Third Meeting of the Lead Authors and Drafting Committee Members for the Fourth Periodic Report on the State of Acid Deposition in East Asia
6 August 2021 – Niigata, Japan
The Third Meeting of the Lead Authors (LA3) and Drafting Committee Members (DC3) for the Fourth Periodic Report on the State of Acid Deposition in East Asia (PRSAD4) was held from 4-5 August 2021, virtually.
PRSADs are published every five years as comprehensive scientific assessment reports describing the outcome of EANET’s monitoring activities.
Participants from EANET’s Research Community
The meeting was organized online by the Network Center (NC) for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET), Niigata, Japan.
The Drafting Committee (DC) members of the PRSAD4, including the Lead Authors, participated in the meeting. The NC and the EANET Secretariat also joined the meeting to discuss the progress of the report.
Dr. Shiro Hatakeyama, the Director-General of the NC, delivered the Welcome remarks and Prof. Fan Meng, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, delivered the Opening address as the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee.
Review of the detailed structure of the PRSAD4
The detailed structure and contents from each chapter of the Regional Assessment of the Fourth Periodic Report on the State of Acid Deposition in East Asia were presented and discussed with all meeting participants.
Each chapter was presented by its lead author(s) including Dr. Erdenebat Eldev-Ochir (Mongolia) for Chapter 1, Dr. Sergey A. Gromov (Russia) for Chapter 2, Dr. Le Ngoc Cau (Viet Nam) and Prof. Kazuhide Matsuda (Japan) for Chapter 3, Dr. Park Jin-soo (Republic of Korea) and Prof. Fan Meng (China) for Chapter 4, Prof. Atsushi Kume (Japan) for Chapter 5 and Dr. Toshimasa Ohara (Japan) for Chapter 6.
Several other reports’ preparations were also discussed during the two-day meeting.
Next Steps Before Publication
The PRSAD4 is scheduled to be shared as a final draft with EANET Participating Countries in August 2021, before being reviewed by the Twenty-First EANET Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC21) in October 2021 and finally approved by the Twenty-Third Intergovernmental Meeting of the EANET (IG23), in November 2021.
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