We would like to inform you that Prof. Martyn Caldwell died a couple of days ago. He conducted important research on UV radiation and for many years he has been leading the UNEP panel assessing the Environmental Effects of ozone depletion and UV-B radiation.
The obituary and tribute wall can be viewed here.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched on World Education Day (January 24th) an educational platform for children called “Reset Earth” about the essential role of the ozone layer in protecting our planet. A cartoon together with a game for Android and IOS has been released.
A new year is starting so it is the best time to join the UV4Plants Association for those who are not yet members, and the right time to renew membership for those already part of UV4Plants!
The Corona pandemic is also affecting our Association. Meetings were only possible online last year and this year it is not yet clear in which form meetings can take place.
Therefore we want to offer our members
1. to pay the full membership fee in exchange for membership for 2021 and 2022.
2. to pay half the membership fee for 2021.
Members who have already paid fall into category 1.
New members automatically fall into category 2.
Details about the updated registration form are available at this website under Rules, membership, and contacts. We are an international organization and warmly welcome members from all countries and regions of the world to join our friendly and open community.
This is the group photo of participants of the UV4Plants 3rd Network / 1st virtual Meeting 2020. We gathered together 125 people from 30 countries.
A great and unforgettable meeting is over! The conference was perfectly organized by Wolfgang Bilger and Frauke Pescheck with the technical support of Carina Lietz and Christiana Anagnostou from the University of Kiel, Germany. There were 125 participants from 30 countries. It was conducted using Zoom and the Mattermost platform, which provided space for formal and informal chats. The meeting consisted of 6 sessions and two discussion panels. The organizes have even provided a Musical Dinner, which served great music from Germany, Poland, and Ireland, instead of meals. It was a formidable get-together party. Out of posters and presentations prepared by ESR researchers, four of them: Zheng Zhou, Aneta Bazant, Laura Díaz-Guerra, and Alicia Perera-Castro were awarded 100 Euro bursary (to be used for a future UV4Plant event). The meeting was preceded by a successful Virtual Training School, with 25 participants.