Prague 12-14 February 20182018-09-30T16:36:36+00:00

COST Action CA16109 COLOSSAL

Training School on ToF-ACSM
12-14 February 2018, Prague

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, v. v. i.
Rozvojova 2/135, CZ-165 02 Prague 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic

Call for trainees

Objectives

This Training School aims to provide intensive training in the data acquisition and data treatment when using the Time of Flight Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ToF-ACSM) to measure chemical composition of fine atmospheric aerosols.

Topic of this Training School

The “Training School on ToF-ACSM” will mainly focus on the advanced data treatment of ToF-ACSM measurements.

The Training School is addressed to ToF-ACSM users or future users with basic knowledge about the techniques.

During the course, the trainees will learn data validation procedures and data handling to accurately estimate the concentrations of submicron non-refractory chemical species from ToF-ACSM measurements. After a brief introduction and reminding on the instrument operation and settings, trainers will mainly teach on the use of the latest version of the analysis software. Time slots will also be dedicated to the investigation of individual datasets brought by participants. To be noted that source apportionment of organic aerosols will be the subject of the subsequent training session (15-17 February 2018), and hence not included in this Training School.

Training sessions

The Training School will last 3 full days (12, 13, 14 February 2018).

Main trainers are expected to be Leah Williams (Aerodyne Res. Inc.) and Mike Cubison (Tofwerk).

A detailed program will be provided later. The foreseen training sessions are:

  • Measurement principles of ToF-ACSM
  • ToF-ACSM settings and tuning
  • Data acquisition
  • Data processing using the the latest version of the analysis software (that will be distributed during the session)
  • Export and preparation of the organic/error matrices for source apportionment purposes

Each participant should prepare a 7-8 min presentation on their work and interests in chemical composition of fine atmospheric aerosols.

Number of grants

A total of 10 grants are offered.

Financial support

The financial support on offer is a grant and therefore is a fixed financial contribution that may not necessarily cover all of the expenses incurred during the participation in the Training School.

It will be determined by the Training School Committee when approving the grant and will range between EUR 500 and EUR 750, based on distance/travel costs estimation.

Lunch and coffee will be provided by the local organizer.

The trainees should arrange their travel and accommodation.

If an applicant applies for the two consecutive Training Schools (12-14 Feb 2018 and 15-17 Feb 2018), the total grant will be calculated accordingly.

Eligibility criteria and selection of applicants

Grant applicants should live in a COST country participating in CA16109 COLOSSAL http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16109?parties.

The evaluation of applications and the selection of participants will be performed by the Training School Committee: Chair (María Cruz Minguillón), Vice-chair (André Prévôt), Scientific organizers (Olivier Favez, David Green), Gender Balance Coordinator (Luminita Marmureanu), and ECI Coordinator (Axel Eriksson), following the guidelines stated in the COST Vademecum.

The Training School can also be attended by a limited number of participants on their own funds, after approval from the Training School Committee.

Applications

Deadline for applications: 3 January 2018 (you are encouraged to send it earlier)

Interested researchers should:
– Carefully read the funding rules detailed in Section 5 of the COST Vademecum
– Register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/
– Send the following documents:
• Application form named “Training School_20180212_Prague_Application_LastName”
• CV (max 2 pages) named “Training School_20180212_Prague_CV_LastName”

to:
• Training School Scientific Organizers (Olivier Favez, David Green, olivier.favez@ineris.fr, david.c.green@kcl.ac.uk)
• Action Chair (María Cruz Minguillón, mariacruz.minguillon@idaea.csic.es)
• Action Vice-Chair (André Prévôt, andre.prevot@psi.ch)

using email subject: Training School 20180212 Application.

You need to send your application email from the email address you use for your e-COST profile.

If you are not participant in the Action yet, please send also the Excel file you will find at the end of the page filled in with your details and renamed accordingly.

The applicants should indicate in their application if they are also applying to the subsequent Training School scheduled for 15-17 Feb 2018. If this is the case, note that a separate application for this other Training School is required.

