The 22nd Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting on the EANET
25 October 2022 – Bangkok, Thailand
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) held its Twenty-second Session of the SAC (SAC22) Meeting from 18-20 October 2022, to discuss the progress of acid deposition monitoring activities since 2021.
Reporting on Acid Deposition Monitoring in 2021
Over 50 members of the SAC and/or their representatives from the Participating Countries of the EANET joined the virtual meeting. The SAC22 started with Opening Remarks from Mr. Bert Fabian, Coordinator, Secretariat for the EANET, and by Welcome Remarks from Dr. Shiro Hatakeyama, Director General, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP).
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 2021.
The Draft EANET Data Report 2021 was presented to the Session, showcasing different results and trends. In addition, the Draft Report on the Inter-laboratory Comparison (ILC) Projects 2021 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
The NC presented an overview of the National Monitoring Plans of the Participating Countries for 2022, based on the submissions made during the recent Twenty-third Senior Technical Managers’ Meeting (STM23) on the EANET.
The SAC22 members were also invited to share their comments, from the scientific viewpoints, on the proposed Project Plans for 2023 to be funded by the newly introduced EANET Project Fund, and before approval at the IG24 of EANET, in November 2022.
Finally, the Network Center shared the program of the EANET Emission Inventory Webinar Workshop on Open Biomass Burning that will take place on 5 December 2022, the EANET Workshop on the Relationship between the Atmospheric Environment, Human Health and Ecosystems on 31 October 2022, and the 13th International Workshop on Atmospheric Modeling Research in East Asia, on 22-23 December 2022.
The Network Center also presented the Acid Rain 2020 event, organized by ACAP, which will take place in April 2023, and reminded the abstracts’ submission date is extended to 31 October 2022.
EANET Data Reports can be accessed on EANET’s website and 2021 data will be available soon.
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