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Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP) Second Meeting of the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution

6 – 8 June 2006, Hotel “Mir”, Noviy Arbat 36/9, Moscow, Russia

Draft Meeting Report submitted to UNECE
Tuesday, 6 June 2006
Time Session Speaker/Chair
10:00 Introduction and Review of Task Force Progress André Zuber (European Commission) & Terry Keating ( U.S. EPA), Chairs
11:00 Break
Hemispheric Transport of POPs Sergey Dutchak (MSC-E), Chair
11:30 POP long-range transport modelling: main processes EMEP Meterological Synthesizing Centre-East
12:00 Monitoring of POPs on global scale Kjetil Tørseth (EMEP Chemical Coordinating Centre)
12:30 Global and hemispheric emission inventories for POPs Knut Breivik (Norwegian Institute for Air Research)
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Global transport of POPs: the role of aerosol particles Sunling Gong (Environment Canada)
15:30 Modelling of Arctic pollution by POPs Paul Bartlett (City University of New York)
16:00 Modelling of POP intercontinental transport EMEP Meterological Synthesizing Centre-East
16:30 Break
17:00 Applicability of active & passive ambient air monitoring for the validation of hemispheric models Ivan Holoubek (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
17:30 Discussion of Draft Conclusions Sergey Dutchak
18:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, 7 June 2006
Start Session Speaker/Chair
Hemispheric Transport of Mercury Nicola Pirrone (CNR-Institute for Atmospheric Pollution, Italy), Chair
9:00 Overview on Hemispheric/Regional Atmospheric Mercury Transport and Chemistry Nicola Pirrone
9:22 Review of mercury emissions from anthropogenic sources in different regions John Munthe (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute)
9:45 Mercury emissions, transport and deposition in China and other Asian Countries Xinbin Feng (Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
10:07 EMEP experience in the investigation of hemispheric transport of mercury with emphasis on Europe Oleg Travnikov (EMEP MSC-E)
10:30 Break
11:00 Atmospheric Mercury Model Testing and Application in North America Russ Bullock (U.S. NOAA)
11:22 Atmospheric mercury results/activities inside the AMAP programme Jesper Christensen (National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark)
11:45 Mercury Transport and Deposition in North America Gerald Keeler (University of Michigan)
12:07 Mercury Cycling between the Atmospheric-Ocean-Terrestrial Ecosystems Robert Mason (University of Connecticut)
12:30 Discussion of Draft Conclusions Nicola Pirrone
13:00 Lunch
Methane as an Ozone Precursor Arlene Fiore (U.S. NOAA) & Jason West (Princeton University), Chairs
15:00 Abating Global Ozone Pollution with Methane Emission Controls Arlene Fiore
15:30 Abating Global Ozone Pollution with Methane Emission Controls: Costs and Global Health Benefits Jason West
16:00 CH4, CO, and O3 for India and Neighbouring Countries A. P. Mitra (National Physical Laboratory, India)
16:30 Break
16:50 Global CH4 and F-gas emissions and mitigation potential up to 2020: Analysis with the AIM/Enduse[Global] model Tatsuya Hanaoka (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
17:10 Projections of global anthropogenic methane emissions up to 2030 Markus Amann (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
17:30 Discussion of Draft Conclusions Arlene Fiore & Jason West
18:00 Adjourn
Thursday, 8 June 2006
Start Session Speaker/Chair
Conclusions from Previous Sessions Zuber & Keating
9:00 POPs Sergey Dutchak
9:15 Mercury Nicola Pirrone
9:30 Methane Fiore and West
9:45 Concluding Discussion Zuber and Keating
10:00 TF HTAP Assessment Report Outlines & Process Zuber & Keating
11:00 Break
11:30 Workplan and Future Activities Zuber & Keating
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Review of Main Conclusions for Workplan and TF Report Zuber & Keating
16:00 Adjourn