Life Sirius project results at the 3rd Annual Scientific Workshop on Climate and Atmosphere Research & Innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region
The most recent results of the Life Sirius project, which is coordinated by CARE-C of the Cyprus Institute, were presented at the 3rd Scientific Workshop on Climate and Atmosphere Research & Innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region organized on the 7th of November, 2023.
Dr Theo Economou, an associate research scientist at CARE-C, presented a piece of research developed within the context of the Life Sirius programme, entitled ‘Quantifying the synergy of environmental stressors on human mortality’. This study was the first to explicitly explore lagged compound effects between heat stress and air-quality. It also confirmed the hypothesis that mortality risk due to heat-stress is compounded by air pollution – at least for Thessaloniki, one of the most polluted cities in Europe.
The workshop was a great success as more than 340 scientists, researchers, students and industry professionals in the area of research & innovation on climate change and air pollution in the EMME region, registered and participated, from over 50 countries. Additionally, 22 oral (including 3 keynote speakers) and 34 VPICO presentations delivered by representatives of universities, research institutions and private companies, actively engaged in the topics of air pollution and research innovations related on climate change.
You can find more about the workshop here.