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Vision and Mission

The vision of SOCAAR is:

A world class centre for environmental research

comprised of exceptional people and state-of-the-art facilities

committed to innovative thinking and high quality results

so as to produce a broad, trans-disciplinary and actionable understanding of

the origins, characteristics, environmental impact, and human health consequences of atmospheric aerosols.

SOCAAR will:

  • Advance the thinking and understanding of aerosol science.
  • Energize and support its members in the pursuit of aerosol research.
  • Promote collaboration, collegiality and community, and foster sustained interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • Promote linkages between academia, government, industry and the public.
  • Attract and produce top students, post-doctoral fellows, and other researchers.
  • Provide trans-disciplinary training of future environmental science and technology professionals.
  • Generate knowledge that supports short and long-term decision-making and the development, implementation, or compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Be recognized for its contributions and excellence.
  • Be respected for providing an unbiased and accurate perspective.

so as to improve air quality and human health, and reduce the adverse ecological and climatic influences of aerosols on the environment.