Outcome
  • Outcomes: 10 January 2018

The grantees will be informed by Grant Holder by email via e-COST.

During the Training School

The Grantee must sign the attendance list every day. Failing to do so will result in a reduction of the grant amount.

Logistics

Training School venue:

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, v. v. i.
Rozvojova 2/135
CZ-165 02 Prague 6 – Suchdol
Czech Republic

Getting to Prague:
  • By plane: the main airport is Václav Havel Airport Prague.
  • By train: the main train station is Prague main railway station (abbreviation Praha hl.n.).
Getting to the city from the airport:
  • Bus (recommended option): Bus number 119 connects the airport, either terminal 1 or terminal 2 and the underground station Nádraží Veleslavín (A green line, city centre line). The single 90 min ticket costs 32 CZK (about 1.30 EUR). The 119 line runs every 5-10 min. It takes about 20 min to the underground station Nádraží Veleslavín, from where you will be in 10-15 min in the city centre.
  • Taxi: approximately 25-30 euros from the airport to the city center, around 35 min (depending on traffic).
  • For further info you can check the urban transports company site or the journey planner

http://www.dpp.cz/en/

https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/praha/spojeni/

Getting to the city from the main railway station:
  • The main railway station (Praha hlavní nádraží or Praha hl.n.) is situated in the city centre, underground and trams station Hlavní nádraží (C red line and lines 5, 8, 9, 15 and 26).
  • For further info you can check the urban transports company site or the journey planner

http://www.dpp.cz/en/

https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/praha/spojeni/

Getting to the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (ICPF):
  • The easiest way to reach ICPF is by the metro in combination with the bus. Metro stop: Dejvická (A green line), exit from the underground direction to Suchdol (stairs from the platform and stair from the vestibule) and about 80 m walk to the bus stop line 107 and 147.
  • The bus (line 107 and 147) runs every 5-10 min and the ride takes about 10 min to the stop Kamýcká.
  • From the bus stop (Kamýcká) it is as about 5 min walk to the ICPF. First you will cross the main street (Kamýská street), follow the Sídlištní street and turn the first left (Rozvojová street). Your final destination is the Czech Academy of Sciences site (Rozvojová 2/135) ahead.
  • For further info you can check the urban transports company site or the journey planner

http://www.dpp.cz/en/

https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/praha/spojeni/

Getting to the ICPF from the airport:
  • The easiest way to reach ICPF is by the bus number 119 to the underground station Nádraží Veleslavín (A green line), change to the metro (direction Hostivař) and go to metro stop Dejvická further info see the instructions above.
Additional transport info:

If you are planning to use public transport during you stay in Prague, you can buy the 24h ticket for 110 CZK (about 4 EUR) and/or 72h ticket for 310 CZK (about 12 EUR). These tickets are valid for the Prague city area (Zones P) including the metro, trams, Prague public transport buses (lines 100 – 299 and 901 – 915), the Petřín funicular, ferries and selected railway line sections.

The metro runs daily from 4:45 am to midnight.

You can find all the info on the public transport in Prague at http://www.dpp.cz/en/.

Accommodation:

ICPF is located in the NW suburb of the Prague city (Suchdol discrict), but easily reachable from Prague city centre. In the vicinity of the institute there are these two hotels:

–    Carl Inn (5 min walking distance from the venue)

There is a limited number of rooms. You need to book your room at the hotel using the hotel e-mail address carl-inn@hotelprague.cz with the note “Workshop at Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS”.

http://carl-inn.com/en/ 

–    Hotel Galaxie (15 min walking distance from the venue)

Also limited number of rooms. You need to book your room at the hotel using the hotel e-mail address info@hotelwienna.cz with the note “Workshop at Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS”.

http://www.hotelgalaxie.cz/en

However, for participants that like to be closer to the city center, there are plenty of accommodation facilities available through booking.com or other on-line services.

Final recommendation:

Prague is NOT a dangerous city, but pick-pockets are common in the city center. Please take good care of your belongings during your entire stay!!

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