ARL to Participate in 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
ARL will be a highly visible and important presence at the 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP2017) in Providence, RI July 16-21, 2017. Mercury is a complex and multifaceted contaminant that is a concern to human health and wildlife. The theme of the conference is on understanding the multiple factors that accelerate and attenuate recovery of mercury contamination in response to environmental inputs on local to global scales. Nearly 1000 abstracts from scientists in 57 countries have been received. NOAA ARL will be a Gold- Level sponsor of the conference, alongside the U.S Forest Service, the National Atmospheric Deposition Program, and the National Institute for Minimata Disease (Japan).
ARL’s Dr. Winston Luke will co-host (along with Dr. Mark Olson from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program and Dr. Eric Prestbo from the Tekran Corporation) a one-day workshop on “Best Practices for Measuring Atmospheric Mercury” the day before the conference begins. The workshop will revisit and discuss best practices to accurately measure mercury species in the atmosphere using commonly-deployed monitoring equipment. The workshop will serve two primary purposes:
In addition to the workshop, Dr. Luke and three other ARL scientists will each present their mercury research at the Conference.
For More Information, contact: Ariel Stein