Welcome to the ACE

The Association of Chemistry and the Environment (ACE) is a non-profit-making scientific association founded in October 2000 by a group of European scientists. We aim to promote global contact between scientists in academia and research institutes, the commercial sector and social representatives within governmental and regulatory bodies to address environmental problems and to promote education in this area.

We strongly welcome scientists from diverse fields such as atmosphere science, biology, geology, industrial chemistry, medicine, sociology, soil science, toxicology and water science to play an active role within the organisation.

Posted on: Jan 20, 10:03 PM by: Mark Fitzsimons.

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12th International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium

Plymouth University, 30th June – 4th July 2013

The theme of the four-day 12th IEBS Symposium is “An Integrated Approach to Estuarine Biogeochemistry”. We aim to explore what we know, and what we don’t know, about estuarine and coastal biogeochemistry, and evaluate our ability to predict estuarine processes at a time of great natural and man-induced environmental change. Holistic approaches to the biogeochemistry and modelling of estuarine and coastal processes will be addressed, including the controls imposed by physical processes and process-oriented research in biogeochemistry. The Symposium will encompass a wide spectrum of analytes in the estuarine and coastal setting, including metals, radionuclides, organic micropollutants, nutrients and organic carbon, as well as emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles. The Symposium will be of interest to estuarine and marine chemists, geochemists, biologists, ecologists, physicists and modellers, and regulators, policy makers and environmental consultants.

You can stay updated through checking the Symposium website

Posted on: Jul 4, 08:22 PM by: Mark Fitzsimons.

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EMEC13, further announcement

Dear colleagues!

I would like to invite you to EMEC13 (13th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry), which will be held from 5 to 8 December 2012 in Moscow, Russia.

On the conference website, you will find all the other relevant information regarding registration, fee payment, conditions and accommodation. You can also download the first circular of the conference.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 15th 2012.

Welcome to Moscow in December!

Albert Lebedev
on behalf of the Organising committee

Posted on: Jun 22, 06:07 PM by: Albert Lebedev.

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Nutrient Analysis Workshop

Plymouth University, 26-28th June 2012

This hands-on workshop will focus on methods for the determination of the macronutrients nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about, and discuss, quality issues pertaining to N and P analysis in water samples before embarking on a series of practical sessions. There will be an opportunity to get hand-on experience with techniques for the determination of N and P species in water samples: namely spectrophotometry using a segmented flow analyser (nitrate and phosphate), fluorimetry (ammonium), high temperature catalytic combustion (organic nitrogen). In addition, the application of flow injection techniques will be introduced to present attendees with ideas for building their own system for nutrient determinations.

The course will include lectures on analytical quality control and the cycling of N and P in aquatic systems and there will be ample opportunity for discussion, data analysis and interpretation, and networking.

The fee for this 3-day course will be £450, which includes pre-course materials, daily refreshments and lunch, and a workshop dinner on the 27th June.

For further details contact Dr Mark Fitzsimons (mfitzsimons@plymouth.ac.uk). You can register online.

Posted on: Mar 13, 07:42 PM by: Mark Fitzsimons.

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Advanced Instrumental Techniques for the Monitoring of Aquatic Environments - International Summer School

The International Summer School: “Advanced Instrumental Techniques for the Monitoring of Aquatic Environments” is organized within the framework of the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences, offered by the Graduate School of the University of Nova Gorica.

The International Summer School (ISS) will be held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, from 14-27 June 2012, and is aimed at graduate-level students who have research and future professional interests in water pollution and related environmental issues. Participants will have the opportunity to intensively interact with an international team of experts in the field of instrumental analytical chemistry and environmental science, and to present and discuss their own study and research interests. We have invited top scientists and lecturers from universities all over the world, who will offer lectures in the areas of chromatographic, spectroscopic, electrochemical, bioanalytical and hyphenated techniques.

The ISS will be organized as a series of intensive lectures and case study presentations, together with hands-on laboratory experience and field work. Participants will be able to earn 10 ECTS credits for completion of the ISS after their final evaluation.

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in the Thematic Workshop: Instrumental Analytical Methods for Environmental Monitoring", where they can also present the latest results of their research.

The ISS will be financially supported by CMEPIUS, which offers 20 free positions for students from CEEPUS countries.

Posted on: Mar 7, 08:16 PM by: Mark Fitzsimons.

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"Chemistry and Climate: New challenges for an old scientific discipline" workshop

Dear colleague,

You are cordially invited to attend the workshop “Chemistry and Climate: New challenges for an old scientific discipline” that will take place in Tromsø next 3 and 4 October.

The workshop is organised by the Norwegian Chemistry Society (NKS) and the European Association of Chemistry and the Environment (ACE) as a contribution to the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011).

Registration and submission deadline: 20.09.2011

For detailed information see the workshop website.

On behalf of the Organisation committee (Montserrat Filella; ACE and University of Geneva – Dorte Herzke; Norwegian Institute for Air Research – Roland Kallenborn; UMB and NKS/FAK).

Montserrat Filella

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Institute F.-A. Forel
University of Geneva
Route de Suisse 10
CH-1290 Versoix

Posted on: Sep 12, 11:45 PM by: Mark Fitzsimons.

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