We would like to invite you again to join the upcoming GreenRisk4ALPs Mountain Forest Conference (https://cmi.eventsair.com/greenrisk4alps/), which will be held online on June 28 and 29, 2021.
The conference is promoting risk-based protective forest management as part of an integral and ecosystem-based natural hazard risk management in the Alpine Space. We will share new insights and developed decision support tools and discuss with representatives from organizations and networks such as the Alpine Convention, EUSALP, GLOMOS, IUCN, IUFRO, PLANALP, and the Interreg Alpine Space program.
This virtual conference will be held under the auspices of the IUFRO Division 8.03.00 - Natural Hazards and Risk Management, and the IUFRO Unit 8.03.02 - Snow and Avalanches, and is free of charge.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you online!
Michaela Teich & the Organizing Team:
Anne Hormes and Jan-Thomas Fischer, Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Fred Berger, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
Jean Pierre Fosson and Paolo Perret, Safe Mountain Foundation (FMS)
Kilian Heil, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Stefan Steger, EURAC Research
Dr. Michaela Teich
Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Department of Natural Hazards
Division of Snow and Avalanche
Hofburg | Rennweg 1 | A - 6020 Innsbruck
+43 664 885 082 87
Dear colleagues of Division 8,
I hope you and your family are fine even in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Actually, in Japan, the situation is very uncertain, especially in Tokyo
As for the captioned matter, it was decided that the ACID RAIN 2020
conference would be postponed to late 2021 or early 2022. Although the
actual new date is still under discussion, we have just updated HP to
inform potential participants of the current situation.
The name of the conference "ACID RAIN 2020" will not be changed to
utilize the materials prepared so far (such as logo, HP, registration
I will inform you when the new date is decided.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Hiroyuki SASE, Ph.D.
Ecological Impact Research Department
Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC)
Telephone: +81-25-263-0559 (direct)
Network Center for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Atmospheric Environment Sciences in East Asia (Cooperation course)
Graduate School of Science and Technology
APN Project on Sulphur Dynamics: http://www.apn.acap.asia
ACID RAIN 2020: https://www.acidrain2020.org
As announced few weeks ago, the conference entitled “Air Pollution threats to Plant Ecosystems” will be held in Paphos (Cyprus) on 11-15 October 2021: www.cyprus2021.com<http://www.cyprus2021.com>
Please find below additional information with respect to COVID pandemic and information concerning flights from/to the Republic of Cyprus: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/eng
Passengers holding a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 arriving in Cyprus from abroad, regardless of their nationality and country of departure, shall be exempted from the obligation of PCR laboratory testing and self-isolation/quarantine or issuance of a special permission to enter the country, subject to the following conditions:
1) They hold a valid certificate of vaccination issued by the following states: EU Member States (incl. Cyprus), EEA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, Israel, United Kingdom, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Serbia, Qatar, Bahrein, United States of America, Armenia, Georgia, Canada, Kuwait, and China.
2) Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and their travel date is not more than 180 days from their first positive result. It is essential that the passengers hold an EU Digital COVID Recovery certificate (other certificates are not accepted).
Vaccinated/recovered passengers still have to complete, within 48 hours before their last departure flight to Cyprus, the necessary application form and obtain a CyprusFlightPass by visiting the link www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/select-fly-request<http://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/select-fly-request>.
Not vaccinated Passengers
Passengers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.
Passengers coming from Orange Category countries shall be required to undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours prior to departure and to possess a certificate showing a negative PCR result.
Passengers coming from Red Category countries shall be required to: a) undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours prior to departure proving a negative PCR result and b) undergo a laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus.
During the Conference (250 people max in indoor areas with safe pass)
Upon arrival as well as in the restaurants, all guests must have a safe pass. Safe pass is a valid certificate of vaccination, or rapid test done within 72hours, or vaccination with the first dose (more than 3 weeks) or certificate that the person had COVID in the last 6 months.
All these information will be updated until Mid-October.
