A UV Conference celebrating

One century of UV Radiation Research

18 - 20 September 2007

Davos, Switzerland

Info & Deadlines



January 26 second announcement
March 28 Registration open
July 17 first announcement
July 30 Scientific Program and online Proceedings
August 6 Hotel accommodation deadline
August 31 Final scientific Program deadline for Registration
Sept. 19 Group photograph
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Oct. 1 Presentations
November 23 Invited speakers
December 21 Deadline for the ACP special Issue has been extended to 21 December.new

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos (PMOD/WRC), a conference dedicated to solar UV radiation research will be held at the Congress Centre Davos, Switzerland, from 18 to 20 September 2007. The conference will bring together scientists interested in solar UV radiation, with topics ranging from measurements and modelling, to the influence of UV radiation on humans and climate.

Scientific Committee

Julian Gröbner, PMOD/WRC, Switzerland
Eugene Rozanov, PMOD/WRC and IAC ETHZ, Switzerland
Peter Köpke, University of Munich, Germany
Berit Kjeldstad, Norvegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mario Blumthaler, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
Nick Krotkov, GEST Center, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
Gunther Seckmeyer, University of Hannover, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

Contact person


Julian Gröbner
Werner Schmutz
Sonja Degli Esposti
Cornelia Lindner

Julian Gröbner
Dorfstrasse 33
CH-7260 Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Tel: 0041 81 4175157
Fax: 0041 81 4175100
e-mail: dorno@pmodwrc.ch

Scientific Program


  • Solar UV measurements and modelling
    • Instrumental developments
    • Case studies (factors affecting UV radiation)
    • Modelling of surface UV Radiation
    • Satellite retrieved surface UV radiation
    • UV reconstruction techniques
  • UV radiation climatology and trends
  • Climate change and UV radiation
  • UV radiation effects on humans and the biosphere

Invited speakers

The Scientific Committee is pleased to announce invited presentations from:
Claus Fröhlich, PMOD/WRC
Germar Bernhard, Biospherical Instruments Inc.
Alkiviadis Bais, University Of Thessaloniki
Bernhard Mayer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Pawan K. Bhartia,NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Anders Lindfors,Finish Meteorological Institute
Richard McKenzie,National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Joanna Haigh,Imperial College London
Ann R. Webb,University of Manchester - cancelled

Special Issue ACP

A special issue entitled "One century of solar ultraviolet research" has been approved by the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal (ACP), http://www.copernicus.org/EGU/acp/acp.html. From 18 September 2007 on authors can submit their contributions by using the online registration form on the ACP website: http://www.copernicus.org/EGU/acp/ms_registration.html. The dead-line for submission is 30 November 2007. Note that during the registration process it is important that the correct special issue is chosen. The publication fee of about 25 Euro per page is not covered by the registration fee and has to be paid by the authors of the manuscript.


The conference will be held at the Kongresszentrum Davos, Promenade 92, in Davos Platz. Frequent public transport between the Conference centre and the hotels is available from 6:00 to 23:30 which is free to hotel guests. Consider that walking distances in Davos are short, and any location downtown can be reached within less than a 30-minute walk.


The conference will be held in Davos, a famous tourist resort in the Swiss alps, at 1580 m.a.s.l. (www.davos.ch). The nearest international airport is Zürich, located approximately 3 hours from Davos. The recommended transport between Zürich airport and Davos is by train, which runs every hour (http://www.sbb.ch)
Temperatures in Davos in September can become chilly, especially in the evenings; please do not forget to bring some warm clothes.

Currency and exchange rates

The local currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF). At current exchange rates, i.e. 17 July 2006, 1 CHF= 0.80 USD = 0.64 EURO. Credit cards are accepted in most restaurants and shops. Cash payment is in Swiss Francs but most restaurants and hotels will accept EURO currency. There are several Swiss banks within walking distance in Davos where all major currencies will be exchanged. Bank hours are Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. All banks are closed during lunch time.