CERCL’AIR, SWITZERLAND
(full member)

Service de l'environnement, route de la Fonderie 2
CH-1700 Fribourg
Switzerland

mail: Dr Françoise Dubas, service de protection de l’air, 23 av. de St. Clotilde, CH-1211 Genève 8, Switzerland. 
email: francoise.dubas@etat.ge.ch, GygaxH@fr.ch
website: www.cerclair.ch

Organisation and Objectives

Cercl’Air was founded in 1978 and is the Swiss Society for Air Quality Control. Its main objective is to coordinate air quality control activities across the different regions of Switzerland by establishing a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience in the field, and developing common strategies for air pollution abatement. Currently there are about 200 members including the Federal and Regional administrations as well as individual academic specialists.

Activities

  • Through regular meetings and publications, to inform members of new activities, and foster the exchange of practical experience;
  • To set up specialised working groups on current issues in air quality control;
  • To develop a coordinated position for governmental consultations, and prepare reference texts;
  • To organise seminars, visits, and training by experts in relevant fields such as PM10 measurement techniques and ozone or PM10 abatement strategies;
  • To promote collaboration with both national and international organisations active in air quality control or environmental protection;
  • To establish information platforms on topics of national interest; eg ozone pollution http://www.ozone-info.ch.

Publications

Technical recommendations for coordinated implementation

Principal Officers

Chairman: Dr Hans Gygax, Service de l'environnement, route de la Fonderie 2, CH-1700 Fribourg; GygaxH@fr.ch
Secretary: Cercl'Air secretariat, Service de l'environnement, route de la Fonderie 2, CH-1700 Fribourg; GygaxH@fr.ch
International cooperation: Dr Françoise Dubas, service de protection de l’air, 23 av. de St. Clotilde, CH-1211 Genève 8; francoise.dubas@etat.ge.ch

 

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