From 13 to 15 March 2018, the Virtual Alpine Observatory (VAO) will host an international symposium to present its latest findings and encourage networking activities. The symposium will be held in Grenoble, France, and will include presentations about new results from science and technology as well as about new project initiatives.
The symposium provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends, and networking with the international high altitude research community.
EOC participates in VAO by providing expertise on the dynamics of the atmosphere and on air quality. Its World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, WDC-RSAT, is an important component of the Alpine Environmental Data Analysis Center, AlpEnDAC, which is being successively expanded into an environmental information system for the Alpine area.
VAO is part of the European Alpine Convention (an agreement to protect the natural environment of the Alps) and of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP).