Second Annual Meeting

The second annual meeting was held November 25-26, 2014, in Geneva, and the associated WP4 and WP2 workshops preceded the meeting on November 24-25.

Logistical information

Getting there

Travel directions to the WMO (7 bis, avenue de la Paix) can be found here. The main project meeting and the WP4 workshop will be held in Salle B, while the WP2 workshop will be held in Meeting Room 6L.

Hotel reservations

No block of hotel rooms has been reserved for this meeting. Both Hotel Eden and Hotel Mon Repos are located in very close walking distance of the meeting. ***Update*** The Jena contingent will be staying at the Hotel Drake-Longchamp, which is a bit cheaper and has breakfast included.


The agendas for the WP4 and WP2 workshops are posted below.

You can download the agenda as a pdf here.

Tuesday, 25.11.2014
Start 2nd annual meeting
From 12:00 Registration, lunch (unsponsored)
13:00-13:15 Welcome (Christoph Gerbig, MPI-BGC Jena)
13:15-13:45 Current status of IAGOS AISBL (Andreas Volz-Thomas, FZJ)
13:45-14:45 IGAS WP2: Enhancing the IAGOS-GMES link (WP leader: Peter van Velthoven, KNMI)
14:45-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:45 IGAS WP1 (Management), WP6 (Scientific Coordination) and WP7 (Dissemination and sustainability) (Julia Marshall, MPI-BGC Jena)
15:45-17:25 IGAS WP5 Enhancing the IAGOS observational capabilities (Task leaders WP5; 20 min each)
17:25-17:45 Discussion
17:45-18:00 Meeting logistics (Geir Braathen, WMO)
19:00-20:00 Meeting Dinner at Restaurant "Les armures"
20:00-21:00 Discussion of IGAS sustainability measures in the context of IAGOS (co-sponsored with IAGOS-AISBL)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
9:00-9:45 Invited talk: Experience of Meteorological Services with AMDAR and Aircraft-Based Water Vapour Measurements (Axel Hoff, DWD)
9:45-10:30 CONTRAIL scientific presentation
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:15 IGAS WP3 update (Marc Pontaud, Météo-France)
11:15-12:00 IGAS WP4: Evaluation and harmonization of data quality in routine aircraft observations (Herman Smit, Research Centre Jülich)
12:00-13:15 Lunch (unsponsored)
13:15-14:15 Potential parallel/breakout sessions (by WP, topic...) and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting (in parallel)
14:15-15:00 Coffee break and Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting (in parallel)
15:00-17:00 General assembly
  • Presentation of outcome of PSC and SAG meetings
  • Discussion on periodic reporting
  • Voting on any decisions that need to be made
  • Potential IGAS extension due to IAGOS P2 delay?
  • Third and final project meeting (where and when)
  • Any other topics
17:00 End of meeting

WP4 Agenda (only involved/interested partners, to be held in Salle B)

Monday, November 24, 2014
WP4 meeting
12:00-13:00 Optional: Lunch at WMO cafeteria
13:00-13:30 Check-in
13:30-14:00 Welcome by WMO, approval of agenda, introduction to IAGOS QA concept
14:00-15:30 SOPs: Introduction & discussion & identification of missing elements
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Evaluation of QA reports from Task 4.2 (including Tasks 4.3 & 4.4): introduction and discussion
17:30-18:30 Breakout groups with external experts on specific compounds: what is acceptable as is, what needs to be improved
18:30 End of first day of meeting
20:00 Dinner (not sponsored)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
8:30-9:30 Joint session WP2 and WP4 on data storage: Decision on Guidelines for storage of IAGOS measured data.
9:30-10:00 Other related issues on data base
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Report by breakout groups and discussion
11:00-11:30 Decision/actions to be taken for IGAS/WP4 in year 3
11:30-12:00 Any other issues
12:00 End of WP4 workshop

WP2 Agenda (only involved/interested partners, to be held in Meeting Room 6L)

Monday, November 24, 2014
WP2 meeting
13:30-17:00 Progress of Task 2.1
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
8:30-9:30 Joint session WP2 and WP4 on data storage: Decision on Guidelines for storage of IAGOS measured data. Location: Salle B
9:30-10:20 Satellite validation tools (KNMI, UPS-LA, MPI-BGC)
10:20-11:10 Representativeness tools (MPI-BGC)
11:10-12:00 Plan for use of GHG and aerosol data by MACC (ECMWF)
12:00 End of WP2 workshop