For the entire month of July in Caillouël-Crépigny (France), scientists from the University of Lille and ATMO Hauts-de-France will analyze particles in the air and their impact on health in rural areas.
Since 28 June, more than twenty air pollution measuring devices deployed over 100 m² in the commune of Caillouël-Crépigny (02) may answer this question.
Objectives: To understand the formation and the composition of particles and their precursors in the air in a rural environment during the summer period.
The sensors collect dust from the countryside and nearby dust from forests, roads, buildings and industries in the distance.
The facility consists of four containers installed on 100 m² in the village square of Caillouël-Crépigny. They accommodate twenty-two observation instruments including our Cimel Sun Sky Lunar CE318-T photometer as well as our CE376 micro-LiDAR. These instruments, unique in France, measure the impact of climate change on air quality, biodiversity and health. Thirty researchers take turns night and day to study the chemical modifications of particles during periods of high heat.
MSc Atmospheric Environment: international master degree
The International Master of Science 2nd
year “Atmospheric Environment” at the University of Lille is providing a
1-year program in physics and chemistry of the atmosphere at the
highest level. It is supported by the French Laboratory of Excellence CaPPA (Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere).
dedicated to students in physics and chemistry having validated 4 years
of study (Master 1st year / Bachelor / 240 ECTS-credits), wishing to
follow a specialization in atmospheric sciences to get a strong
background in theory and practical works.
Students are immersed in an international environment and all courses are delivered in english. The first semester (Sept-Jan) is dedicated to lectures/practical works, and the second semester (Feb-Jul) is a full-time research training in Laboratory
ILRC29 – International Laser Radar Conference (Hefei – China)
June, 24-28 2019
After 50 years, for the first time, the 29th ILRC came to China! ILRC is held biennially under the oversight of the ICLAS, of the International Radiation Commission (IRC). The 29th ILRC was co-hosted by six institutes/universities in China and supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hefei municipal government. It is also persistently supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and many international/national partners and enterprises.
During the 29th ILRC, the new lidar technologies and techniques for profiling the aerosol and clouds, trace gases, water vapor, temperature, turbulence and 3D-wind were explored. The application of lidar networking and space-borne lidars were investigated. Emphasis was given to weather forecasting, environmental and climate change investigations combined with multiple instruments and platforms. The lidar technologies extended to ocean, land surface and biological applications were also present.
The 29th ILRC was an excellent opportunity to share and exchange ideas. We would like to thank everyone who came at Cimel’s booth and poster presentation during ILRC29. We were pleased to welcome you all!
Paris declares itself in a “state of climatic emergency”
July 9, 2019
The City of Paris has adopted the creation of an “IPCC” (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which will bring together experts (climatologists, urban designers, sociologists, etc.). They will be able to be consulted and play a “constant role in the implementation of climate policies”.
Like many world cities or more recently the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Ireland, the City of Paris has declared itself in a “state of climatic emergency“. This decision was taken during a vote in the Paris Council on Tuesday, July 9. We must “meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement” adopted in December 2015, argued the assistant in charge of the Environment to the mayor of Paris, Célia Blauel.
Creation of an “IPCC Paris”
During the session, the City of Paris adopted the creation of an “IPCC Paris” which will bring together experts (climatologists, urban designers, sociologists…). They will be able to be consulted and play a “constant role in the implementation of climate policies”, added Célia Blauel.
A few months before the municipal elections, the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and her entourage have not ceased to multiply ecological projects: after the pedestrianisation of the roads on the banks, the Paris City Hall has, among other things, multiplied projects in favour of a complete greening of the streets and squares of the capital or announced the creation of “urban forests” in the middle of the city to fight against global warming and the effects of pollution.