Reports from the Board

Reports from the Board of the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology

Report from the Board (May 2024)

On April 19, 2024, the Board of the Division met via video conference. In particular, the further development of the FG publications, the homepage and the LinkedIn group were discussed. It was decided to convert the closed LinkedIn group into a public presence in the near future. We expect this to give us a greater reach and presence internally and externally. In addition, announcements can also reach non-members of the group and be shared more easily. A detailed discussion on the further design of the website and the integration of the FG communications will take place at this year's annual meeting in September. In addition, possible participation in future discussions of the PFAS think tank, the FG finances and the organization of the upcoming FG events were discussed (jUCÖT Perspective Days, Joint Workshop of all AKs, JUF / Environment 2024).

Report from the Board (March 2024)

On February 16, 2024, the Division Board met for its first meeting of the year in Frankfurt. New specialist group members will be welcomed by email in the future; this means that the previous postal delivery will be dispensed with in a sustainable and future-oriented manner. The four working groups of the Division will meet for a joint meeting on June 17-19, 2024 to discuss future cooperation and current topics. The jUCÖT junior specialist group has elected a new Board . Viviane Bayer did not stand for re-election - we would like to thank her very much for her outstanding work over the past few years. Luka Hitzendegen is a new member. Angus Rocha-Vogel (jUCÖT Chair) and Dominik Nerlich (Deputy Chair) will represent the jUCÖT on the Division Board in 2024. The Division 's statement on the PFAS issue will appear in the March issue of "Nachrichten aus der Chemie". At the end of the meeting, the events were discussed, with two perspective days taking place this year: in May at the Max Planck Institutes in Mainz and in June at Currenta in Leverkusen. The "Environment 2024" conference will take place from September 8th to 11th in Gießen and Homberg (Ohm). In this context, the Young Environmental Forum (JUF) will be held again. Registration is open for the PAH workshop of the Working Group Soil in June - the registration deadline is May 17th, 2024 ( ).

Report from the Board (August 2023)

On July 4, 2023, the Board of the Division met again via video conference, already with a view to the next extended meeting with the AK leaders on August 30, 2023. In addition to the final vote on the selection of the contributions that will receive the Paul-Crutzen Award this year - more on this at the environmental Conference in Muttenz, where the awardees will present their work and receive their prize - the Board also discussed the future organization of the FG publications. The search for a venue for the environment 2024 is also already in full swing. But until then, we are looking forward to the Conference and the Young Environmental Forum (JUF) in Muttenz. In the editorial of the communications this time there will be a brief look at the past ICCE Conference in Venice - on the way to a society without environmental pollution.

Report from the Board (March 2023)

On March 24, 2023, the Division Board met for its second meeting of the year. Topics discussed included the newly elected boards of the individual working groups and the resulting opportunity to get to know each other in a workshop. The Paul-Crutzen Award for 2023 was also discussed. In the publication area, two waivers have been granted for the special volume of the ESEU and at the same time preparations for an article have begun. With regard to the upcoming events, activities for the ICCE 2023, Environment 2023 and the affiliated JUF are in full swing.

Report from the Board (February 2023)

On January 27, 2023, the newly elected Board of the Division met for the constitutive meeting at the GDCh Office in Frankfurt/Main. Martin Brüggemann, Patrick Riefer and Wolfgang Schrader were newly elected to the Board , Stefan Hahn, Jan Schwarzbauer, Stefanie Wieck and Christiane Zarfl began their second term of office. Stefan Hahn was re-elected as the proven chairman, Jan Schwarzbauer and Stefanie Wieck are the deputy chairmen. The two newly elected chairmen of jUCÖT, Viviane Bayer and Dominik Nerlich, were also present. It's nice that we were able to meet in person in a large group on this occasion, after the majority of meetings took place via video conference in the last term of office. A lot of time was spent on presenting the organization of the Division and its activities to the newly elected members, but planning for the next events was also a priority. The environment 2023 from 11.-13.9.23 in Muttenz is currently being prepared together with the SETAC GLB and JUF and perspective day were also discussed.

Report from the Board of Directors (December 2022)

On December 22, 2022, the last board meeting of the current Divisions board took place online. Over a glass of mulled wine, the Board thanks Markus Telscher for 8 years of voluntary work on the Board. Other topics were the elections of the working groups and the jUCÖT, a review of the activities of the past year and the status of planning for the activities in the new year. Among other things, the ICCE is coming up in Venice (June 11-15, 2023) and the Environment 2023 in Muttenz (September 11-13, 2023). The JUF and the Perspectives Day are organized for young scientists. The next meeting is the constitutive meeting of the new board in January, which will take place at the GDCh in Frankfurt for the first time since January 2020.

Report from the Board of Directors (November 2022)

On September 5, 2022, the Division Board met with the working group leaders from the atmosphere and environmental monitoring working groups for a hybrid meeting (online and on site in Emden). The work in the AKs was presented by the respective heads or temporarily by Stefan Hahn . Since the elections for the AK Head are due in the coming months, support from the Division in introducing the candidates was requested, e.g. sending CVs by e-mail to the AK members, etc. The Division promised its support. The jUCÖT representative presented the upcoming Perspective Day on November 15th at Ibacon.

Further reports from the Board can be found in the communications of the Division.

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