2nd International COS workshop



The biosphere-atmosphere exchange and global budget of carbonyl sulfide: 2nd international workshop


When:  11.-14. November 2019

Where: Obergurgl University Center, Austria


Dear COS/OCS researchers,

We are happy to announce the second international workshop on the biosphere-atmosphere exchange and global budget of COS. Since the first highly productive workshop in Hyytiälä three years ago, we have seen an immense increase in empirical data, improved process understanding regarding sinks and sources of COS and new technological, data assimilation and modelling developments – providing sufficient reason for discussing recent progress in and future priorities for research in this field.


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Morning   Theme 1 Theme 3 Theme 4
Lunch       Lunch bag
Afternoon Transfer from airport Theme 2 Hike and scientific discourse Transfer to airport
Evening Dinner and icebreaker Dinner and entertainment Conference dinner  


The program is structured around 4 themes, each covered in a half-day session with a key note talk, short talks/digital poster presentations and plenty of time for discussion. The preliminary suggestions for the themes are:

Theme 1:   Ecosystems – leaf, soil and ecosystem COS exchange

Theme 2:   Atmospheric composition – remote sensing, anthropogenic contributions, the role of the ocean

Theme 3:   Applications – GPP and transpiration estimates, multiple constraints (SIF, isotopologues), modelling

Theme 4:   Open theme – collecting miscellaneous topics not covered in the previous themes and synthesis/wrap-up of workshop

Details on the program and instructions for presenters will be updated after registration has been closed and we have a better idea of the nature and content of submitted contributions.


Organizational matters

Meeting venue

The meeting will be held at the University Center Obergurgl (https://www.uz-obergurgl.at/english/), located in the spectacular alpine panorama of the high Oetz valley.


Arrival & Departure

A joint bus transport is organized for all participants leaving Innsbruck Airport at 18:30 on Nov 11th and Obergurgl University Center at 12:00 on Nov 14th – arrival at Innsbruck Airport at 14:00. Please plan your arrival at and departure from Innsbruck airport accordingly. If you cannot match this time schedule you will need to cover the transport yourself (public transport available – contact Katharina for details).



The registration fee covers accommodation and meals. Conference room rental, coffee breaks, conference dinner and transfer from/to Innsbruck Airport to the conference venue is kindly covered by funding from Aerodyne Research Inc. and the University of Innsbruck. You can calculate the total cost for accommodation + meals by using the ‘Calculator’ tab in the excel file. If you want to share your room with someone (double and triple rooms available), please indicate the name of the corresponding person(s). Students receive a discount on the accommodation and need to present a valid proof of student status at the time of check-in at the conference centre.


Bank account details:

Hypo Tirol Bank AG                                                                                           IBAN AT47   5700   0210   1113   0470

BIC HYPTAT22                                                                        Payment reference: your surname-P7430-033-029


For registration please fill in the attached list (EXCEL file) and send it to Katharina (katharina.gerdel@uibk.ac.at). Registration becomes effective after we have received the corresponding payment and will be acknowledged by a participation confirmation. Rooms at the conference centre are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The following cancellation policy applies: Up to 2 months prior to planned arrival: no cancellation fee; up to 1 month prior to planned arrival: 50 %; up to 1 week prior to planned arrival: 75 %; within 7 days prior to planned arrival: 90 %.


– – – – – – – –  Please register before May 31st   – – – – – – – –


If you have any questions, please contact Katharina (katharina.gerdel@uibk.ac.at)!


What’s more…

You will spend four days at 1907 m a.s.l. during the autumn-winter transitional period, please bring warm clothing and good footwear, since we plan to go on a little hike Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, the University Center has a fitness room and a sauna – which you can both use!


Looking forward to welcoming you in Obergurgl – the Organizing Committee!

Georg Wohlfahrt, University of Innsbruck, Austria, georg.wohlfahrt@uibk.ac.at

Kadmiel Maseyk, The Open University, UK, kadmiel.maseyk@open.ac.uk

Katharina Gerdel, University of Innsbruck, Austria, katharina.gerdel@uibk.ac.at