2nd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium, The Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
The 2nd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium is set to take place on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 at The Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University in Guangzhou, where we will continue working on addressing the seven Big Questions:
- From the past to the future: sources of air pollution in China.
- Children born to cleaner air over China are healthier.
- Severe urban air pollution episodes: can we prevent them?
- Ozone: the growing treat and how to control it?
- Sensors: the technology of the future or a passing trend?
- Indoor air: a neglected element in the puzzle of the quest for clean air
- The dawn of the new reality: clean air over China?
This mini symposium will build on and extend the work of the mini symposium held in Beijing last month, and will provide an opportunity for more members to participate. Everyone is invited and for more information, please contact Ms. Chantal Labbe (email@example.com) or Dr. Hao Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the Jinan University
The Jinan University, established in 1906, is the first national university and jointly constructed by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and Guangdong Province. It is also the first Chinese university to enrol Chinese and foreign students. With the largest number of overseas students on campus, the Jinan University enjoys a well-earned reputation as the paramount academy for overseas Chinese and is one of the top 100 universities under the key Construction Project of the 21st Century of China.
The Institute for Environment and Climate Research (ECI) was founded in May 2016, and conducts original research with the overarching goal of understanding the major characteristics and controlling processes and investigation if mitigation technologies of air pollution and climate change. Findings of ECI’s research can contribute significantly to environmental and climate change sciences, more importantly, the research outcomes can benefit the people and the society substantially.
The ECI currently has four major research domains: namely observation, assessment and mitigation of atmospheric environment; environmental impacts on human health; chemistry of air pollution; and climate change focusing on clouds and precipitation.
The ECI has 46 members at present, including 10 professors, 5 associate professors, 1 distinguished associate researcher, 6 assistant professors, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 8 laboratory and administrative staffs, 11 research assistants, and 5 guest professors. There is one Academician, one “Ten Thousand Scientific Leader Awards” winner, three “Outstanding Young Scientist Awards” winners, and a number of other academic award winners. Among these faculty, 11 are accepting PhD students and 17 are accepting Master students. The ECI offers Master and PhD degrees in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Faculty members of ECI currently carry out 16 nationally and province funded major research projects. In addition, there are 18 research and operational projects funded by urban governments. The annual total research funding from these funding agencies exceed 70 million.
The ECI collaborates with universities and research institutes worldwide. For instance, ECI has close ties in research with University of California, Berkeley, Max Planck Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences. The ECI has also co-established research laboratories with many universities and institutes for sharing academic resources and research facilities. With these collaborations, students can benefit from a wider picture of global scientific researches.
Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium, 12-13 April, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China
A Mini I ACC-AQSM Symposium took place in Beijing on 12 and 13th April, following the WHO Beijing Policy Roundtable for Clean Household Air and Health in China held on the 10th April, at which several members of Centre participated. On 12th April the Symposium was hosted by the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, and on 13th April, by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Office in Beijing.
The Symposium was held primarily to continue working on addressing the seven Big Questions. An update on the progress of this work will be provided soon.
Please find below a group photo of Day 1 (Thursday, 12th April, focus on Big Questions 1, 2, 6 and 7) and Day 2 (Friday, 13th April, focus on Big Questions 3, 4, and 5).
Annual Meeting 2017, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China
The 3rd Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM will be held in Beijing from the 4 – 5th November 2017, and will be hosted by the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES). The annual conference was conducted in a new format this year, namely on outcomes, focusing on working together on a Special Issue of the journal of Science! Many thanks to those who joined us for the meeting many thanks to Professor Fahe Chai, Dr. Jian Gao and the entire CRAES team for hosting the meeting! The CRAES team has done a marvelous job and organised everything to perfection so our conference was very productive and also enjoyable. We achieved a lot during the meeting and are on a good track to start working on addressing the seven Big Questions.
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences,
No. 8, Dayangfang, Anwai Beiyuan, Chaoyang, Beijing
The Program: View the program.
Annual Meeting 2016, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
The second Annual Meeting of the ACC-AQSM titled, Sino-Australia International Conference on Air Quality Science and Management, was held in Shanghai from the 20-22 October 2016, and hosted by the Fudan University.
The meeting provided an opportunity to consolidate and expand collaborative efforts of our Centre, and to discuss our progress and achievements. It is a platform for researchers, academics and practitioners to interact, share information and discuss their scientific work exploring frontier atmospheric science, as well as the related management technologies in both Australia and China.
Shanghai is located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China. In addition to its impressive natural landscapes, unique architecture, cultural diversity and welcoming tradition, it has also a strong research and industry related to atmospheric sciences.
