The 6thWMO-GAW Expert Workshop on Volatile Organic Compounds 24 - 26 May 2017, INSTAAR, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA


 The aim of this workshop is to review the progress in global volatile organic compound (VOC) observations, to discuss new and emerging measurement techniques, and to assess progress in building up quality assurance and global data archiving programs. This workshop is organized by the Scientific Advisory Group of Reactive Gases (SAG) of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme, and hosted by the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR). It will take place in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) on the East Campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder ( This meeting continues the series of expert meetings that are dedicated to promotion of VOC observations by the global community, its quality assurance, and data interpretations. Contributions from the GAW community, other research communities (including biogenic VOC and air quality) are welcome. 


The VOC expert workshop will be held right after the 45th NOAA Global Monitoring Division (GMD) Annual Conference, May 23-24, giving participants the opportunity to attend both meetings. More information on the NOAA GMD conference is posted at





You are invited to submit an abstract for the VOC workshop to be presented orally (up to 15 min) or as a poster in the field of your expertise related to VOCs observations and analysis, laboratory studies, comparison campaigns, standard, and other VOC observation related issues. Contributions on VOC standard generation and quality control are particularly welcome. We also encourage contributions on biogenic VOC measurements (BVOC). Posters will be on display during the entire meetings. Please send your abstract to the WMO Secretarial ( with a copy to