The Antarctic Ozone Hole: Then and Now
A Symposium on the 25th Anniversary of the Publication of
1030 – 1800, Friday 7th May 2010
Venue: University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry,
Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW
The discovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole led to intensive research to find out why such large ozone losses were occurring in a region which was previously thought to be chemically inactive. This research involved both atmospheric chemistry and meteorology and so it is entirely fitting that the royal societies of the two disciplines are supporting this workshop. The finding also led to the Montreal Protocol which limited ozone-depleting gases and so to close involvement of atmospheric scientists with the chemical industry and the political process. Thus, while the focus is on the atmospheric science, talks will cover the industrial and political developments. The presentations will be given by leading international speakers and will cover the scientific and political importance of the discovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole, as well as the latest developments.
Paul Crutzen, Nobel Prize winner
David Fahey, NOAA
Archie McCulloch, formerly ICI
Michael McIntyre, University of Cambridge
Jean-Pierre Pommereau, CNRS
John Pyle, UNEP/WMO co-chair & University of Cambridge
Jonathan Shanklin, BAS
Keith Shine, University of Reading
Susan Solomon, NOAA, former chair IPCC WG1
and Joe Farman
Space will be limited, so if you wish to attend this symposium please register at
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The current version of the programme can be found here.