23-25 OCTOBER 2017, ISTANBUL
October 23, 2017 - Monday
SDS, Dust Sources and Dust-Climate-Drought Interaction
TIME SUBJECT SPEAKER
08:30-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:30 Opening Program
Introduction Films of TSMS and ÇEM
Opening Speeches
Prof. Dr. Veysel EROGLU, Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs
SESSION I MODERATOR Dr. Emin Özsoy
10:30-10:50 SDS Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) Enric TERRADELLAS, Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET)
10:50-11:20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20-11:40 SDS-WAS Regional Cooperation in the Middle East Dr. Tareq HUSSEIN, University of Jordan
11:40-12:00 Drought Evaluation over the Middle East Dr. Abdullah CEYLAN, TSMS, Turkey
12:00-12:20 Climate-Dust Interaction in the Middle East Dr. Ali AL-DOUSARI, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
12:20-13:00 Group Discussion and Group Report
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
SESSION II MODERATOR - Dr. Ali AL-DOUSARI
14:00-14:20 Standard Aerosol Optical Depth Index (SAODI) and Application in the Middle East Zekâi SEN, Turkish Water Foundation (TWF)
14:20-14:40 Methodology Framework for SDS Sources Identification Dr. Ali DARVISHI, University of Tehran, Iran
14:40-15:00 Monitoring the Changes in the Mesopotamian Marshlands during Drought Periods Dr. Orkan OZCAN, ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Turkey
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30-15:50 Sand and Dust Storm Sources in Kuwait Dr. Mohamed F. YASSIN, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
15:50-16:10 Change of Water Masses-Dust Storms Interaction in Syria and Iraq Dr. Halil GUNEK, Fırat University, Turkey
16:10-16:30 Frequent Interval of Sand and Dust Storms in Jordan Dr. Ziyad BALASMEH, Jordan Meteorological Department
16:30-17:30 Group Discussion and Group Report

October 24, 2017 - Tuesday
Monitoring and Forecast of SDS
TIME SUBJECT SPEAKER
SESSION III MODERATOR Dr. Murat TÜRKEŞ
09:00-09:20 Climatology and Spatiotemporal Variations of Synoptic Meteorological Dust Events Observed over the Middle East and Surrounding Regions during the 2003-2016 Period Dr. Murat TÜRKEŞ, Center for Climate Change and Policy Studies, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
09:20-09:40 Ground Observation of Dust Dr. Sergio RODRIGUEZ, Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET)
09:40-10:00 EUMETSAT SDS Products for the Middle East José PRIETO, EUMETSAT
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30-10:50 Challenges and Perspectives in Dust Modeling Dr. Carlos PEREZ, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
10:50-11:10 High Resolution SDS Forecast Requirement for the Middle East Dr. Sara BASART, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
11:10-11:30 SDS-WAS: Ensemble Prediction of Airborne Dust Gerardo García-CASTRILLO, Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET)
11:30-12:15 Group Discussion and Group Report
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
SESSION IV MODERATOR - Dr. Carlos PEREZ
13:30-13:50 Analysis of Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) between the years 2003 and 2016 in the Middle East Cihan DÜNDAR, TSMS, Turkey
13:50-14:10 Analysis of DOD and Dust Emissions over the Middle East by using CA MS Dr. Richard ENGELEN, ECMWF
14:10-14:30 Dust Variability in the Middle East Recorded in the Elbrus Mt. Ice Core. Dr. Stanislav KUTUZOV, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
14:30-15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00-15:20 Contribution of Desert Dust Transport to Daily PM10 Concentrations in Aksaray, Istanbul: A long-term study Dr. Rosa Maria FLORES, Marmara University, Turkey
15:20-15:40 Dust Sources and Monitoring the Changes on the Sources over the Middle East Hassan HERSI, Africa Nature Conservation Organization, Somalia
15:40-16:00 15 Years View of Aerosol Dust over the Middle East Dr. Saviz SEHATKASHANI, Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Center, Iran
16:00-17:00 Group Discussion and Group Report

October 25, 2017 - Wednesday
Impacts of SDS
TIME SUBJECT SPEAKER
SESSION V MODERATOR Dr. Moutaz Al -DABBAS
09:00-09:20 Health Effects of SDS Focusing on the Middle East Dr. Mazen MALKAWI, World Health Organization (WHO)
09:20-09:40 The Effects of SDS Events on the Chemical Composition of Particulate Matter in the Middle East Dr. Najat SALIBA, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
09:40-10:00 Evaluation of the Effects of Settled Desert Dust on Socioeconomic Activities in Turkey on the Basis of Some Provinces in the Southeastern Anatolian Region Dr. Taner ŞENGÜN, Fırat University, Turkey
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30-10:50 The Mineralogical and Micro-Organisms Effects of Regional Dust Storms over the Middle East Dr. Moutaz AL-DABBAS, University of Baghdad, Iraq
10:50-11:10 Review of Dust Control Projects in Ahwaz, Iran and Solutions toward Sustainable Development Ali HAMIDIAN, University of Tehran, Iran
11:10-11:30 Monitoring of Irrigable Agricultural Lands in Euphrates-Tigris River Basin (Syria-Iraq) Dr. Ayhan ATEŞOĞLU, Bartın University, Turkey
11:30-12:00 Group Discussion and Group Report
12:00-13:30 Preparation of Workshop Report Chairs and Reporters Session and Closure MODERATOR- Enric TERRADELLAS Chairs and Reporters Session
13:30-14:30 LUNCH