2022 Open Science Workshop

Call for participation in the

3rd CATCH Open Science Workshop 9-13 May 2022

CATCH proudly announces the next science workshop to discuss atmospheric chemistry research, with a focus on natural processes specific to cold regions of the Earth. Please find details regarding schedule and online registration at https://indico.psi.ch/e/CATCH

The workshop will host invited talks, social interactions, and contributed posters on CATCH related topics with the aim of fostering scientific interactive discussions between researchers on outstanding questions. This workshop addresses researchers at all stages of their careers and will provide ample opportunity for early career scientists to present and discuss their work.

For the detailed daily programme of each session follow the links below:

  • Day 1 - 9 May: Linking biogeochemistry to aerosol-cloud interactions in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic (Marc Mallet Sonya Fiddes & Ruhi Humphries):
    PICCAASO (Partnerships for Investigations of Clouds and the biogeoChemistry of the Atmosphere in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean) aims to take a community approach to understanding links between ocean and ice biology up to clouds around Antarctica. This session will have presenters with recent key findings as well as discussions about upcoming observational and modelling work.

  • Day 2 - 10 May: Ocean-ice-snow-atmosphere fluxes (Markus Frey & Jen Murphy): Presentation of the current approaches to quantify trace gas and aerosol fluxes above ocean, ice and snow surfaces. Discussion of the strategies to overcome limitations/uncertainties in measurement strategies and how to use this flux information within models.

  • Day 3 - 11 May: Polar halogen chemistry and interlinked processes (Jennie Thomas & Thorsten Bartels-Rauch): What is the role of snow, including snow on sea ice, compared to sea salt aerosols in activating and sustaining halogen chemistry? What are the main outstanding questions regarding how halogens influence atmospheric aerosols and oxidation capacity?

  • Day 4 - 12 May: Cryospheric links to aerosol-cloud interactions (Paul Zieger & Jessie Creamean): What are the sources and abundances of cloud forming aerosols in the polar regions and how do these vary over the seasons? What processes control aerosol emission and transport? What are the current modeling deficiencies?

  • Day 5 - 13 May: Coupling of ocean-ice-atmosphere processes: from sea-Ice biogeochemistry to aerosols and Clouds: CIce2Clouds (Megan Willis & Nadja Steiner): Present educational sessions on cross-cutting themes that link the sea-ice/ocean/atmosphere system. Present the plans for CIce2Clouds (SCOR WG #163), and first steps from sub-working groups, to the community and engage community participation.

The meeting format will be one topic per day split into 3 oral sessions (2 hours each) covering all time zones including interactive discussions with one hour of posters and/or social time prior to each oral session. We look forward to your participation.


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Workshop Code of Conduct

Expected Behavior

  • All participants are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.

  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.

  • Avoid personal attacks directed toward other participants.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.

  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, service provider, or other meeting guest.

  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, service provider, or other meeting guest.

  • Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions.


  • Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

  • Workshop organizers may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning.

  • Other consequences as set forth by professional societies such as the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy, as applicable.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify an CATCH workshop organizer.

  • Notification should be done by contacting an CATCH SSC member or workshop organizer by email or in the Zoom/Gather.Town platforms.