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Dr Pierre SICARD
Air pollution & forests
260, route du Pin Montard
06410 Biot - France
Phone: +33 188.8.131.52.28
Project coordinator AIRFRESH: www.life-airfresh.eu<https://antiphishing.acri-cwa.fr/proxy/2/cHNpY2FyZEBhcmdhbnMuZXU%3D/url6.ma…>
Deputy R.G 8.04.00 “Air Pollution & Climate Change”
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
UNECE Expert Panel on Clean Air in Cities
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The COST Action Bottoms-Up organizes its first Training School on
“Assessing Multi-Taxon Diversity in Forest Ecosystems”, which will be held
in Arezzo (Italy) on September, 28-30, 2021.
The aim of the training is to give a comprehensive overview of multi-taxon
biodiversity data issues in forest ecosystems with an emphasis on bridging
the gap between theory and practice.
The training is opened to young researchers (from PhD students to post-docs
with up to 8 years of experience after their PhD) to express their interest
to participate as trainees.
Details are available here in the official Cost page:
The Training is posted in the IUFRO Calendar of Events,
https://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/, and in the activities page of the
Please read and share the Training school annuncement with your colleagues
and research network.
PHD Forest Ecology
CREA- Research Centre Forestry & Wood Arezzo
We are pleased to announce that the international conference entitled “Air Pollution threats to Plant Ecosystems” will be held in Paphos (Cyprus) on 11-15 October 2021.
This international event is co-organized by the Committee on Air Pollution Effects Research on Mediterranean Ecosystems (CAPERmed), the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) and the International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Vegetation and Crops (ICP Vegetation). The conference, for the first time combining three events, will serve as an excellent example of effective international collaboration in the research of air pollution and plant ecosystems. Do not miss this cornerstone of international science.
The CAPERmed IV meeting will be held on, back-to-back with the 3rd International Conference on "Ozone and Plant Ecosystems" and the 30th international biennial conference of the IUFRO Research Group on "Air pollution and climate change" on 11-14 October 2021. A full-day excursion is planned on 15th October 2021.
All useful information are available online: https://cyprus2021.com<https://antiphishing.acri-cwa.fr/proxy/v3?i=SGI0YVJGNmxZNE90Z2thMFYLWSxJOfI…>
Deadline for abstract submission : 1st September, 2021
All abstracts "accepted" in 2020 remain "accepted", a revised version can be sent by 1st September 2021.
Early registration : till 15th September, 2021
Late registration : from 16th September, 2021
No on-site registration
The main sessions of the conference are:
CAPERmed - Air Pollution Effects on Mediterranean Ecosystems
1a. Monitoring, biomonitoring and modeling: advances and limitations
1b. From the organism to the ecosystem: impact of pollution and climate change
1c. Environmental policies, human health and sustainability
Air pollution and climate change effects on plant ecosystems: from cell to ecosystem
2. Urban green: sinks or sources of air pollution and climate change
3. Plant ecosystems in a changing world: monitoring, modeling and risk assessment
4. Atmospheric deposition: consequences for plant ecosystems
5. Crops and trees: productivity and ecological processes
6. Genetic, biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying stress responses of plant ecosystems
COVID-19 pandemic in Cyprus
All needed sanitary directives will be implemented on site.
Due to exceptional conditions, up-do-date information will be regularly released by emails.
Epidemiological risk assessment and information concerning flights from/to the Republic of Cyprus can be found https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/eng<https://antiphishing.acri-cwa.fr/proxy/v3?i=SGI0YVJGNmxZNE90Z2thMFYLWSxJOfI…>
Vaccinated passengers who hold a valid vaccination certificate from the public authorities of the countries referred below, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, from any country, without having the obligation to meet the prerequisites of the corresponding country category (e.g. RT-PCR laboratory tests, self-isolation, quarantine etc., or issuance of a special permission to enter the country). Vaccinated passengers still have to complete, within 48 hours before their last departure flight to Cyprus, the necessary application form and obtain a CyprusFlightPass by visiting the link www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-fly-request<https://antiphishing.acri-cwa.fr/proxy/v3?i=SGI0YVJGNmxZNE90Z2thMFYLWSxJOfI…>.