Webinar: Air pollution and health: how particulate matter leads to illness – 1 May, 2019

The health effects of exposure to air pollution are complex and depend on the physical and chemical characteristics of the pollution source, the dose and context of exposure and the characteristics of the person exposed. In this seminar, Graeme will present an overview of the mechanisms underlying the health effects of exposure to air pollution with a focus on particulate matter. He will cover aspects of inhalation, the fate of particles once they enter the body, how the particles interact with cells in the lung, and how all of these factors can drive the adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution.

Understanding and Managing Air Quality – April, 2019

This online course introduces the key aspects of air quality management, including the science behind the behaviour and effects of air pollution.  The course covers air quality principles and describes how pollutants are assessed through modelling, monitoring and emission inventories.   Participants will receive the course workbook and an electronic copy of the CASANZ Publication Air Quality Regulations and Odour Management in Australia and New Zealand. Early bird registrations close 8 March 2019.

Advanced AERMOD: 6 – 7 May 2019 – Melbourne, VIC

This course provides training in advanced topics for existing AERMOD users. The course will be presented by international expert trainers, Dr Jesse Thé and Ms Cristiane Thé, who bring their experience and knowledge to complex modelling problems. The course will cover met file preparation, dust deposition calculations, model sensitivity, model validation and modelling transport corridors. These topics and more will be covered in theory and practical sessions with local case studies. Early bird registration closes 28 March 2019.

Biomass Smoke in the Human Environment (BISMITHE II): 17-19 June, 2019 – Melbourne, VIC

The Biomass Smoke in the Human Environment Workshop (BISMITHE II) is an interactive event designed to highlight the new and innovative techniques used to measure, assess and manage biomass smoke. Invited speakers will present on their specialist area, with a professional moderator used to facilitate the workshop panel sessions. Invited speakers include Dr Martin Cope (CSIRO) and Associate Professor Fay Johnston (University of Tasmania). The program also includes limited space for paper presentations. Submit an abstract to present your perspective on this important topic.

Introductory CALPUFF – 25 – 27 June 2019 – Auckland, NZ

The three-day Introductory CALPUFF training course is aimed at individuals interested in air quality science who have a working knowledge of dispersion modelling. The objective of the course is to teach the proper use of CALPUFF through hands-on applications and give a thorough overview of dispersion modelling theory. This session is recommended for new users or those requiring a refresher in the operation of the modelling system, especially the new features that have been introduced in the past few years. Early bird closes 5 April 2019.

Advanced CALPUFF – 28 June, 2019 – Auckland, NZ

The advanced course is aimed at those who have already attended a three day introductory CALPUFF course or are experienced using the model. The course objective is to provide modellers with the latest CALPUFF updates and to discuss selected advanced problems. The day is meant to be informal and be more like a workshop where issues are discussed in an open forum. The instructor also has a range of technical subject material for presentation on many different subjects and a range of advanced ‘hands-on’ case study applications for the afternoon session. Early bird closes 5 April 2019.