training school will be held face-to-face at the Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere (AGORA) in Granada (Spain), including a visit to the Sierra Nevada station and hands-on training for some novel aerosol instruments. It is combined with remote activities the week before (1.5 h per day, 2 days) and after the school (3 h per day, 5 days). Interactive face-to-face lectures are planned from Monday 10th to Friday 14th June (09:00 – 16:30). All participants will obtain a certificate for their participation.

School fee, accommodation & meals:

The training school fee is 475 € per participant, including the coffee break and lunch at the school premises (from Monday to Saturday) and accommodation in double rooms with breakfast in the UGR guesthouse. Up to 5 places are reserved for students from universities belonging to the Arqus Alliance, who will be exempt from registration.

The fee must be paid prior the school, latest until 15th May by bank transfer (details will be provided after the acceptance letters)

Invited lecturers are top-level experts from the ACTRIS facilities for aerosol in-situ and remote sensing measurements. Confirmed Lecturers:

NAME INSTITUTION

Dr. Lucas Alados-Arboledas

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Andrés Alastuey

IDAEA-CSIC (Spain)

Dr. Elisabeth Andrews

NOAA (United States)

Dr. Martine Collaud-Coen

MeteoSwiss (Switzerland)

Dr. Oleg Dubovik

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Dr. Martin Gysel-Beer

Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)

Dr. Stelios Kazadzis

World Radiation Center (Switzerland)

Dr. Griša Močnik

University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)

Dr. Francisco Navas-Guzmán

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Doina Nicolae

National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics INOE (Romania)

Dr. Gloria Titos

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Antonio Valenzuela

University of Granada (Spain)

Hands-on and scientific projects are going to be given by top-level researchers from the ACTRIS facilities for aerosol in-situ and remote sensing measurements. Confirmed researchers:

NAME  INSTITUTION

MSc. Jesús Abril-Gago

University of Granada (Spain)

MSc. Elena Bazo

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Sonia Castillo

University of Granada (Spain)

MSc. Andrea Casans-Gabasa

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Alberto Cazorla

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Ana del Águila

University of Granada (Spain)

MSc. Sol Fernández-Carvelo

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Antonio Fernando Almansa Rodríguez

Cimel Electronique (France)

Dr. Roberto Román

University of Valladolid (Spain)

MSc. Gema Sánchez-Jiménez

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Gloria Titos

University of Granada (Spain)

Dr. Antonio Valenzuela

University of Granada (Spain)

Training school organizers:

The training school is organized by the ACTRIS Observational Facility AGORA-UGR. In case of any questions about the training school, please, contact Lucas Alados-Arboledas and Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado (@email), Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research. University of Granada.

Preliminary program:

The training school is scheduled as follows:

  • Remote (introduction): 6th-7th June 2024

  • Physical (lectures): 10th-14th June 2024

  • Physical (visit to Sierra Nevada station): 15th June 2024

  • Remote (research projects): 17th-21st June 2024

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Tuesday hands-on:

  • Hybrid Polar Nephelometer: measurements of a controlled aerosol sample, by Dr. Antonio Valenzuela and technician MSc. Gema Sánchez-Jiménez

  • Integrating Nephelometer, by Dr. Gloria Titos and MSc. Elena Bazo

  • Lidar quality assurance I: check-up tools, by Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda and and MSc. Sol Fernández-Carvelo

  • Mobile air quality core station, by Dr. Sonia Castillo and MSc. Andrea Casans-Gabasa

Thursday hands-on:

  • Cavity Ring Down & Trap: measurements of extinction cross-sections of single aerosol particles, Dr. Antonio Valenzuela and MSc. Gema Sánchez-Jiménez

  • In-situ absorption, Dr. Alberto Cazorla and Dr. Ana del Águila

  • Lidar quality assurance II: depolarization technique, by Dr. Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda and MSc. Jesús Abril-Gago

  • Sun-photometry, by Dr. Roberto Román and Dr. Antonio Fernando Almansa Rodríguez

How to apply:

Please fill the form at:

AGORA Aerosol Training School Application Form (CLOSED)

The application deadline is  ̶1̶0̶t̶h̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶4̶ 12th April 2024 (14:00 CET). The list of accepted applicants will be published on the website latest by 22th April 2024.

A limited number of grants for travel and accommodation will be offered upon request. Criteria and scale can be checked here

Venue:

Andalusian Global ObseRvatory of the Atmosphere (AGORA). It is located in Southern Spain, and includes as the main site the UGR station (37° 9’49.21″N, 3°36’17.94″W, 680 m a.s.l.), located in the city of Granada.

In the following link we provide you with important information for your arrival and stay in Granada Visitors Guideline.

 

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AGORA, located in Southern Spain, includes the main site: UGR station (37° 9’49.21″N, 3°36’17.94″W, 680 m a.s.l.) located in the city of Granada

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