In Asia, the number of tower flux sites which add methane flux measurement has been increasing since the open-path methane analyzer was commercially available. Users of the open-path methane analyzer, however, do not necessarily understand well how to keep the analyzer well-conditioned in the field and how to process the data in laboratory. AsiaFlux will have the training & seminar in Mymensigh, Bangladesh, where one of the AsiaFlux study sites is located and methane flux measurement has recently started.In the training course with sponsorship of LI-COR, we provide scientists, technicians and students engaged in tower-based flux studies, especially users of the open-path methane analyzer, with a three-day technical training course on eddy covariance gas flux measurement with special focus on methane flux measurement. In the seminar, we request participants to report their studies in respective sites, thereby encouraging them to publish journal papers and consequently promoting data integration in Asia. Methane flux has also been measured in rice paddy fields and wetlands in Asia since the 1980s by using chamber technique. Collaboration with scientists using chamber technique and data standardization will also be
discussed in the seminar. We expect participants from South and Southeast Asian countries, but also welcome those from other countries in Asia.
 
Dates:       23 - 27 February, 2014

Important Dates: Deadline of scholarship application             30 November 2013
                           Deadline of registration (with abstract)        15 December 2013

Venue:       Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University (Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh)

Host:   
       Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh

Organizer:AsiaFlux

Local Organizing Committee:
- Md. A. Baten ( Bangladesh Agricultural University )
- Akira Miyata (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), Japan)
- Nobuko Saigusa (National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan)
- Sawako Tanaka (National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan)

Sponsors (in alphabetical order):

- APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research)
- Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan
- LI-COR
- National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), Japan
- National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Contact
AsiaFlux TC LOC ( asiafluxtc@asiaflux.net)