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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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New arrivals – New expertise

Assistant professor Efstratios Bourtsoukidis and PhD student Emeric Germain-Paulienne are joining The Cyprus Institute and CAO this January. Their research will focus on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – a new domain of study for CAO. 

Troodos station delivered

The laboratory container for Troodos station was delivered and secured on Friday the 13th of November 2020. State of the art atmospheric composition measuring instruments will soon follow!

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