The 24th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution builds upon the prestigious outcomes of the 23 preceding meetings. The series started in Mexico (1993) followed by Barcelona (1994); Halkidiki (1995); Toulouse (1996); Bologna (1997); Genova (1998); San Francisco (1999); Cambridge (2000); Ancona (2001); Segovia (2002); Catania (2003); Rhodes (2004); Cordoba (2005); New Forest (2006); Algarve (2007); Skiathos (2008); Tallinn (2009); Kos (2010); Malta (2011); A Coruña (2012); Siena (2013); Split (2014) and Valencia (2015). 

The Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution series of conferences has attracted a global audience of academics and air pollution practitioners who through their papers and presentations have contributed to the evolving understanding of the science and policy contexts of air pollution. The conference continues to meet the demands of a discerning audience through the quality of the science and policy presented at the meetings. This series has discussed important air pollution issues at an international, national and local level and by virtue of its truly international composition has brought to the discussion a unique suite ofperspectives. The conference findings enjoy a wide and rapid dissemination amongst the air pollution science and policy communities.

The management of air pollution is one of the most challenging problems facing the international community. The conference addresses a wide range of issues and challenges, but a particular strength of the series has been the attention given to regulatory and, market solutions to air pollution management. The Air Pollution series of conferences has consistently acknowledged that science remains the key to identifying the nature and scale of air pollution impacts and reaffirmed that science is essential in the formulation of policy relevant information for regulatory decision making. The conference series also acknowledged, at a very early stage, that science alone will not improve a polluted atmosphere. The scientific knowledge derived from well designed studies needs to be allied with further technical and economic studies in order to ensure cost effective and efficient mitigation. In turn, the science, technology and economic outcomes are necessary but not sufficient.

The outcome of such research needs to be contextualised within well formulated communication strategies that help policy makers and citizens to understand and appreciate the risks and rewards arising from air pollution management. Consequently, the series has enjoyed a wide range of high quality presentations that develop the fundamental science of air pollution and an equally impressive range of presentations that places these new developments within the frame of mitigation and management of air pollution. 

All the peer reviewed papers published in the series are available in the WIT eLibrary ( where they are easily accessible to the international community.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Air Pollution 2016. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Air pollution modelling
  • Air pollution mitigation and management
  • Aerosols and particles
  • Emission studies
  • Health effects
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Air data quality
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Case studies
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Industrial air pollution
  • Air pollution science
  • Global and regional studies
  • Climate change effects
  • GIS & remote sensing applications
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Socio economic issues
  • Public engagement
  • Policy and legislation

Benefits of Attending

Publication of Papers Papers presented at Air Pollution 2016 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in a special Issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning (ISSN:1743-7601; Digital ISSN:1743-761X).

Reviews Abstracts and papers are reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts.

Open Access WIT Press is an advocate of Open Access which offers maximum dissemination of your work.  WIT Transactions and Journal papers can be downloaded for free ( 

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Google Scholar*, Scopus and ProQuest. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Conference Proceedings Delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. The USB will, in addition, contain papers from previous conferences in this series. Following the Conference, authors will receive an electronic copy of the publication in which their paper has been published.

Digital Archive All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary ( where they are easily and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Networking Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, becoming part of a unique community.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at their conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much reduced conference fee.


*Google Scholar Indexation  
WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community.

This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary ( totally free and without having to pre-register.

This major development has the added benefit of allowing the Google Scholar search engines to fully index all WIT papers.

Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for researchers to facilitate the indexation and citation of academic papers free of charge. This service is becoming the most accepted comprehensive benchmark and quality standard.

In Google Scholar you will be able to see the number of citations of your articles as well as the ‘h-index’ ranking for both author and publications. The h-index is the largest number h such that at least h articles (by the author or in a publication) were cited at least h times each.

The impact of your work is given by the ‘i10 index’ which refers to the number of publications within the last 10 years that have at least 10 citations.

You can also easily create within the system an Author’s Profile which helps to highlight your achievements.

Google Scholar is becoming the most popular system in the world and its metrics are independent and unbiased. Unlike other ranking systems, it is free.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Submit an Abstract' button found at the top and bottom of this page. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

Once your abstract has been reviewed, you will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract and be given a submission date as well as instructions on how to prepare your paper.

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.

We encourage early submission of abstracts and papers to facilitate registration and travel arrangements.

The language of the conference will be English.


To register online for this conference please complete the registration form by clicking on the 'Register' button at the top or bottom of this page. If you would prefer to print out a copy of the Registration Form, please download the PDF Registration Form below and return to the Conference Secretariat.

PDF Registration Form

Conference Fees

Includes conference proceedings, other documentation and refreshments.

Registration Fee, €890

Conference Chairmen, WIT Fellows and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, €780

Students, €500

Publication of Papers

Papers presented at Air Pollution 2016 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in a special Issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning (ISSN:1743-7601; Digital ISSN:1743-761X).

All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary ( where they are easily and permanently available to the international scientific community.

