Environmental risks and hazards
Land resources, including water, world providing food for all without further loss of biodiversity. This implies improving agricultural productivity in order to close ‘yield gaps’ in all regions, containing biodiversity loss worldwide on the way to 2050. It also implies a strategy of diversity in EU land and agriculture policies.
Workshop 1. Aerobiology
- plant pathology,
- pest management,
- biological weathering and biodeterioration,
- indoor air quality,
- air-conditioning technology and industrial aerobiology.
- bioaerosols and transport mechanisms,
- biological pollution,
- biological input to global change
Workshop 2. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Environmental Monitoring
- development of monitoring systems
- methods and procedures for pollution risk assessment,
- synthesis of monitoring data with toxicological, epidemiological and health data,
- principles in the design of monitoring systems,
- the use of monitoring data in assessing the consequences of natural resource management and pollution risks,
- development of monitoring systems related to the management of various renewable natural resources.
Workshop 3. Forest sciences
- encompassing physiological processes,
- tree genetics,
- forest management,
- remote sensing
- wood structure and function.
- impacts of agriculture and forestry activities on soil and aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity
Workshop 4. Agro-Environmental Sciences
- Water pollution and treatment,
- Wastewater treatment and reuse,
- Soil remediation,
- Noise and radiation control,
- Environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology,
- Food safety and hygiene.
Workshop 5: New Energy Technologies
We are welcoming all the works associated with but not limited to the following issues:
sustainable energy production
life cycle assessment;
storage and sequestration;
Energy procurement management;
Management of energy distribution and use;
Modern technologies of energy storage.
Workshop 6: PV Systems for achieving global sustainable development goals
Improve energy security.
Novel technologies such as carbon capture and storage are investigated together with the corresponding process and systems analysis, as well as optimization for mitigating CO2 emissions. Water resources management, waste water treatment, and waste management issues are also covered. The overuse of the atmosphere as dumping ground for greenhouse gases. Carbon Management & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation low-carbon mobility, the contribution of low-carbon mobility to sustainable development.
- Offshore floating solar
- Design and Installation of PV Systems
- Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems
- Monitoring, system failure analysis, PV system reliability.
- Electric and thermal performance, safety aspects, integrated mounting structures
- PV products for buildings.
- PV in vehicles;
- PV in transport infrastructure
- Grid and Energy System Integration
- Grid management
Technologies and simulation for short-term and seasonal storageStatic compensators
PV Strategies and Policies
- Economics and competitiveness of PV,
- market assessment and investment
- PV in integrated energy system, mass storage,
- PV for achieving global sustainable development goals,
- PV in climate change mitigation
Solar Thermal Energy
- Solar Thermal Power Plants
- Solar Thermal Collectors
- Solar resource assessment, measurements and monitoring
Hydropower, Biomass, Biofuels, Wind, Geothermal
- Small hydro for local community and industry,
- Small hydro for contribute to distributed generation in a regional electricity grid
- Small hydro projects for isolated areas
- Hydropower and the Environment
- Wood and Wood Waste
- Waste-to-Energy (MSW)
- Landfill Gas and Biogas
- Biomass & the Environment
- Ethanol and Biodiesel for Transportation Facilities
- Biofuels and the Environment
- Offshore wind
- dynamic export cables
- Horizontal-axis turbines
- Vertical-axis turbines
- Small wind turbines
- Wind power plants
- Wind Energy and the Environment
Direct use and district heating systems Geothermal power plants
- Dry steam plants
- Flash steam plants
- Binary cycle power plants
Wave power, Tidal power
Workshop 6. Effective environmental policy strategies and Climate Change.
Political, economic, and legal considerations in implementation of effective governance strategies, направленных на решение to international environmental problems: biosafety, biodiversity loss, climate change, desertification, forest conservation, ozone depletion, transboundary pollutant flows, and the management of marine and fresh-water resources. Trans-boundary and cross-jurisdictional issues, legislative and governance frameworks, policy and management issues associated with building, maintaining and restoring robust social-ecological systems at regional scales.
- impacts of legislation, regulation, and the economy on pollution control
- effective governance strategies,
- International Environmental Agreements
- the environmental impacts of socio-economic development.
- environmental management
- use and conservation of natural resources,
- protection of habitats and control of hazards,
- ecological economics,
- environmental law,
- geosciences and information science,
- public affairs
- Ecological Impacts;
- Advances in Modeling;
- Sea Level Projections;
- Climate Feedback and Sensitivity;
- Hydrologic Impact; Effects on Human Health;
- Economics and Policy Issues.
- shortages of natural resources,
- impacts on ecosystems and deterioration of the natural environment.