The first European Nitrogen Assessment will be launched in April 2011 at a major international science event in Edinburgh, UK bringing together scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss the role of nitrogen in global change.

Delegate registrations are now invited for the Nitrogen & Global Change event which will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 11th – 14th of April, 2011. Reduced registration fees apply until January 31 2011.

The event will kick off with the launch of the European Nitrogen Assessment, followed by a press conference and a high level workshop for policy stakeholders. The science conference programme will include presentations of results from several major European Nitrogen research programmes, including the EU 6th Framework Programme project NitroEurope.

The conference will address key themes related to aspects of reactive nitrogen in the environment and focus on the role of nitrogen for:

  • Climate change
  • Food security
  • Energy security
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Human health
  • Integrating Nitrogen in Science and Policy

Submissions are invited for oral papers and posters within the full scope of the themes and topics detailed above.

Nitrogen & Global Change is jointly organised with the support of the ESF programme Nitrogen in Europe (NinE), COST Action 729, the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN) under the UNECE Convention of Long-Range Transboundary Air pollution, the European Centre of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) and the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA). The conference is hosted by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Additional information

For all details regarding the call for sessions and papers, see the conference website.

Details of CEH's Biogeochemistry science programme

Managing the European Nitrogen Problem - a publication from CEH and the Partnership for European Environmental Research

External links

Nitrogen in Europe (NinE)

The Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen

The NitroEurope Integrated Project

European Centre of the International Nitrogen Initiative - hosted by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Previous CEH website news stories

Scientists at climate talks say changes to the nitrogen cycle cannot be ignored - 4 December 2009

Biodiversity under threat from increasing nitrogen emissions - 20 November 2009

100 years of ammonia synthesis: how a single patent changed the world - 13 October 2008

Is nitrogen a major cause of climate change? - 10 July 2008

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