ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
NADP is an internationally recognized cooperative program that provides long-term, high-quality precipitation chemistry and other measurements to evaluate temporal and spatial trends in atmospheric deposition. NADP monitoring networks measure acids, nutrients, base cations and mercury in precipitation. Data from other NADP networks and CASTNet (the Clean Air Status and Trends Network) dry deposition network support research on multi-pollutant source/receptor relationships, the potential for deposition effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling of pollutants. NADP's mission also includes outreach to science educators and the general public.
About the Meeting: The meeting is intended for scientists, policy-makers, resource managers and students interested in climate change, air quality, atmospheric deposition and its effects on natural and cultural resources. NADP subcommittee meetings, open to all, convene October 2nd The Scientific Symposium will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4. This will include a poster session on Wednesday evening October 3rd. An optional research/educational field trip is planned for Friday, October 5th, to the Wolf Neck State Park area in Freeport, where the NTN and MDN site ME96 is located, and includes other measurements which were part of the Casco Bay Air Deposition Study Project. The Total Deposition (TDEP) Science Committee meeting will also be held on Friday.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on all aspects of deposition monitoring, networks, equipment, sampling and analytical methods, research projects linking data to ecological responses, and the application and use of data for management and policy decisions - with a particular emphasis on state, local or tribal perspective (e.g. using case studies or other examples), and ideally how they fit into and contribute to the broader national deposition program goals and activities. Abstracts may cover past, current or proposed efforts. Preference will be given to topics related to or having a connection to atmospheric deposition and air quality. Others will be duly considered as presentation time and space permit.
Anticipated symposium sessions topics will include:
- Agricultural topics (e.g. sources & fate of ammonia emissions);
- Mercury deposition and influences;
- Passive deposition monitoring;
- Student presentations; and
- Urban atmospheric monitoring.
Abstract Submission: Please e-mail abstracts (400 word-one page limit), including authors, affiliation, phone number, mail and e-mail addresses, and oral or poster preference to Lisa Volk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred.
Abstracts Due: July 13, 2012.
Registration is available now at http://nadp.isws.illinois.edu/registration. The registration fees for the meeting alone is $195. The fee for the meeting plus the optional research/educational field trip is $240.
Additional Information: See NADP website (http://nadp.isws.illinois.edu/). For questions about the symposium or student support, please contact Andrew Johnson, Maine DEP, Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017, (207) 287-7047. Direct other inquiries to Lisa Volk at the Program Office, (217)-333-0887. The hotel can be reached at 207-775-6161 or 1-800-222-TREE.