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On the 6th of March, Prof. Mark Sutton was interviewed by BBC radio, about nitrogen use efficiency in farming systems.

Post date: 03/06/2017 - 15:36 -- Region: Global

In South Asia, significant progress in atmospheric deposition research has been achieved, steered by two major International programmes; The Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols and Precipitation (C

Post date: 03/03/2017 - 14:14 -- Region: South-Asia

A report on the South Asia Nitrogen Conference organized by the South Asia Nitrogen Centre and the Indian Nitrogen Group is now available below.

Post date: 02/01/2017 - 11:20 -- Region: South-Asia

With a meeting in Windsor, UK, September 15-16, the “EU Nitrogen Expert Panel” was officially constituted. The EU Nitrogen Expert Panel is an independent group of representatives from academia, policy and industry cooperating under the patronage of Fertilizers Europe, representing the European fertilizer industry. In its terms of reference, the panel aims to improve the nitrogen use efficiency in the food chain in Europe. 
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The concepts and goals of INI Europe were presented by Wilfried Winiwarter at the workshop ‘Managing Nitrogen and Phosphorus loads to water bodies: characterization and solutions’ organized by JRC in Ispra, Italy. Target audience were water pollution and eutrophication experts from EU enlargement and integration countries, especially focusing on Eastern Europe. An extended abstract of this presentation is available here.
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Following the Kampala conference (N2013), the call for papers for ERL (Environmental Research Letters) has been extended. Final deadline for submission now will be July 31, 2014 – see http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/page/Nitrogen%20management%20challenges (and note that the extended deadline may not yet have been updated).
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INI’s global nitrogen scenarios by Winiwarter at al. (2013) (see http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0834-0) have recently been taken up by the European Environment Agency for their assessment of global megatrends – update (see: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/global-megatrend-update-10-increasing)
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The Ministry of Science and Technology of China Founded a project entitled “Sources of reactive nitrogen in China and their impacts on air quality and climate change”
The kick-off meeting of a project entitled “Reactive nitrogen sources of China and their impacts on air quality and climate change” was held in Nanjing Normal University on 18 February, 2014. The project was founded by The Ministry of Science and Technology of China, with a total budget of 15 million RMB. The project was led by Prof. Zucong Cai, the previous direct of INI East Asia center.
Aiming at the “process, mechanism and influence of nitrogen cycle”, the project set up three themes:

  1. N use efficiencies in the N cascade and controlling factors of gaseous reactive N emission,
  2. Transport and transformation of gaseous reactive N and their impact on air quality, and
  3. Climatic effects of atmospheric reactive N

Researchers from Nanjing Normal University, China Agricultural University, Institute of Soil Science, Institute of Atmospheric Physics , and Institute of Urban Environment of Chinese Academy of Sciences are involved in the project.

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