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2024 EMSL User Meeting
October 8 - 10, 2024

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2024 EMSL User Meeting: Atmospheric Processing of Terrestrial, Coastal, and Anthropogenic Aerosols

October 8–10, 2024 (Tuesday–Thursday)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and online

Join us for the 2024 EMSL User Meeting focusing on “Atmospheric Processing of Terrestrial, Coastal, and Anthropogenic Aerosols.”

This engaging, three-day meeting includes keynote speakers, contributor talks, flash talks, tutorials, and poster sessions encompassing the following topics:

  • Aerosol interactions with terrestrial and coastal biogeochemistry and human systems
  • Atmospheric aerosol processes
    (including emissions, atmospheric aging, cloud condensation nuclei/ice nucleating particles activation, and heterogeneous chemistry processes)
  • Opportunities for joint EMSL-ARM aerosol research, with a focus on the Southeast U.S. Bankhead National Forest site

Register to attend

Abstraction submission

The 2024 EMSL User Meeting is accepting abstracts for posters and contributed talks that focus on the topics mentioned above.

Deadline to submit abstracts | July 26, 2024 | 11:59 p.m. PT
Submit an abstract

  • Abstracts that don't neatly align with these research topics will also be considered. 
  • **  Note that submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting. You must also complete the registration form.
     
The EMSL User Meeting will include presentations on available EMSL capabilities for answering atmospheric research questions.

Why attend

  • Learn about impactful research using approaches and capabilities offered through EMSL.
  • Participate in scientific dialogs to identify scientific challenges that can be uniquely addressed using capabilities available at national user facilities.
  • Expose post-graduate and graduate students to the research environment of a national user facility.

Who should attend

This meeting is open to EMSL users and non-users alike (you do not have to be a current EMSL user to attend). Researchers around the world from academia, industry, and government research laboratories are invited to attend.

About EMSL

The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science user facility focusing on fundamental biological, environmental, and computational research. EMSL collaborates on projects with researchers from academia, other government laboratories, and industry.

Scientists worldwide can partner with EMSL to use world-class laboratory space, expertise, and equipment for free if their research proposal is accepted through a competitive, peer-review process. Opportunities to work with EMSL are available throughout the year.

Registration

Register to attend the 2024 EMSL User Meeting! 

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Registration rates 

  • In-person
    • General registration in-person: $400
    • Student registration in-person: $250
       
  • Virtual
    • General virtual registration: $300
    • Student virtual registration: $100


Registration deadlines

  • Non-U.S. citizen (foreign nationals): August 29, 2024 
  • U.S. citizens: September 27, 2024 
     

Address/where to go 

  • Main meeting venue 
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Discovery Hall | 650 Horn Rapids Road Richland, WA 99354 

  • Location of workshops and tour 
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | EMSL | 3335 Innovation Boulevard Richland, WA 99354 


Minors
Participants must be over the age of 18. 
 

Virtual participation
Virtual meeting information will be provided to registered virtual attendees before the meeting. 

 

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Agenda

The full agenda will be posted, soon!


Tuesday, October 8


7:30 a.m. | Registration | Discovery Hall | Lobby

8:30 a.m. | Opening remarks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

  • Douglas Mans | Director | EMSL

8:45 a.m. | Overview of EMSL, capabilities, and user program | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

  • Swarup China | Terrestrial-Atmospheric Processes Integrated Research Platform Leader | EMSL
  • Susannah Burrows | Earth Scientist | PNNL

SESSION 1 | Aerosol Interactions with Terrestrial and Coastal Biogeochemistry and Human Systems

Keynote and contributing talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

Networking coffee break | Discovery Hall | Lobby

Flash talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

Lunch | Discovery Hall | Lobby

User Executive Session | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

SESSION 2 | Atmospheric Aging Processes, Cloud Processing, and Aqueous Chemistry

Keynote and contributing talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

