QOS 2024

The Quadrennial Ozone Symposium Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that QOS 2024 will take place from 15–19 July 2024 in Boulder, Colorado, hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder with a hybrid virtual option.

We are excited to follow in the footsteps of a wonderful QOS 2021 graciously hosted online by Yonsei University, Korea.

The 2024 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium is the 36th meeting of Ozone Scientists that began with the “Conference on Ozone and Atmospheric Absorption” in Paris in May 1929. The previous meetings have been highlighted with our growing understanding of processes affecting atmospheric ozone, its observations, photochemistry, impacts on air quality and human health, as well as the existential threat of ozone layer depletion by chlorofluorocarbons and halons. This 36th symposium will highlight keynote and invited presentations on wildfire aerosol impacts on ozone, new findings of the Hunga eruption impact on the stratosphere, the anniversaries of the Aura satellite and IAGOS observations, increased awareness of ozone and stratospheric impacts on surface climate, and new satellite data from the Korean GEMS satellite and the NASA TEMPO instrument. Plan to submit your abstract before 1 March 2024!

LOC committee and Scientific Program Committee

The committee felt that all candidates were very deserving of the award. Its members considered multiple categories in making a final decision. In the end, the decision  was to split the Farman award between two nominees.

Herman Smit 
In recognition of his unique contribution to the calibration and quality 
of the global ozone sonde record

Philippe Nedelec 
In recognition of his contribution to produce high quality ozone record 
in the troposphere and lowermost stratosphere using in situ 
observations on-board commercial aircraft

For the Dobson award, committee selected high impact paper lead by

Luke Western 
Paper "Global increase of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons from 2010 to 2020" was published in Nature Geoscience in 2023 .  
See the link to the paper here: 

Please share IO3C award news with your fellow scientists and across your organizations. 
Announcement of awards will be added to the QOS2024 webpage. 
Awards will be presented at the QOS2024 dinner.

Please read IO3C welcome message

For abstract submission go to Abstract Submission.

Please stay tuned for updates from the Organizing Committee on abstract submission, registration, venue, travel, and other information. We look forward to seeing everyone working on everything ozone science in Boulder and online in July 2024!

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Session 1: Doug Kinnison (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)

“Polar ozone recovery: Challenges and Uncertainties in Model Projections”

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Session 2: Helen Worden (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)

"The Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR), Phase II"

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Session 3: Marta Abalos ( Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain )

"Recent past and future trends in stratospheric ozone and circulation"

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Session 4: Alkis Bais (The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Interactive changes of ozone, UV radiation, and climate in the 21st century and implications for the environment

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Session 5: Luke Western (University of Bristol, UK)

"Why emissions of some ozone-depleting substances are still increasing"

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Session 6: Alberto Redondas (AEMET- Meteorological State Agency, Spain)

"EUBREWNET new developments , uncertainty and updated algorithm"

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  • November 2, 2023 request for IO3C award nominations
  • November 10, 2023 - Selection of session chairs (IO3C and LOC members)
  • January 8, 2024 - abstract submission is open
  • February 23, 2024 - open registration and request for ECS support
  • March 1, 2024 -  abstract submission is closed
  • Week of April 8-12, 2024 - selection of oral presentations and letters of acceptance
  • May 14, 2024 -  final session schedules
  • June 1, 2024 - IO3C award winners announced
  • June 1, 2024 - end of early registration
  • June 17, 2024-LOC publishes instructions for presentations more info
  • June 21, 2024 – Hotel reservation deadline (See Lodging tab; note that group rate rooms may sell out before this date)
  • June 28, 2024 - end of IO3C registration *On-site registration will be available the first day of the symposium
  • June 28, 2024 – On-campus lodging and dining registration deadline (See Lodging tab; note that rooms may sell out before this date)
  • July 13, 2024, 11:59 PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) - Virtual Registration Closes
  • July 14, 2024, 7:30 AM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)- Onsite Registration Opens




Questions? Email QOS2024@colorado.edu