Summer Course / Advanced Course on automatic and real‐time pollen monitoring
AA2019 Advanced Aerobiology Course, 25‐31 August 2019, Payerne (Switzerland)

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.

Organised by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss under the aegis of the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA) and the EUMETNET Programme AutoPollen.
Course themes: automatic and real‐time pollen monitoring, instrument calibration, data analysis, machine learning, influence of weather parameters. Small groups of participants will focus on particular topics of interest in greater depth and present a summary of their work at the end of the course.

Organisers: Bernard Clot, Benoît Crouzy, Fiona Tummon
Teachers/lecturers: J. Buters, B. Clot, B. Crouzy, T. Könemann, D. O’Connor, B. Sikoparija, C. Skjoth, M. Sofiev, F. Tummon

Provisional course plan: (L=lectures, P=practical exercises)

Sunday 25: arrival of participants

Monday 26: automatic and real‐time pollen monitoring, state‐of‐the‐art, requirements (L); demonstration of instruments by providers (L+P); participants workshop

Tuesday 27: instrument comparison, validation, introduction to machine learning (L); calibration of instruments, analysis of calibration data (P); introduction to machine learning (P)

Wednesday 28: influence of weather, time series analysis (L); afternoon and evening: excursion and dinner

Thursday 29: other (bio‐)aerosols and air quality monitoring (L); exercises with machine learning, time series analysis (P)

Friday 30: exercises (continued) (P); Workshop on users’ needs and product development; evaluation; visit of MeteoSwiss Aerological station

Saturday 31: presentations of results by participants/groups; noon: end of the course

Course fees (including course material, meals and excursion): for members of the IAA and affiliated societies, as well as EUMETNET AutoPollen participants: CHF 450.‐ (please announce affiliation at the time of registration). For all others: CHF 550.‐

Accommodation: 6 nights in a double room CHF 400.‐ (single room occupancy CHF 580.‐), at a nearby
hotel with transportation included.

Number of participants: min. 15 – max. 30

Registration deadline: 28 February 2019

Pre‐registration: please send an email with the subject “AA2019 Payerne” to