University of Southampton

43rd Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods, 15-19 August 2016, Winchester, UK

The 43rd Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods (43am or "the optical meeting" for short) will be hosted by the Space Environment Physics group of the University of Southampton, UK. The meeting will take place in the historic city of Winchester (16 km north from Southampton), 15-19 August 2016. The conference venue is the Winchester School of Art, which is the art and design department of the University of Southampton.

Registration is now closed.

Important Deadlines

  • 15 May 2016 - Deadline for registration with conference accommodation
  • 15 June 2016 - Final registration deadline
  • 15 June 2016 - Abstract deadline
  • 24 June 2016 - Extended registration and abstract submission deadline

Recent News

  • 14 June 2016 - We have extended the registration and abstract deadline until 24 June 2016.
  • 1 June 2016 - We have been able to secure more rooms at the conference accommodation, and therefore it is possible to register with the accommodation option again.
  • 13 May 2016 - Accompanying person registration will be available from 16 May onwards.
  • 22 March 2016 - The location page of this website has been updated with a map.
  • 20 March 2016 - Winchester announced as the best place to live in the UK!
  • 10 March 2016 - Registration and abstract submission are now open.


The meeting will include sessions on the following topics:

  • Aerosols
  • Airglow
  • Atmospheric composition
  • Atmospheric electricity, e.g. sprites
  • Aurora
  • Ionosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere
  • Lidar
  • Noctilucent Clouds / Polar Mesospheric Clouds
  • Stratosphere and troposphere
  • Instrumentation, techniques, and calibration

The programme is flexible, and presentations on other related topics are also very welcome.

Scientific Programme Committee

  • Betty Lanchester (Chair)
  • Urban Brändström
  • Mike Kosch
  • Robert Marshall
  • Noora Partamies
  • Mike Taylor


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