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.


Speakers include

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


Registration is also necessary to receive more detailed information.

The current version of the programme can be found here.