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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500 contacto@eafit.edu.co


Workshop on Atmospheric Pollution and its impact on human health, agriculture and natural ecosystems: a mathematical modeling perspective.

September 25-27, 2017 

Objective​

To bring together local, regional and international experts on subjects related to air quality and its impact on human and ecosystem health, in order to establish a knowledge network, gather the available tools to tackle the difficult problem of modelling atmospheric chemistry and transport of pollutants in rough topographies, and to identify knowledge gaps so as to contribute to a deeper understanding of the local and regional scale of the impact of air pollution, motivate research collaborations, and inform public policy. 

Main ​topics


  • Atmospheric contaminants and their local and regional impacts.
  • Atmospheric dynamics and air quality: From regional to local.
  • Sources of data, data fussion and data assimilation.
The workshop and associated work sessions take place under the ongoing project on Air Quality Modeling for Colombia and the Tropical Andes between Universidad EAFIT, Delft University of Technology, and TNO.


​Work team

    Ángela María Rendón 

    Grupo de Ingeniería y Gestión Ambiental, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquia.

    See video.  

     Prof. Dr. Ing.
    Jan Willem Erisman

    Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. CEO of the Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands.

     Prof. Dr.
    Martijn Schaap

    Institute of Meteorology, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Director, TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Department of Air Quality and Climate. Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Marcos A. E. Chaparro, Ph.D.

    National Scientific and Technical Research Council Centro de Investigaciones en Física e Ingeniería del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIFICEN) Buenos Aires, Argentina CONICET-UNCPBA.

    Juanita Rausch, Ph.D.

    Fribourg Universität. Project leader at Particle Vision GmbH. Switzerland



    Nestor Y. Rojas, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Ambiental Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia.



    Elena Montilla, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Physical Sciences Universidad EAFIT, Medellín.





    Carlos Hoyos, Ph.D.

    Director, Sistema de Alerta Temprana del Valle de Aburrá (SIATA; Early warning system for the Aburrá Valley) Professor, Facultad de Minas, Escuela de Geociencias y Medio Ambiente Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín.

    Laura Herrera

    Director, SIATA's Air Quality Monitoring Network, Medellín.





    John F. Mejía, Ph.D.

    Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada. Reno, U.S.A.

    David Jaramillo Vogel, Ph.D.

    Fribourg Universität. Switzerland.


    Eduardo Atehortúa

    Manager of Sustainability, Deloitte & Touche Ltda. Profesor, Universidad EAFIT. Medellín, Colombia.

    Andrés Pareja, M.D., Ph.D.

    Profesor, Universidad CES. Medellín, Colombia.


    María del Pilar Arroyave, Ph.D.

    Profesor, Universidad EIA. Medellín, Colombia.









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