VENUE: FUYUE HOTEL (Address: Line.208 Rongyue Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201613, P.R. China). For more information about the venue.
Registration and enquiries, please email the Organizing Committee: Professor Jianmin Chen (email@example.com).
General Centre enquiries: Please contact Chantal Labbe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Annual Meeting 2015, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
The first Annual Meeting of the ACC-AQSM was held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia from the 30 November – 2 December 2015. The Centre celebrated the 1st anniversary since the Centre launch, and was attended by top Chinese and Australian experts in air pollution and its management.
The opening session summarized the status quo in Chinese and global air quality trends, as well as the state of the art of its management. Presentations were given by Professor Scott Sheppard, DVC (International & Development), QUT; Dr Christine Williams, Assistant Director-General, Science Division, DSITI, Queensland Government; Dr Yongchen Zhao, Consul General, The Consulate General of the P.R. China in Brisbane; Professor Lidia Morawska, ILAQH, QUT and Director – Australia, ACC-AQSM; Dr Jian Gao, CRAES and Secretary-General of the ACC-AQSM; Professor Jiming Hao, Dean of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Tsinghua University; Professor Jianmin Chen, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, FDU; Professor Tong Zhu, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, PKU; and Dr Melita Keywood, Stream Leader, Aerosol Science and Climate Change, CSRIO. The program also included scientific sessions, field trips, and interactive discussions.
Overall, the Annual Meeting further refines plans for our research collaborations, and identification for longer term opportunities for staff and student exchange, professional development collaborations, and research developments that combine the expertise of a number of Chinese and Australian Universities and Institutes. View the Program or more photos.
ACC-AQSM Shanghai Workshop 2015
The ACC-AQSM workshop was held on the 29 October 2015 at the Hengshanbeijiao Hotel, Gucun Park, Shanghai, China. It was hosted by the Fudan University, and organised in co-operation with the East China University of Science and Technology, and the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences. Participants in the workshop included, the Fudan University, Queensland University of Technology, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center, Tongji University, and Shanghai University.
The topic of the workshop included: a new generation of sensors – utilizing them for air quality and exposure assessments in Shanghai, particle characteristics and its health effects, ozonolysis of unsaturated fatty acids, monitoring and analysing sources of PM2.5 in Shanghai, efforts to improve indoor air quality for residential and office buildings, VOCs emission and its potential relation to SOA, development and application of multi-time resolution PM source apportionment, and source apportionment of fine particles and its chemical components over the Yangtze. Further opportunities for collaborative activities were identified.
Celebration at QUT 2015
On Wednesday, 3 June 2015, a Celebration of the opening of the Australian office of the ACC-AQSM at QUT, was hosted by the Institute for Future Environments at QUT. This event coincided with celebrating 20 Years of Queensland Government and QUT Collaboration on Air Quality Monitoring. Presentations were given by Professor Scott Sheppard, DVC (International & Development), QUT; Dr Christine Williams, Assistant Director-General, Science Division, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI); Dr Yongchen Zhao, Consul General, The Consulate General of the P.R. China in Brisbane; Professor Lidia Morawska, ILAQH, QUT and Director – Australia, ACC-AQSM. There were about 50 people from QLD Government, QUT and other universities and institutes attending this event. View the Program.
活动 / 研讨会
中心总部问询：请联系Chantal Labbe (email@example.com).
会议开幕式总结了中国和全球空气质量趋势的现状，及其管理的现状。会议上，昆士兰科技大学国际与发展学会教授，Christine Williams博士，昆士兰州政府DSITI科学部助理总干事， 中华人民共和国驻布里斯班领事馆总领事赵永成博士， ACC-AQSM主席、昆士兰科技大学Lidia Morawska教授 ，ACC-AQSM总秘书长、中国环境科学研究院高健博
2015年6月3日星期三，ACC-AQSM澳大利亚办事处举办了开幕庆祝活动，由昆士兰科技大学未来环境研究所主办。 这次活动与庆祝昆士兰州政府20周年和昆士兰科技大学空气质量监测协作会议同时举行。会上昆士兰科技大学DVC（国际与发展）Scott Sheppard教授，科学、信息技术和创新部 (DSITI)科学司助理总干事Christine Williams博士， 中华人民共和国驻布里斯班领事馆总领事赵永成博士， ACC-AQSM主席、昆士兰科技大学Lidia Morawska教授发表了演讲。约有来自昆士兰州政府，昆士兰科技大学，其他大学和研究所共50人参加这次活动。