Group photo | Discovery Hall | Meet in lobby

Networking coffee break | Discovery Hall | Lobby

Poster session | Discovery Hall | Lobby


Wednesday, October 9


SESSION 3 | Aerosol Activation Processes (CCN and INPs)

Keynote and contributing talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

Networking coffee break | Discovery Hall | Lobby

Session 4 | Fundamental Studies on Aerosol Processes and Heterogeneous Chemistry

Keynote and contributing talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

Flash talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C

Lunch | Discovery Hall | Lobby

Networking coffee break | Discovery Hall | Lobby

Session 5 | Opportunities for Joint EMSL-ARM Aerosol Research

Keynote and contributing talks | Discovery Hall | Horizon C


Thursday, October 10 (WORKSHOPS)


* Available seats to attend workshops are limited. Registration is first-come, first-served.
Make sure to register and indicate your preference early to ensure you save a seat!

Workshop 1 (two parts)

Aerosol characterization: From Single Particle to Molecular Level
  • 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | EMSL Auditorium and EMSL labs

  • Through these workshops, attendees will learn about several aerosol generation techniques and multi-modal analysis approaches to characterize their physical, chemical, and ice nucleation properties. This workshop will cover analysis of single particles using spectro-microscopy techniques, single particle mass spectrometry, and high-resolution mass spectrometry platforms.
    • WORKSHOP 1A | General presentation - Max capacity 80
    • WORKSHOP 1B | Laboratory tours - Max capacity 18 (closed-toe shoes and long pants required)

Networking coffee break | EMSL | Lobby

Workshop 2

ARM Capabilities and Opportunities for ARM-EMSL FICUS Projects
  • 12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. | EMSL Auditorium - Max capacity 45
  • This workshop will highlight the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility's unmanned aerial systems, tethered balloon system and remote sensing capabilities, and how these capabilities can be used as part of ARM-EMSL Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) projects. It will also cover how to propose ARM-EMSL FICUS projects. 

Working lunch | Meet the speakers | EMSL | 1075/77

Tour of EMSL | EMSL | Meet in lobby

 

Presenters

keynote speakers
session co-chairs

Abstraction submission

Interested in sharing your research at the 2024 EMSL User Meeting? 

We are currently accepting abstracts for posters and contributed talks focusing on the following topics:

  • Aerosol interactions with terrestrial and coastal biogeochemistry and human systems
  • Atmospheric aerosol processes
    (including emissions, atmospheric aging, cloud condensation nuclei/ice nucleating particles activation, and heterogeneous chemistry processes)
  • Opportunities for joint EMSL-ARM aerosol research, with a focus on the Southeast U.S. Bankhead National Forest site

Deadline to submit abstracts | July 26, 2024 | 11:59 p.m. PT
Submit an abstract
 

Abstracts that don't neatly align with these research topics will also be considered. 

**  Note that submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting. You must also complete the registration form.

Conference lodging 

A block of rooms has been arranged at the following hotel at the government per diem rate. The meeting registration fee does not include lodging. Hotel reservations should be made using the following information: 

* Make your reservation in the group block by September 13, 2024 (Friday) 

Make an online reservation

Additional lodging options 

  • Holiday Inn Richland on the River
    802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352
    509-946-7611
    Distance to PNNL: 5.3 miles 
     
  • Hampton Inn Richland/Tri-Cities 
    486 Bradley Boulevard, Richland, WA 99352 
    509-943-4400 
    Distance to PNNL: 5.9 miles 

Travel information 

  • Tri-Cities Airport | Located in Pasco, WA (15.2 miles from PNNL) 
     
  • Rental Cars available
  • Taxi Services 
  • On Time Taxi (509) 460-6850 
  • Rad Cab (509) 585-2944 
  • Tri-City Cab (509) 222-9208 
  • Uber and Lyft 

Local attractions 

Located in the heart of Washington wine country and on the convergence of three rivers, the Tri-Cities is home to a variety of activities and attractions. 

Check out the local attractions in the Tri-Cities!