SMHI has been organising the global Air Pollution Management course since 2006 on behalf of Sida. This is the first time the course is arranged only for Indian participants. The first block of four weeks will take place at SMHI in Norrköping, while the follow-up will take place in India in early 2010.
During the course, leading national and international experts will cover several different aspects of air quality, air pollution and its effects. The areas covered include emissions, measurement and modelling, health aspects and different measures for improving air quality, as well as international legislation and agreements.
"The programme focuses partly on providing an overview of the latest findings in air quality and air pollution, and partly on highlighting the specific problems found in India and its immediate surroundings," says course co-ordinator Sonja Larsson-McCann at SMHI.
Participants will work with their individual projects and also in teams of 3-5 persons on related problem areas. The project work begins during the course in Sweden and to be presented during the follow-up seminar in India.