WIT Transactions have since 1993 been publishing exceptional conference papers which are referenced by CrossRef and have been indexed in international databases. All conference books are catalogued and archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access

WIT strongly believes that removing the barrier to research published online will greatly aid progress in all scientific and technical disciplines, as well as all other spheres of knowledge. Most WIT conference and all journal papers are freely available online.

Crete, Greecechania

The largest and most southerly Greek island, Crete has preserved its unspoilt nature, local traditions and ancient monuments and is renowned for its 1100km of Mediterranean coastline.

The Minoan culture, Europe’s first advanced civilization, developed on Crete between 2800 and 1000BC, and was later succeeded by Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman influences, leading to a varied and beautiful traditional architecture. The Mediterranean landscape, which is the main draw for many of the island’s visitors, encompasses a stunning coastline with excellent beaches, mountainous inland, and many dramatic features including the Samaria Gorge and Lassithi plateau.

Travel Information

By Air

The island of Crete has two international airports, both on the north coast and within easy reach of the main towns.

Chania International airport
Chania International airport is situated to the west of the island.
Aegean Airways provides daily flights to Athens (for International connections) as well Munich, Istanbul, Paris, London and Milan.

Chania Airport to Chania
The public bus is the most economical transportation from / to the airport. Firstly take the airport bus from just outside from the terminal buildingTickets can be purchased on the bus. Buses leave at various times of the day to coincide with flight arrivals. The journey takes around 30 minutes and costs €2.50. More timetable information can be found here:

Chania to Heraklion
From Chania you can take a bus to Heraklion bus station. Buses leave Chania once per hour, and the journey will take approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes and costs around €15.00. More timetable information can be found here:

Heraklion to Aldemar Royal Mare Hotel
From the main bus station near the marina in Heraklion, a convenient bus travels to hotels in Hersonissos, departing every 30 minutes from early morning until late evening. You can take any bus that states destination: Hersonissos, Stalis, Malia or Agios Nikolaos. Tickets cost around €4.00 each way. This part of the journey takes around 45 minutes.
Alternatively you could take a taxi from Heraklion directly to the hotel which costs between €30-€40.

Heraklion (Iraklion) International airport
Heraklion (Iraklion) International airport can be found in the centre of the island and provides regular flights to all major European cities, and quick transfers to Athens for connections to all major International airports.

  • From the UK, flights to Heraklion depart from London Gatwick airport and Manchester with Easyjet, and from Birmingham and Bristol with Monarch. Eurocyria Airways regularly fly from Bristol, Easyjet and Stansted to Heraklion. Additionally, regular charter flights operate from with Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines from many airports across the UK and Ireland, including Belfast, Cardiff, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle throughout the summer. 
  • Flights from all major German airports, Basel and Zurich in Switzerland, and Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Vienna in Austria are available with Air Berlin.
  • Condor offers flights to Heraklion from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart in Germany.
  • Regular flights run from Paris (Orly) and Amsterdam to Heraklion with Transavia.
  • German Wings fly to Heraklion from Berlin and Cologne in Germany.

The Aldemar Royal Mare Village near Hersonissou is located 23km from Heraklion International airport and can easily reached by bus, taxi or hire car.

Bus from Heraklion Airport to Hersonissou
If you choose to travel by bus to the conference venue, a frequent service takes passengers from Heraklion airport to the main bus station near the marina in Heraklion, where a convenient bus travels to hotels in Hersonissou. For an additional charge, the Royal Mare Village Hotel operates a coach service from Heraklion town centre to the Hotel.

By Car

Several major hire car companies operate at both Heraklion and Chania airports in Crete, including Avis, Budget, Eurodollar and Hertz, and the hotel can be reached on main roads from the airports.

The journey from Chania airport by car takes around 2.5 hours via the following route:

  • VOAK/A90/E75 in Tsikalaria from EO Aerodromiou Soudas and Akrotiriou
  • Follow VOAK/E75 to Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou/PEO90 in Gouves. Take the exit toward Old National Road from VOAK/E75
  • Continue on Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou/PEO90 to your destination in Chersonisos

The journey from Heraklion airport takes around 20 minutes via VOAK/E75 and Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou/PEO90 (see above)

Please note that all information included above is correct at September 2015. All prices and travel details are subject to change.

Conference Venue

The Aldemar Royal Mare is situated in a beautiful beachfront location, only 20km from Heraklion airport in Crete. The hotel sits in lush grounds, with two large outdoor swimming pools, and is a complex of attractive low-rise buildings only a short distance from the beach. The Royal Mare has ample facilities including an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness centre, as well as squash courts, sauna and a wáter sports centre on the waterfront. In addition, there are a range of restaurants serving different cuisines. These include the gourmet ‘Candia’ restaurant which serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine, the ‘Albatrol’ restaurant with spectacular sea views, and the ‘Symposio’ restaurant which offers buffets prepared using fresh, local ingredients, and has a delightful outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy their meal.


Special accommodation rates have been negotiated at the Aldemar Royal Mare. Please ensure that you book your accommodation by completing the Accommodation Booking Form which can be found on the link below. We highly recommend that delegates stay at this hotel for ease of attendance to the meeting.

