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.
Dear UV4Plants community,
Please note that the meeting in Kiel will not take place in April but is postponed until autumn. Please find the letter from the Managing Committee regarding the details about this postponement here.
We will inform you as soon as we have detailed information on rescheduling.
With best regards,
The local organizers, Frauke Pescheck and Wolfgang Bilger
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.
The final program is available here: Programme Kiel 2020.
With best wishes,
the local organizing committee,
Wolfgang Bilger, Frauke Pescheck
UV4Plants Bursaries UV4Plants is offering 2 bursaries of 300 Euros each to early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs up to 8 years after their PhD) who will attend the 3rd Network Meeting of the UV4Plants Association (1-3 April 2020 in Kiel, Germany) and give an oral or poster presentation. Only members of UV4plants are eligible. Bursary holders will be expected to write a short article about their attendance at the conference for the UV4plants Bulletin. The bursaries are paid to successful applicants after the network meeting, when the condition of attendance, presentation and short article for the UV4plants Bulletin has been fulfilled. The article for the UV4plants Bulletin needs to be submitted through the OJS submission system. Applications, including the submitted abstract and a statement (max 200 words) explaining why the applicant merits award of the bursary should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 March 2020.