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PANACEA Session on 15th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics – COMECAP 2021
In the framework of the forthcoming 15th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics – COMECAP 2021, which will take place on September 26 – 29, 2021, Hotel DuLac in Ioannina, Greece & online, please find the preliminary Scientific Program which include Oral and Poster Panacea Session.
The news just came out that Prof. Spyros Pandis was awarded the 2021 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal of the EGU (https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/vilhelm-bjerknes/). This is the highest distinction offered by the Atmospheric Sciences in Europe. The medal was named after Vilhelm Bjerknes (https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/portrait-vilhelm-bjerknes/), whom lead the theoretical foundations of weather prediction and made groundbreaking contributions in all areas of atmospheric science (including cloud formation!).
The medal will be given this year during the EGU Annual Assembly in April, in a special ceremony organized by the Atmospheric Sciences Division. Because of the COVID situation, there will be webcasting of the event.
We should also remember that Maria Kanakidou is the 2016 (and only one of two female) recipients of the medal. A great honor to have both in PANACEA !
During the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic crisis, PANACEA RI was immediately activated in order to utilize its know-how and the available equipment, to take a series of actions related to COVID19 and the measures to encounter with it , respectively reaching a number of interesting findings and conclusions.
Specifically, both the effect of measures taken to reduce the pandemic (lockdown) on air quality and the suitability of materials for their use in masks in order to protect human health, was examined.
EPAnEk References PANACEA as a successful example of projects and as a project related to Covid-19 pandemic
PANACEA is referenced through the website of EPAnEk in the section successful examples of projects, in the section of projects related to the treatment of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the accounts of EPAnEk in the social networks as follows:
Advanced Course on Space Optics for Professionals: “Spaceborne Lidars” | 20-24 May ESA/ESTEC | the Netherlands in Noordwijk.
Πληροφορίες – Δηλώσεις συμμετοχής :
National Observatory of Athens, IAASARS
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