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International Workshop on Seamless Prediction of Air Pollution for Africa:
from Regional to Urban

Surface NOx Africa

4 December to 6 December 2017
in Pretoria South Africa,
hosted by South African Weather Service

 

Workshop Objective

The main objective of the workshop is to establish together with the MAP-AQ (Monitoring, Analysis and Prediction of Air Quality) core group and GAW teams (SAG-GURME and SAG-Application) a number of federated projects and a sustained network of partners with complementary expertise, which will develop and implement a forecast and assessment system for air quality (AQ) over Africa with downscaling capability over certain African countries and cities in support of different applications. This forecast and assessment system will help decision makers to improve air quality and public health, mitigate the occurrence of acute air pollution episodes, particularly in urban areas, and reduce the associated impacts on agriculture, ecosystems and climate.

 

Agenda and Presentations

PDF-file of Workshop Agenda

 

Monday, December 4
DAY 1
 
Session 1. Introduction
Chair:  L. Ntsangwane (SAWS)
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome from South-African hosts

J. Lengoasa (SAWS)

9:15 - 9:30
Welcome from WMO  
D. Terblanche (WMO)
9:30 - 9:50
A. Baklanov (WMO)
Session 2. The international context
Chair: L. Ntsangwane (SAWS)  
9:50 - 10:20
G. Carmichael (Uni Iowa)
10:20 - 10:50
Break
 
10:50 - 11:20
V.-H. Peuch (ECMWF)
11:20 - 11:40
R. Sokhi (Uni Hertfordshire)
11:40 - 12:00
G. Brasseur (MPI-M)
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
 
Session 3.  What can we learn from observations?
Chair: R. Kumar (NCAR)
13:00 - 13:05
Session introduction
R. Kumar (NCAR)
13:05 - 13:20
F. Boersma (KNMI)
13:20 - 13:35
M. Evans (Uni York)
13:35 - 13:50
C. Galy-Lacaux (Labo Aerologie)
13:50 - 14:05
C. F. Braban (CEH)
14:05 - 14:20
P. Schneider (NILU)
14:20 - 14:35
M. Vieno (CEH)
14:35 - 14:50
Assessing the suitability of satellite sensor measurements to support air quality monitoring: a case study of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
B. Rabiu and
M. A. Fagbeja
14:50 - 15:00
Session wrap-up
R. Kumar (NCAR)
Session 4.  Modelling and forecasting over Africa
Chair: G. Brasseur (MPI-M)
15:00 - 15:05
Session introduction
G. Brasseur (MPI-M)
15:05 - 15:20
R. Kumar (NCAR)
15:20 - 15:35
S. Basart (BSC)
15:35 - 15:50
S. Pawson (NASA)
15:50 - 16:05
M. Sofiev (FMI)
16:05 - 16:20
M. Gauss (Met Norway)
16:20 - 16:35
M. Engardt (SMHI)
16:35 - 16:45
Session wrap-up
G. Brasseur (MPI-M)
Session 5.  Current status of modelling and forecasting in African countries
Chair: L. Ntsangwane (SAWS),
G. Carmichael (U. Iowa)
17:00 - 17:05
Session introduction
L. Ntsangwane (SAWS)
17:05 - 17:20
M. Yigiletu , M. Tesfaye (SAWS)
17:20 - 17:35
R. Burger (NW Uni),
P. Gwaze (DEA)
17:35 - 17:50
M. Naidoo (CSIR CSMEH)
17:50 - 18:05
A. Zakey (Egyptian Met Authority)
18:05 - 18:20
M. Abdelwahab (Cairo Uni)
shared slides
M. Mourad (Environmental Agency)
18:20 - 18:35
M. Jamaleddine and K. Khomsi (Maroc Meteo)

18:35 - 18:45

Intermediate session wrap-up
L. Ntsangwane (SAWS)
Tuesday, December 5
DAY 2
 
9:00 - 9:05
Welcome; session resumes
G. Carmichael (U. Iowa)
9:05 - 9:20
O. Olaniyan (Nigerian Met. Agency), M. Fagbeja, B. Rabiu
9:20 - 9:35
F. Uirab (Namibian Met. Service), FC Persendt (Uni Namibia)
9:35 - 9:50
Rwanda: Current status of AQ monitoring and forecasting
S.H. Senyana (Meteo Rwanda)
9:50 - 10:05
B. Safari & J. Gasore (Uni Rwanda) – by teleconference
10:05 - 10:20
Cote d’Ivoire: Current status of AQ monitoring and forecasting; Study of urban pollution in two Ivorian cities: mapping traffic pollution in Abidjan
V. Yoboue (Uni F. Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody)
10:20 - 10:35
A. Lahat Diop and A. Mbow Diokhané
10:35 - 10:45
Final session wrap-up
G. Carmichael (U. Iowa)
10:45 - 11:15
Break
 
Session 6.  Resource mobilisation & existing international initiatives
Chair: D. Terblanche (WMO)
11:15 - 11:30

Introduction on session and resource mobilisation

D. Terblanche (WMO)
11:30 - 11:45
J. Nygard (World Bank), Elizabeth Masekoameng (DEA)
11:45 - 12:00
R. M. Garland (CSIR)
12:00 - 12:15
P. Young (Lancaster Uni)
12:15 - 12:30
P. Mudu (WHO) - by teleconference
Session 7.  Wrap-up discussions
Chair: D. Terblanche (WMO)
12:30 - 13:00
Wrap-up discussions
 
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
Session 8.  Pan-African forecasts and related products
Chair:  V.-H. Peuch (ECMWF)
14:00 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:15
Break
Session 9.  Country and city forecasts and related products
Chair:  K. Pienaar (NW Uni)
16:15 - 18:00
   
Wednesday, December 6
DAY 3
 
Session 10.  Parallel implementation and planning sessions
 
9:00 - 12:00
V.-H. Peuch (ECMWF)
10a: Emissions  
Chair: M. Sofiev and
R. Kouznetsov (FMI) 
10b: Observations
Chair: C. Galy-Lacaux (Labo. Aérologie)
10c: Pan-African forecasts and related products
Chair: R. Sokhi (Uni Hertfordshire)
10d: "Priority areas" forecasts and related products
Chair: K. Pienaar (NW Uni)
10e: Dissemination of data and on web & mobile platforms
Chair: M. Gauss (Met Norway)
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Session 11. Action plans and report from split sessions
Chair: A. Baklanov (WMO)
13:00 - 13:15
R. Kouznetsov (FMI)
13:15 - 13:30
C. Galy-Lacaux (Labo. Aérologie)
13:30 - 13:45
R. Sokhi (Uni Hertfordshire)
13:45 - 14:00
K. Pienaar (NW Uni)
14:00 - 14:15
M. Gauss (Met Norway)
14:15 - 14:30
Wrap-up discussion on the action plans
A. Baklanov (WMO)
   
Session 12. Final discussion session
Chair: G. Brasseur (MPI-M)
14:30 - 16:00
G. Brasseur (MPI-M)
A. Baklanov (WMO)
16:00 - 16:15
Close
 

 

 

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