45thAnnual Air Pollution Workshop
June 24-27, 2013
Meeting venue: The Air Pollution Workshop (APW) will be held June 25 & 26 at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center. The 27th is our field trip.
The building is located in NW Portland’s Pearl District at the intersection of NW 9th Ave and NW Johnson St. 721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97209.
History and photos of this “green” building can be found on the Ecotrust website - http://www.ecotrust.org/ncc/
- There are over a dozen hotels nearby in the downtown area. Many are a 10-15 minute walk from the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center.
- The meeting venue is on the streetcar line ($1.00), which runs every 10-20 minutes and can shuttle you downtown or across the river to hotels near the convention center (http://www.portlandstreetcar.org/node/4).
- There are also a variety of nearby bus and light rail options. The Trimet Trip Planner can help you find the best bus/light rail options for getting to your destination.
- Downtown hotels and the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center can be easily reached from the airport by the light rail (MAX) red line for “Portland City Center/Beaverton TC.” (60 minutes; $2.50).
- A taxi ride from the airport to downtown hotels or the Ecotrust building costs about $40 (20 minutes).
Remote access: As this is a difficult budget year for many we will do our best to provide remote access to the meeting. We are planning to use Livemeeting for remote viewing of presentations, digital posters, and two potpourri sessions. In case of Livemeeting/technology glitches, we will upload presentations and posters to an online repository although some presentations may not be available. Details for the remote participation plan will be announced soon.
Remote access to sessions will be provided free of charge; please indicate your interest on the registration form or in the Comments/Special Instructions section if you register online. We will finalize the headcount for remote participants in early June.
Pre-Meeting Mt Rainier Field trip
Details for the Mt Rainier Field trip:
First come, first served – space is limited!
Contact Nancy Grulke for more information.
We are looking for a federal employee to volunteer to drive a second van.
The cost of the field trip is $50 for (food) provisions.
Depart Saturday, June 22, 2013 for Mt Rainier. Driving time: about 4 hrs. Set up camp at Longmire volunteer campground. Hike in the afternoon at several elevations, then return to campground.
Sunday, June 23: drive up to Paradise (5400’), where a historic inn is located, and take a day hike in the alpine meadows around Mt Rainier, return to campsite in late evening.
Monday, June 24: visit the Longmire Museum and hear a lecture on air quality in the Park by specialists. Take a day hike at lower elevation.
Return to Portland Monday by 4pm.
What to bring: You must bring tent, sleeping bag, and insulation pad (and warm clothes). Primitive cooking gear will be available and we’ll be able to cook over fire and stoves. There is a bathroom with shower at the campsite.
Equipment can be rented from REI: 1405 NW Johnson Rd, Portland, 503-221-1938 in the Pearl District (same area as our meeting place).
Air Pollution Workshop Hosted by:
Nancy Grulke, Linda Geiser and Sarah Jovan
Pacific Northwest Region, U.S. Forest Service, Covallis, Oregon
The organizing committee of the international conference invites you to attend the 45th Annual Air Pollution Workshop to be held in Portland, Oregon in 2013. The Workshop provides an informal setting for presentations and discussions of current research topics and issues pertaining to various aspects of air pollution effects on agricultural crops, forests and natural ecosystems. Since the first meeting, held at Penn State University in 1969, plant scientists with interest in air pollution effects to all forms of vegetation and natural ecosystems have met each year at various locations around the USA, Canada and Mexico for the Air Pollution Workshop. Participants are from research programs within universities, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and federal agencies such as the US EPA, USDA and the National Park Service. In addition, many state and local officials have attended meetings when held nearby to their offices. A strong contingent of European and Asian colleagues with interests in air pollution and vegetation effects have attended the Workshops.
The Air Pollution Workshop provides an informal setting for presentations and discussions of current research topics and issues on various aspects of air pollution effects on agricultural crops, forests and ecosystems. In recent years, issues related to climate change effects have become part of the scope of the Workshop. The regional effects of pollutants, especially ozone, nitrogen deposition and particulate matter, are topics of particular interest. In addition, issues related to evaluation of risks associated with air pollution in natural systems have become part of the most recent Workshop discussions.
Each year the Workshop consists of a few general sessions with topics of broad interest along with several smaller sessions on specific topics. The topics selected for the final program are based upon input from Workshop participants planning to attend. The 45th Air Pollution Workshop Program will be chaired by Tara Greaver, US EPA. Please contact her with your suggestions regarding the Workshop program.
A history of the APW 1969-2012 is available at this link: APW History
Dr. Marcus Schaub is the European contact for information regarding this meeting and can be reached via email at: email@example.com
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