Atmospheric Nanoparticles, Air Quality and Climate Change

Prof. S. N. Pandis,  invited by The Cyprus Institute underlined in his talk the negative impacts of the sub-micrometer (fine) particles in human health and the climate. The mass of these fine particles has increased by one, to sometimes two orders of magnitude over populated areas in the Northern Hemisphere, due to anthropogenic activities.  He…

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Climate Change: Is it really happening? Are we humans causing it? How can the risks associated with a rapidly changing climate be mitigated?

Dr. Michel Jarraud, a distinguished scientist and Secretary-General Emeritus of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) covered all these subjects in his public lecture entitled “Climate Change: From Doubt to Evidence – Global and Regional Aspects”, which took place in The Cyprus Institute premises, on Monday, October 7th 2019.  In his talk, Dr Jarraud, focused on…

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PRECEPT Participation in the European Aerosol Conference 2019 in Gothenburg Sweden

The European Aerosol Conference (EAC) provided a unique opportunity for deepening our knowledge in the field of aerosol science and technology, exchanging ideas with scientists and researchers from this interdisciplinary field and expand our collaboration networks. The European Aerosol Conferences (EACs) are the traditional meeting places for aerosol scientists from around the world, offering the…

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CyI Researchers: Cyprus a “Hot Spot” for Climate Change With Rising Temperatures and Droughts

CyI researchers are sounding the alarm on consequences of climate change in the wider Mediterranean region. The world’s most prominent climatologists and scientists believe that rising temperatures will continue due to human activities and Cyprus will be directly affected by climate change over the following years. Moreover, the World Meteorological Organization estimates that 2019 will…

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Council Of Ministers Approved Action Plan For Initiative Of President Anastasiades On Climate Change In The Region

The Council of Ministers of The Republic of Cyprus approved, on 22 May 2019, the Action Plan submitted by the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, regarding the Initiative by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades to tackle #ClimateChange and its impacts in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (#EMME). Following the results…

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Precept goes to Gothenburg

The project’s main goals, methods and articulated strategy for achieving them will be presented in the European Aerosol Conference 2019 (EAC2019), which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 25-30 Aug. In addition, results from modifications of cost-effective/lightweight instruments, which were developed and tested under the framework of the project, will be also presented in…

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Air Pollution In Europe…kills Twice More Than Previously Predicted!

The relevant scientific article of Prof. Lelieveld et.al., published on 12 March 2019 in the European Heart Journal with the title: “Cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe reassessed using novel hazard ration functions“, has created a lot of “noise” in European media. The below figure from the publication is just one of the indicative…

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