12/12/2017 Jiří Šperka of the Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) recently contributed a poster presentation at the European Aerosol Conference, August 27 – September 1, 2017 at the University of Zürich. Jiří’s presentation focused on the real and virtual atomic force microscopy measurements of regular and non-regular particles in combination with their evaluation in Gwyddion software (see http://gwyddion.net/). The real atomic force microscopy measurements were performed on regular polymer microspheres (nominated diameter 100 nm and 296 nm) and non-regular gold nanorods (dimensions 25 nm x 47 nm – D x L). Generation of virtual particles was also done in Gwyddion software. This study performed on particles with well-known parameters is important for precise understanding of atomic force microscopy measurements of real aerosol particles. Jiří’s presentation and an abstract regarding aerosol measurements and modelling at CMI are available now from our Documents and publications page. 12/12/2017 16ENV07 AEROMET: Project meeting, 15-16 February 2018, Turin An AEROMET project meeting will be held next February in Turin. The meeting will feature WPL moderated sessions from work packages 1 – 6. Each partner is invited to briefly present the progress and perspectives on their respective work package activities. In preparation for the reporting, there will also be administrative aspect to the meeting. On the second day of the meeting, we will have a stakeholder Q & A session in which the stakeholders will be updated about the current progress of the project. The meeting will conclude with an open discussion in groups related to the technical work packages. For further details, please contact Burkhard Beckhoff or Bianka Hahn. 01/12/2017 On 22. November 2017 an international conference on dust research called the 4th German Staubtag was executed in the MARUM (Center for Marine Environmental Sciences) institute in Bremen (Germany). About 40 research scientists from Germany, UK, Austria and the Netherlands discussed their recent scientific findings and introduced their projects in the presentation and poster sessions. A poster of the EMPIR AEROMET project was presented by Carmen Friese (BAM) during the poster session. The poster received attention by the scientific community and possible future collaborations could be elaborated. Mass spectrometry measurements, the study of agricultural dust samples and the execution of wind tunnel experiments may be accomplished by collaborations with the KIT (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany) and ZALF (Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung, Germany). These analyses may improve the investigation of the composition of airborne particles and the calibration of instruments. 02/11/2017 An article on an aspect of work that has been completed in the frame of the AEROMET project has recently been published in Aerosol Science and Technology Mobility particle size spectrometers: Calibration procedures and measurement uncertainties by A. Wiedensohler, A. Wiesner, K. Weinhold, W. Birmili, M. Hermann, M.Merkel, T. Müller, S. Pfeifer, A. Schmidt, T. Tuch, F. Velarde, P. Quincey, S.Seeger & A. Nowak is now available to download from our Documents and Publications page. 30/08/2017 Dr. Burkhard Beckhoff of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany has been invited to give a talk about the AEROMET Project and the Characterization of advanced materials and particles at the nano- and microscales by X-ray spectrometry using calibrated instrumentation at the 10th International Conference on Instrumental Methods of Analysis (IMA 2017) on the 17-21 September 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Further details can be found here; http://www.ima2017.gr/ 14/06/2017 16ENV07 AEROMET – Kick-off meeting A successful Kick Off meeting for the AEROMET Project was held at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany in June.