BioMAP for the first time in Dubna

News, 29 June 2018

The 8th International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (BIOMAP 8) will be launched on 2 July 2018 in the International Conference Hall in Dubna.

Nowadays, there is a growing need for air and biological monitoring within the preventive context of identifying health hazards at the environment and of keeping them under control. Biomonitoring is a sensitive, selective and user-friendly method for air quality management. The objective of BioMAP-8 is to promote knowledge on methods and strategies for workplace, indoor and ambient air monitoring. In addition to the specific issues related to biomonitoring as a technique, this workshop specifically addresses the potential use of biomonitoring data in assessing the human exposure to toxic substances.

The BioMAP-8 workshop provides a platform for exchange of ideas among researchers, officials and specialists in the fields of environmental sciences. Leading scientists and experts in the fields of ecology and biomonitoring will be invited speakers at BioMAP-8.

The International Workshop BioMAP has been held once in three years since 1997. This time, it is held at the territory of the Russian Federation for the first time. Workshops of previous years were held in Portugal, Slovenia, Greece, Argentina and Turkey. The upcoming BioMAP is organized by the Sector of Neutron Activation Analysis and Applied Research of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics JINR.

In addition to a rich programme of plenary sessions, participants of the event will visit the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions and its accelerator complex as well as the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics where they will get acquainted with the IBR-2 reactor. On the final day of the Conference, participants will have an excursion to Moscow where they will go sightseeing.

Scientific topics of the BioMAP-8 Conference:

  • Air pollution modelling
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Air quality management
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Aerosols and particles
  • Industrial and travel emissions
  • Air Pollution chemistry
  • Global and regional studies
  • Exposure and health effects
  • Economics of air pollution control
  • Policy and legislation
  • Case studies
  • Innovative technologies
  • Challenges for the future
  • Strategic and project assessment
  • Green technologies and techniques
  • Stationary and mobile emissions
  • Social economic issues
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Air pollution and climate change
  • Risk assessment
  • Air quality forecasting