Training Workshop: Open Data & Air Quality

Clean up Nepal in collaboration with Air South Asia is organizing a workshop titled “Data and the Stories it can tell: Strengthening the Air Quality Narrative in Nepal” from August 13-15, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop is supported under the ‘Improving the Sharing and Use of (Open) Data as Evidence for Development in Nepal’ Programme, implemented by The Asia Foundation in partnership with Development Initiatives (DI) with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

A total of 45 participants will be invited, and will include early career researchers, journalists, members of non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and artists from Nepal. The workshop aims to grow demand for open data, fulfill critical gaps in local capacity, and encourage collaboration among different stakeholders on air pollution in Nepal.

Application and deadlines

The deadline for application submissions is July 24, 2018. Please complete the application form by July 24th-

Registration Fees

There is no registration fees for the workshop.

Travel Bursaries

Limited travel bursaries are also available for five candidates from outside the Kathmandu Valley. Once you complete the application form, please send us your name, email address, phone number, short bio (200 words),, and a short statement explaining why you need the travel support (300 words) to apply for the travel bursary.
Lunch will be provided on all three days, and a formal dinner will be organized on the first day of the workshop.


Please get in touch for more information! Contact Karuna Thapa at
We hope to meet you in Kathmandu!

Special issue of AAQR

The Editorial Office of Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is issuing this call for papers for a special issue with the theme “Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites “. All high quality scientific papers relevant to this theme are welcome.  All accepted papers will be collected in a single volume as a special issue.

This special issue will focus on recent research on atmospheric chemistry and physics in the mountain environment. This includes field measurements of air constituents at mountain sites, analysis of the data and model evaluation of the measurements. Papers presenting scientific findings on the following or related subjects are encouraged:

  • Gaseous components at mountain site
  • Baseline observations at mountain sites
  • Interpretation of boundary layer and free tropospheric exchange and modeling at mountain sites
  • Aerosol particles, new particle formation and/or size distributions at mountain sites
  • Aerosol optical properties and remote sensing application in mountain environment
  • Chemistry of fog/cloud, rain, and dew at mountain sites
  • Long-range transport of pollutants
  • Integration of satellite and mountain observations
  • Atmospheric modeling of data from mountain sites

The Guidelines for Authors for submitting a manuscript and publication fee policy can be found on the website of AAQR ( The deadline for manuscript submission is March 31, 2018. Manuscripts submitted after the deadline are considered only when the space is available. The targeted publication date is December 2018.

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