Virtual 3rd UV4Plants Network Meeting 2020

Dear Participants of the 3rd UV4Plants Network Meeting 2020 and dear interested UV-researchers,

after a long period with hope and discussions we want to inform you that the 3rd UV4Plants Meeting will take place in a virtual form. It is a pity that we cannot meet in person, but on the other hand, this format will open our community to participants from all over the world. We are excited to adapt the conference to the new format. We hope that you will help us with your participation to make the first virtual UV4Plants Meeting a vital and exciting conference!

We are opening the meeting again for new participants. New registrations can be done by email to meeting2020@uv4plants.org. Deadline for submission of new or additional poster presentations will be September 15th. Registration fees are 40 Euros and for students 20 Euros. Refund of the difference to the former fees will be organised soon. For new registrations, please, transfer the conference fee to the bank account given on the Conference Web Page.

The dates for the meeting will be from October 13th to October 16th. Corresponding to the different time zones, we are envisaging a core time from 12:00 to 18:00 Central European Summer Time for the oral / poster presentations.

With best wishes,
Frauke Pescheck and Wolfgang Bilger

UV4Plants Bulletin 2020: 1 published

A new issue of the UV4Plants Bulletin was published this week. As usual all contents is under open-access and PDF files available for individual articles and the whole issue. Back issues are available in the archive and all contents can be searched at our OJS server by authors and title as well as through Google Scholar which has already indexed this latest issue. All articles and the whole issue have been assigned permanent DOIs. Manuscript submissions for the next issue are warmly welcome. Submissions are subjected to peer-review. The journal is published only electronically and there are no charges for colour illustrations or open access.

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UV INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS DISCOURAGE THE USE OF UV LIGHT ON THE HUMAN BODY TO DISINFECT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and RadTech North America inform the public that there are no protocols to advise or to permit the safe use of UV light directly on the human body at the wavelengths and exposures proven to efficiently kill viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.

Full information is avaible below:

IUVA_RadTech_Press_Release_April242020

Spring Ozone Hole detected on 2020-04-04

In the news today in Finland is told that a Spring ozone hole similar to that usual over Antarctica has been detected today for the first time over the Arctic. Data is from sounding in the north of Finland. News says: 90% of stratospheric ozone reduction at an altitude of 18 km. Current ozone column of 271 DU compared to the usual 416 DU at this location and time of the year. I found the news only in Finnish, published a bit over an hour ago. Anyway, current UV-Index and 2-days forecast is available at https://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/uv-index. This page covers the whole planet and has links to detailed maps for different regions.    

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