Goals of the Conference
Goal of the Central Asian DUst Conference is to bring scientists together and to gain more insight into the different aspects of Asian dust: its properties, its sources, its transport mechanisms and processes, its effects on humans and economies, and finally on its sinks.
The second goal of the conference is to bring worldwide to the top the issue of Asian dust in Central Asia. The conference may also describe possible courses of actions in case of dusty conditions. It is aimed that the conference contributes regarding the Asian dust to the cooperation of different countries. Last but not least the conference will support capacity building, especially in contributing to the education of young scientists and administration employees regarding the Asian dust in Central Asia.
The conference will be organized for 60 attendees. No parallel sessions are planned. The conference will take place in Dushanbe/Tajikistan in the conference hall of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. The conference will have 8 invited talks with each 45 min presentation time and about 20 min presentation time for the other talks.
Each participant will be requested for a 4-pages abstract. These abstracts will be peer reviewed and published via www.e3s-conferences.org so that each contribution gets its own DOI enabling referencing. By this, open access is ensured to the knowledge collected during the conference. To guarantee the quality of scientific contributions, a scientific committee will supervise the process of abstracts acceptance, reviewing, improvement and final publication.
Another goal of the proposed conference is to compile a survey about the opinions of the contributing scientists about joint activities. Such activities could be a joint proposal for an international campaign in Central Asia for the investigation of Asian dust and its impacts on climate.