The Norwegian Environmental Chemistry Symposium (NECS) has been developed as a regular meeting series for Norwegian and international professionals on all aspects of environmental chemistry. The NECS will provide an inspiring platform for interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and scientific discussions. Tee NECS conference series is addressing leading scientists, experts, students, and industrial researchers, as well as environmental authorities and regulators, associated with all aspects of chemistry applied in environmental sciences, monitoring and regulation. The NECS conference is organised as an independent organisation under the auspice of Norwegian Chemical Society’s Division for Analytical Chemistry (NKS-FAK)
Bring together Norwegian and international specialists to examine and exchange experiences in this continuing growing field and encourage exchange of ideas and knowledge:
- How Norway solved environmental problems hitherto since the 1960s.
- Recent developments and state-of-the-art knowledge in environmental chemistry
- Major environmental chemistry challenges today.
- Immediate challenges to 2030 and in the long term towards 2050.
Environmental chemistry topics to be discussed
• Life cycle assessment • Material flow analysis
• Environmental decision making • Biogeochemistry in the Anthropocene
• Risk assessments • Trends in boreal and polar environments
• Climate change and green energy • Human exposure and health
• Green and sustainable chemistry • Ambient and workplace air pollutants
Background and status of environmental chemistry conferences in Norway
Due to the expressed interest for establishing a Nordic conference platform in environmental chemistry, the well established Norwegian winter meetings were gradually extended to a conference for Norwegian – Swedish environmental chemists (2003 – 2008) and then as a Nordic Environmental Chemistry Conference (NECC 2010 – 2016). Unfortunately, for the following 5 years, no NECC meetings were organised and the conference series was not expected to be reactivated. Therefore, based on the need for a continuous national platform for professional networking and knowledge exchange in environmental chemistry, the Norwegian Organisation Committee has decided to reactivate the national Norwegian Environmental Chemistry Symposium with international attendance.
The 1st Norwegian Environmental Chemistry Symposium (NECS 2020) was arranged in September 2020 in Loen with 60 participants. In the upcoming NECS 2023 symposium we hope to attract over 100 participants. This NECS conference series is addressing leading scientists, experts, students, and industrial researchers, as well as environmental authorities and regulators, associated with all aspects of chemistry applied in environmental sciences, monitoring and regulation. The organising committee will ensure a timely and exciting programme of invited lectures on emerging issues as well as contributed oral and poster presentations. The symposium aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent advancements, trends and concerns as well as practical challenges and solutions in environmental chemistry