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International workshop on Middle East (Regional) Dust Sources and Their Impacts

The Workshop on Middle East Dust Sources and Impacts will be held on 23-25 October 2017 in Istanbul/Turkey to share and evaluate the scientific research on the sources, transport, monitoring and impacts of dust.

The goal of this workshop is to exchange information and share experience between interested scientists and related organizations to better evaluate Middle East dust sources and impacts in the scientific framework. The workshop will be focused on;

  • Dust sources and monitoring the changes on these sources over Middle East Region
  • Dust-Climate interaction in the Middle East
  • Dust forecast and modelling
  • Monitoring and impacts of dust transport affecting Middle East

Please send detailed abstracts which should be related to subjects given above by 28 July 2017 to below contact emails. Every abstract will be evaluated by at least three members of the scientific committee. There is a limited budget for the flight tickets of the experts whose abstracts are accepted by the scientific committee.

Contact emails:;;;

Please “CC” all above contacts to your email while sending your documents.

Expected participants who can send abstracts: Interested scientists, institutions and organizations.


The workshop is hosted by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) and General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion (ÇEM).

Place: Istanbul/Turkey



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