05 Nov
10 Nov

OGTAC-CC training 2023

OGTAC-CC call for ACTRIS-related training activities on organic tracers and aerosol constituents within the framework of the CAIS-ECAC

The OrGanic Tracers and Aerosol Constituents - Calibration Center (OGTAC-CC), hosted and operated by TROPOS ACD as one TC unit of the CAIS-ECAC consortium, is announcing the following activity for all operators of ACTRIS NFs (observational and exploratory platforms), and former EUROCHAMP2020 members as well as to all other interested parties as users.


What is the course about?
Topic: Theory and practice - LC-MS analysis of organic tracer compounds and determination of organic and elemental carbon (OC/EC) from particulate matter collected on filters

OGTAC-CC offers a hands-on training course at TROPOS ACD, with the following elements:

  • Introduction and presentation of sample collectors, preparation devices and analytical instrumentation Dedicated hands-on training at state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation (LC-MS and OC/EC) including filter extraction, analysis and quantification of organic tracer compounds
  • Demonstration of sample collection during an experimental run at the atmospheric simulation chamber ACD-C, on-site offline analysis and data interpretation
  • Lectures in atmospheric particle-related chemical analysis

When and where?
The course will be held for 5 days from Monday, the 6th to Friday, the 10th of November 2023 at TROPOS ACD in Leipzig. The number of participants is limited to 8. In case more applications are received a second course from Monday, 13th to Friday, 17th of November 2023 could be optional.

Who is it for?
The operators of future NFs planning to measure particulate organics from filters should consider participation in the training course as a part of their QA/QC measures.

How about the costs?

The training course is funded by the ACTRIS TC operational costs. However, participants have to cover their travel + accommodation costs.

How to register?

Subscription to the training can be done via mail to:
Registration should take place before September 20th, 2023.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Leipzig and please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Falk Mothes ( for any questions regarding the training course.