previous courses
general information
download Flyer 2011:
10 years of GAWTEC
Main topics
Precipitation Chemistry
Data quality assurance and control

Mr Amarbileg Shajbalidir, Mongolia

Mr Lynwill Martin, South AfricaMs Olga Mihailova, Latvia
Mr Plinio Alvala, BrasiliaMs Elena Hristova, Bulgaria
Ms Elena Semenets, RussiaMr Pedro Sanchez Navarro,
Ms Svetlana Kievets, BelarusMr Chulkyu Lee
Registration will be open till July 31st 2015
GAWTEC announces it's 30th training course
focusing on

from April 3rd - 16th, 2016
Global Atmosphere Watch
Training & Education Centre

Welcome to the GAWTEC Homepage
GAWTEC, the Global Atmosphere Watch Training & Education Centre,
provides scientific guidance and instructions to GAW station personnel from
worldwide global and regional stations.
GAWTEC 30 will focus on physical properties of aerosols. Courses on measurement techniques as well as seminars on data evaluation, quality assurance and data interpretation will be offered.
Training and lectures will be given by:

Alfred Wiedensohler
Kaarle Hämeri
Markus Fiebig
Stelios Kazadzis
Ludwig Ries

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
University of Helsinki
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), World Data Center for Aerosols
PMO Davos, World Radiation Center
German Federal Environment Agency

Data evaluation
Aerosol Optical Depth
Data evaluation tools


take a look at the preliminary schedule for the course
As part of the course you will visit the GAW Global Station labs at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (called UFS) and the Meteorological Observatory at Hohenpeissenberg, one of the oldest observatories in the world. There you will  also have the opportunity to talk to specialists in various fields of atmospheric measurements and science. You are also very welcome to bring some of your own data and discuss them with the respective specialists. In case you already know in advance to which people you would like to talk to in more detail or in which working groups of the above mentioned institutes you are interested, please let us know so that we can arrange a meeting. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
Each participant will be asked to give a short presentation (10 min.) about the station or facility he/she is working with (measurement site, measurement program, etc.). This is to get to know each other, to find out about everybody’s interests and to make the exchange of information and experience among the participants easier. Please be prepared for this and bring your presentation with tables/graphics/pictures preferably on PC memory stick. Since participants come from all over the world, it is also nice to bring a map to show us where your station is located.
Lessons will take place at the UFS Schneefernerhaus. Accommodation will be in double rooms with shower/washroom. We will have breakfast and dinner at the UFS and lunch in a nearby restaurant. During the weekend you will have the opportunity to visit Munich and some other places in Southern Bavaria.
Expenses for food and drinks are completely covered by GAWTEC. The meals will consist of German food (meat, vegetables, potatoes, noodles, rice...). If you have problems with this because of e.g. religious, ethical, health reasons please let us know in advance by email. We will provide an alternative for you.
During your stay in Germany you will have full health insurance covered by GAWTEC.

The UFS is situated close to a glacier so please remember to bring sun glasses, sun protection and warm clothes including boots for outside stays. Inside the UFS is comfortably heated. No formal dress is required.
Monthly mean air temperature in April is around -4°C at the UFS and +12°C in the valley. But much colder and windy conditions are not uncommon at the station. Take a look at the average temperatures here:
UFS weather provided by the DWD.
We are looking forward to an interesting and fruitful GAWTEC course. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us.