The Twenty-first Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia
29 October 2021 – Bangkok, Thailand
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) held its Twenty-first Session of the SAC (SAC21) Meeting from 26-28 October 2021, to discuss acid deposition monitoring data provided in 2020.
Reporting on Acid Deposition Monitoring in 2020
The Session was organized virtually by the Secretariat and the Network Center (NC) for the EANET. Over 60 members of the SAC and/or their representatives from the Participating Countries of the EANET joined the meeting.
Scientists from the NC presented the results from activities of acid deposition monitoring, based on data provided by the EANET Participating Countries and retrieved from their national monitoring sites for 2020.
The Draft EANET Data Report 2020 was presented to the Session, showcasing different results and trends in the region since 2000. In addition, the Draft Report on the Inter-laboratory Comparison (ILC) Projects 2020 was also introduced, and it showed that most samples submitted by the participating laboratories met the Data Quality Objective (DQO) of EANET.
Discussing EANET’s Future Activities for 2021-2025
The NC presented an overview of the National Monitoring Plans of the Participating Countries for 2021, based on the submissions made during the recent Twenty-second Senior Technical Managers’ Meeting (STM22) on the EANET.
As part of the ongoing process of expansion of the scope of the EANET, as decided by the IG22, the SAC21 members were also invited to share their comments, from the scientific viewpoint, on the draft Annex to the EANET Instrument, for consideration and approval at the IG23 of EANET, in November 2021.
Other important administrative documents and publications such as the Summary of the 20th Anniversary of the EANET and the Draft Fourth Periodic Report on the State of Acid Deposition in East Asia (PRSAD4) were also discussed during the SAC21.
EANET Data Reports can be accessed on EANET’s website and 2020 data will be available soon.
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