The Aldemar Royal Mare
Limenas Hersonissou
Crete 70014, 

Please note: All delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and settling their own accounts.

Visa Information

A Schengen Visa is the document issued for visiting/travelling in and within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country. Schengen visas are issued by the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. If you intend to visit one of the Schengen countries for business, as a tourist or for a personal/private visit, you must first obtain a Schengen visa, unless your country is part of the Shengen territory or has a special agreement. You can check which whether citizens of your country require Shengen VISA here:

Where to apply:

  • You should apply to the Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence (unless you are resident in Ireland). 
  • If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, apply to the Embassy or Consulate of that country. 
  • If you intend to visit several of the Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country in which your main destination is situated (longest duration of stay).

Processing time: Your application should be lodged at the Embassy or Consulate at least 2 weeks before the proposed journey is undertaken. Requirements for a Schengen visa may vary slightly between the different Schengen countries. Please visit the following link for further information:

Important information: Please notice that although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, it is your responsibility to check that the visa and travel requirements with the corresponding Embassy in your country.

Invitation Letters

If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation to the conference secretariat.
Registration fees must be paid in order to be issued an invitation letter. Please make sure you read the cancellation policy stated in the registration form before sending your payment.

All letters of invitation will be sent to you by email and regular mail unless otherwise specified.Please provide the following information in your request:

  • Title (Dr., Professor, Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms, etc.)
  • Your full name (Please specify family name and given name)
  • Organization
  • Full mailing address
  • Additional information such as if you are presenting a paper at the Conference
  • We cannot provide visa letters for spouses or guests, however we can include their name on your letter

Fundamentals of Air Quality and Climate Change

23 - 24 June, 2016 - Crete, Greece

Presented by:
Dr Viney P Aneja, North Carolina State University, USA


This two-day course provides an intermediate-level introduction to the field of physical and chemical meteorology (air quality and climate change). The course deals with: the atmosphere's structure and chemical composition; atmospheric chemical reaction (including photochemistry) processes in gas phase, liquid phase, and on particle surfaces; interaction of electromagnetic radiation (UV, visible and IR) and species in the air (gas and particles); global energy balance; dispersion on local, regional and global scales; global atmospheric circulations; effects on changing atmospheric composition on the global climate, and climate change. 

After taking this course the student should to be able to explain chemical and physical processes that are fundamental for the Earth's radiative balance and thus for our climate; explain sources and sinks of gases and particles of importance for environment and climate; explain the interplay of atmospheric gases and particles from a chemical and meteorological perspective; apply basic chemical and physical laws to the transformation of gases and particles as well as to their transport in the atmosphere.

Course Presenter

Viney Aneja is a Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University. He obtained his B. Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India; and MS and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering, N. C. State University, Raleigh, N.C. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at N. C. State in 1987, he conducted and supervised research at Corporate Research and Development, General Electric Company, New York, and Northrop Service, in Research Triangle Park, NC, in the areas of environmental science and engineering and separations technology. In 2001 he was also appointed Professor of Environmental Technology, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Uppsala, Sweden in 1979; at Jawahar Lal Nehru University in New Delhi, India in 1980; and at the Arrhenius Laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden in 1985 

Course Programme

Thursday, 23 June 2016

  • Overview of the Global Atmosphere (An overview of the course, Density, Pressure, Temperature, and Chemical Constituents)
  • Origin of the Earth’s Atmosphere (Formation and Evolution of the Earth System)
  • Sun-Earth Relationships (Rotation of Earth and time zones, Revolution around the Sun, Seasons, Cycle of Sun's declination, and Solar Constant)
  • Atmospheric Transport (Forces, Geostrophic flow; The General Circulation; Vertical Transport; and Stability)
  • Radiation Budget of the Atmosphere (Solar Zenith angle; Wavelength and frequency; Blackbody radiation; Stefan-Boltzmann law; Wien’s displacement Law; Scattering, absorption and extinction)
  • Air Quality Modeling and Chemical Kinetics (Rate law; fundamentals of reaction kinetics; rate constant)

Friday, 24 June 2016

  • Atmospheric Chemistry (Sources, and Sinks of Trace Gases, Hydroxyl Radical, Reactive Nitrogen, Carbon, and Sulfur Compounds)
  • Tropospheric Ozone (Formation, chemistry and distribution)
  • Atmospheric Aerosols (Sources, chemical composition, Transport, sinks, chemical composition, and size distribution)
  • Biogeochemical Cycling of Trace gases (The hydrologic cycle, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycle)
  • Stratospheric Ozone and the Ozone Hole (anthropogenic perturbations to stratospheric ozone)
  • Global Climate Change (The buildup of greenhouse gases; increased concentration of aerosols Global temperature and rainfall distributions; interactions of air quality on climate (direct and indirect effects); El Nino; radiative forcing).

Course Schedule

The course will start at 9.00 am on Thursday 23 June 2016 and finish at 5.00 pm on Friday 24 June 2016.

Course Materials

The course fee includes all working materials, lunch, coffee, tea and computer facilities used, where applicable. 

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Additional Information

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