New instrumentation at CAO-Agia Marina station

In the process of building a denser network of environmental observatories for sizing particles we installed a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) and a water-based Condensation Particle Counter (TSI Model 3783) to CAO-AMX station on March 29, 2022.

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Ioannina Campaign

CAO’s Dr. Maximilien Desservettaz is joining the National observatory of Athens (GR) to study air pollution in one of the European most polluted cities: Ioannina.

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Cape Greko VOC monitoring from Middle East

Prof Efstratios Bourtsoukidis, PhD student Emeric Germain and technical expert Mr Pierre-Yves Quehe have relocated a Picarro (greenhouse gases) and Gas Chromatography (non-methane hydrocarbons) instruments in a mobile station at Capo Greko, on Cyprus east coast.

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When dust was in the air

During mid-October 2021, mineral dust was suspended in the atmosphere over Cyprus, causing local residents to notice the appearance of “sand” in exposed surfaces across the island.

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2021 Arrivals and Departures

2021 has seen several arrivals and departures: Joining CAO are Prof Franco Marenco, who is building the remote sensing research effort within CAO and CARE-C; Prof Tuija Jokinen, with expertise is particle formation and arctic atmospheric chemistry; she takes the lead of the CAO network. Ms Alkistis Papetta, starting her PhD in remote sensing; Ms Nikoleta Lekaki, joining CAO’s technical experts team from CARE-C’s Innovation Laboratory, with expertise on optical particle counter and size separation; Mr Moreno Parolin, joining CAO’s technical experts team, with long expertise on air quality monitoring instrumentation.

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