Upcoming Indoor and workplace aerosols meeting in Braunschweig, Germany
The abstract submission to Aerosols 2020 meeting is ongoing at https://www.aerosols2020.org. Great plenary speakers, all important producers of particle measuring devices and plenty of indoor chemistry related research will be presented 6.-8 May 2020 in Braunschweig, Germany. A good chance for INDAIRPOLLNET people to meet!
3 rd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions now open!
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals. These missions contribute to the scientific objectives of COST Action CA17136 – INDAIRPOLLNET. They are particularly intended for young scientists. The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application which must clearly contribute to the overall objectives of the Action CA17136 and be related to a specific Working Group.
The third call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions for grant period 2 is now officially open, interested researchers can apply by following the instructions and submitting their application and supporting documents until 31 January 2020.
Indoor air scientists join the demand for climate action
The Indoor Air Pollution Network (COST Action INDAIRPOLLNET), a European network of more than 170 experts on indoor air quality is currently holding its second annual meeting in Porto, Portugal. This assembly of scientists, engineers and other professionals added its support to the youth-led climate movement. The group urged decision makers to take decisive action to cut climate-warming emissions and invest in carbon sequestration projects.
The group noted that transferring to clean energy for heating, transport and power would not only secure a more habitable planet, but would also save lives by reducing air pollution. “Poor air quality is the biggest environmental killer; Recent reports estimate million premature deaths annually from indoor and outdoor pollution.” air pollution expert Michael Riediker states.
Nicola Carslaw, the network’s coordinator emphasises the close connections between climate and indoor air quality: “Climate mitigation efforts will require the construction and retrofitting of buildings for energy efficiency. However, airtight buildings can adversely affect indoor air quality. It is vital that the two issues are considered together.”
“A warming climate will have a profound effect on the built environment. This must be taken into account in the design, materials and ventilation of future homes.” Michael Riediker adds.
The network members suggested several solutions to be taken to improve air quality, reduce health risks and adapt to a changing climate. However, like the youth in their strikes around the globe, the indoor air scientists stress that the most important thing is to take action, not just talk about it.
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Postdoctoral position in indoor environment and energy use at Chalmers University, Sweden
The Division of Building Services Engineering at Chalmers are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in their projects which focus on the relationships between indoor environment, user perception, behaviour, building systems and energy use.
For further information about the research post visit:
Closing date is 30 September 2019.
First invites to annual meeting in Porto have been sent out!
The ECI workshop and annual meeting of INDAIRPOLLNET is getting closer: The first invites to MC members have been sent out!
The meeting in Porto has three components:
1) ECI workshop: Wednesday 25th September 09:00-15:00
2) MC meeting: Wednesday 25th September 15:00-17:00
3) Workshop: Thursday 26th September 9:00- 13:00 Friday 27th September.
Further details about the programme will be published soon on the website.
INDAIRPOLLNET collaborates with International Organization for Standardization
INDAIRPOLLNET has established a liaison to ISO/TC 146/SC 6, the technical committee responsible for international standardization in the field of indoor air quality. This liaison on working group level will facilitate extended networking and mutual knowledge transfer to translate scientific knowledge to practical information for professional building designers, operators and facility managers.