Summer Course / Advanced COST action CA18226 Course on automatic and real‐time pollen monitoring
AA2022 Advanced Aerobiology COST ADOPT Course, 22‐27 August 2022, Riga (Latvia)

Training school on automatic pollen monitoring:
The IAA Advanced Aerobiology course series is aimed at understanding aerobiological processes and providing a solid background for the interpretation of aerobiological observations. The courses deal with fundamental or applied aerobiological topics and are in most cases focused on one topic.
This course is organised by the University of Latvia as part of the ADOPT COST Action (CA18226 – New approaches in detection of pathogens and aeroallergens) and under the aegis of the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA) and the EUMETNET AutoPollen Programme. Moreover, 1,5 ECTS diploma will be offered to students after successful course graduation.
Course themes:
Automatic and real-time pollen monitoring, data analysis, machine learning, quality assurance and control, links with air quality and meteorology. Using the data obtained from the AutoPollen-ADOPT Intercomparison campaign 2021 as a basis, small groups of participants will focus on particular topics of interest in greater depth and will present their work as part of an oral exam at the end of the course.

Travel: Riga is easily attainable by air, rail, and bus. The course starts on 22 August at 9:00 and will come to an end at 14:00 on 27 August.
Organizers: Olga Sozinova, Carsten Skjoth, David O’Connor, Bernard Clot, and Fiona Tummon.
Participation: Everyone can apply for participation, however, programming skills are required for the course. Preference will be given to members of the IAA and affiliated societies, COST ADOPT participants, as well as EUMETNET AutoPollen participants.
Course fee and Financial support: The COST Action ADOPT is financially supporting the course, reducing the course fee for all participants. The registration fee is only 150 EUR. COST ADOPT members can apply for additional financial support covering travel, meals and accommodation. Some grants are available from aerobiological societies for non-COST Action members.