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  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration (Vistamar Penthouse Room)

  • 9:00 am – 10:15 am – Introductory Remarks – Moderators: Olga L. Mayol-Bracero (U. of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras) and Juan Carlos Antu?a (GOAC - Cuba)

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks – Olga L. Mayol-Bracero

  • UPR-RP Department of Enviromental Science – Elizabeth Dvorsky

  • International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) – Michel Grutter

  • IGAC Americas Working Group – Marcos Andrade (UMSA, Bolivia) 

  • The Caribbean Aerosol Health Network (CAHN) – Olga L. Mayol-Bracero

  • WMO SAG Aerosols and SAG Reactive Gases – Paolo Laj and Detlev Helmig

  • Logistics – Olga L. Mayol-Bracero

  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am – Coffee Break

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am

  • Motivation of the training school, objectives, and structure of the meeting – Olga L. Mayol-Bracero (U. of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras)

  • Overview of Aerosols and Reactive Gases Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean – Néstor Rojas (U. Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá)

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – Plenary – Quantifying the Health Effects of Air Pollution Globally – Jason West (U. of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch (Breakfast area at the lobby)

COURSE #1: Reactive Gases (Vistamar Penthouse Room)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Introduction to Tropospheric Reactive Gases – Michel Grutter (UNAM – México)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Measurements of Reactive Gases (O3, CO, NOx, VOCs) – Detlev Helmig (U. of Colorado – Boulder)

  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Coffee Break

  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Quality Control of Trace Gases Observations - Martin Steinbacher (EMPA, Switzerland) (remote connection)

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Reactive Gases Studies and Opportunities in the LAC Region – Moderator: Michel Grutter (UNAM – México)

  • WMO Reactive Gases Programs and what they have in LAC – Rainer Steinbrecher (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Germany) (remote connection)

  • NASA’s PANDORA – Bob Swap (NASA GSFC – Maryland)

  • The GeoCarb satellite mission – Sean Crowell (U. of Oklahoma) (remote connection)

  • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – IGAC AWG Working-Dinner

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

COURSE #2: Atmospheric particles in the troposphere (Part I) (Vistamar Penthouse Room)
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Introduction to Tropospheric Aerosols – Graciela Raga (UNAM – México)

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am – General Definitions & Particle Diameter – Ali Wiedensohler (TROPOS – Germany)

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Break

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Mechanical Properties & Filter – Ali Wiedensohler (TROPOS – Germany) & Jean-Philippe Putaud (Joint Research Center – Italy)

  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch (Vistamar Penthouse Room)

  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Artifact-free Sampling & Online Mass Monitors – Jean-Philippe Putaud (Joint Research Center – Italy)

  • 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Coffee Break

  • 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm – General Sampling Considerations – Alfred Wiedensohler (TROPOS – Germany)

  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Aerosol Studies and Opportunities in the LAC Region (10-min max each) – Moderator: Juan Carlos Antu?a

  • WMO Aerosol Programs and what they have in LAC – Paolo Laj (WMO SAG Aerosols)

  • AERONET in Latin America and the Caribbean – David Giles (NASA GSFC – Maryland)

  • MPLNET measurements in the LAC region – Elsworth (Judd) Welton (NASA GSFC – Maryland)

  • The Caribbean Aerosol Health Network – Joe Prospero (U. of Miami) (remote connection)

  • SDS-WAS Pan-American Node – Andrea Sealy (CIMH – Barbados)

  • Improving Health through Early Warning of Air Quality Events – Pablo Méndez-Lázaro (UPR-MSC – Puerto Rico)

  • LALINET – Eduardo Landulfo (IPEN/CNEN-SP – Brazil) (remote connection)

  • Research uses of broadband aerosol optical depth – Juan Carlos Antu?a (GOAC, Cuba)

  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Poster Session

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am – Observing the changing atmosphere from the ground: requirements for global networks for short-lived atmospheric species – Paolo Laj (WMO SAG Aerosols)

  • 9:30 am – 9:45 am – Coffee Break

  • 9:45 am – 11:15 am – Data Submission Procedures WMO NILU EBAS – Ann Marie Fj?raa (Norwegian Institute for Air Research – Norway) (remote connection)

  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Data Analysis Training – Marco Pandolfi (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – Spain)

  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch (Breakfast area at the lobby)

  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Data Analysis Training – Marco Pandolfi (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – Spain)

  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Coffee Break

  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Collaborative Proposals RG and Aerosols – Néstor Rojas (U. Nacional de Colombia – Bogotá)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Breakout Session #1 – Néstor Rojas, Graciela Raga and Paolo Laj  (First everybody meets at Vistamar Penthouse Room)

  • Group #1: Students (Vistamar Penthouse Room)

  • Group #2: Researchers and others (Suite TBA)

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Coffee Break

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Breakout session #2 (Group #1 and Group #2 in Vistamar Penthouse Room)

  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch (Breakfast area at the lobby)

Course #2 Atmospheric Particles in the Troposphere (Part II) (Vistamar Penthouse Room)
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm– Particle Counter & Particle Size Spectrometer – Ali Wiedensohler (TROPOS – Germany)

  • 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Coffee Break

  • 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Aerosol Mass Closure – Jean-Philippe Putaud (Joint Research Center – Italy)

Parallel to the 2nd part of the Aerosol Course, we will have the CAHN Meeting for the CAHN team
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Caribbean Aerosols Health Network (CAHN) Business Meeting (Lobby Meeting Room)

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – WMO SDS WAS Pan-American Node Working-Dinner (per invitation)

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Field Trip to Cape San Juan Atmospheric Observatory (CSJAO) and Installation os NASA's PANDORA Instrument at CSJAO

  • Departure time from Hotel Lobby at 9:00 am

  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Music (Swimming Pool area)