Webinar: Air Pollution and Climate Change in Cyprus: Impact on Our Lives and Health

Event Details

  • Date: Monday, 11 October 2021
  • Time:  Starts: 17:30
  • Venue: Live streaming of the discussion will be available on GoToMeeting and The Cyprus Institute’s YouTube and Facebook channels
  • Speakers: Various – see below
  • Language: Greek
The webinar will be in Greek and the live stream is open to the public. Live streaming of the discussion will be available on GoToMeeting and The Cyprus Institute’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Images and/or recordings of our open public events may be used by The Cyprus Institute for dissemination purposes including print and digital media such as websites, press-releases, social media, and live streaming.



This webinar will discuss the issues of air quality and climate change in Cyprus and their effects on our life and health.

The issue will be discussed by a number of scientists and researchers involved in the projects: AQ-SERVE – Air Quality Services for a cleaner air in Cyprus (Integrated/0916/0016), ACCEPT – Assessment of climate change effects on pollution transport in Cyprus, and EMME-CARE – Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East – Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre.

Participation is included from the following Universities, Research Organizations, contributing to the projects works:

  • The Cyprus Institute
  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • E.U.C Research Centre
  • Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance – Department of Labour Inspection (DLI)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment – Department of Meteorology (DoM) and Department of Environment (DoM)
  • Cyprus Safety and Health Organisation (CySHA)
  • The Max Planck Institute of Chemistry (MPIC)
  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
  • University of Helsinki (UHEL)



 Opening / Introduction
17:30 Welcome / Introduction by moderator Prof. M. Vrekoussis (CyI), N. Mihalopoulos (CyI)
17:35 AQ-SERVE Results
Air Quality in Cyprus and Air Pollution Sources A.Nysantzi(CUT), C. Savvides (DLI)
Innovation Sensor Technology for the Environment G. Biskos (CyI), N. Koutras (ADDITESS)
Air Quality and Extreme Weather Events G.Georgiou (CyI), F. Tymvios (DoM)
Effects on our Life and Health P.Vogiazanos (EUC), J.Kushta (CyI)
18:10 ACCEPT – Information for next steps E.Bourtsoukidis (CyI), G.Zittis (CyI), J.Kushta (CyI)
18:25 Discussion, Q & A
18:35 End of webinar




The project INTEGRATED/0916/0016, is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.

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The project is co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of Norway (85%) and the Republic of Cyprus (15%) in the framework of the programming period 2014 – 2021

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 856612 and the Cyprus Government.

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