Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 4–9 September 2016 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

IO3C QOS2016 side events

A series of side events is taking place during and around the QOS 2016. These events are by invitation only, any questions or further information, please contact the designated organisers.

WMO-GAW-SHADOZ-NDACC Ozone Sonde Expert Workshop

1–3 September 2016, 9:00 – 17:00

The University of Edinburgh Outreach Centre, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Organiser: Herman Smit

Under the auspices of WMO/GAW, NDACC and SHADOZ, a three day ozone sonde expert workshop will address: (1) outstanding instrumental and operational issues (2) progress made in O3S-DQA with the homogenisation of long term ozone sounding records (3) Preparation of design of JOSIE 2017/2018 experiments.

EuBrewNet Training School

4–8 September 2016

EICC, The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE

Organiser: John Rimmer

This training school is primarily intended for Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer operators and managers. It will focus on set up and basic maintenance, data handling and submission, and diagnosing problems. The school is part of COST Action ES1207, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). For a detailed training programme, please contact the organiser.

Excursion on Wednesday afternoon – Field Site visit to Auchencorth Moss GAW station

7 September 2016



As part of the Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016, we are offering a visit to the Auchencorth Moss GAW European Regional Station. The site is located approximately 18 km south of Edinburgh. Bus transfer is available from the QOS venue (EICC) to Auchencorth Moss and back.
The field site visit is free, but spaces are limited to 48, so participants have to register to secure a place. We will take registrations at a first-come basis, until 31 August 2016 here:


Please note that outdoor clothing and shoes are required, as the field site is in a rural environment. Weather conditions may vary and in Scotland, even during the summer cold, windy conditions and rain have to be expected.

You can read a bit more about the site and the excursion here.

SI2N Side-event on ozone trends

9 September 2016, 16:00 – 18:00 and 10 September 2016, 9:00 – 12:00

EICC & The University of Edinburgh Outreach Centre, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

  • Irina Petropavlovskikh
  • Sophie Godin- Beekmann
  • Elizabeth C Weatherhead
  • Richard Stolarski
  • Paul Newman
  • Neil Harris

A side meeting is planned to follow the Quadrennial ozone symposium on September 9 and 10, 2016 (http://www.ozone-symposium-2016.org/home.html). The discussion will address the fundamental question "Whether the positive trend in ozone in the post-2000 period is statistically significant or not?" Among topics for discussion are uncertainties of ozone trend estimates, statistical tools, comparison between observation and model trend estimates, and next steps for the upcoming WMO ozone assessment of 2018. This meeting is a follow up of the 2011-2014 SPARC/IO3C/IGACO initiative (SI2N, http://igaco-o3.fmi.fi/VDO/)

Dobson Ad Hoc committee meeting

8 September 2016, 18:15-20:00

EICC, The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE

Organiser: Robert Evans

After 90 Years of monitoring the ozone layer – what does the future hold for the ground based network of Dobson ozone spectrophotometers a world with expanding instrumentation and needs. There are multiple topics to consider.