Face to face
National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales



The 2022 CAPER conference will take place on March 22-23 in the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales and will be hosted by our colleagues from Natural Resources Wales. Prior to this there will be an optional field trip to Dinefwr Park SSSI on the morning of the 22th March with an opportunity to see lichen-rich trees and discuss impacts of air pollution.

Invited speakers include Clare Pillman, Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales, Professor Steve Ormerod (Cardiff University) who will speak on addressing air and water pollution. 

Please hold the date in your diary. We anticipate that registrations will open in December. This event has been postponed from 2020, any existing registrations from the 2020 event will be ‘rolled forwards’ and if this is applicable to you, you will be contacted to remind you and to have the opportunity to make any amendments to your registration at the time registrations open.

This is a hybrid event, in-person attendance may be limited to 30 people due to Welsh Government regulations. We are optimistic that restrictions will be relaxed prior to the CAPER 2022 meeting. Should restrictions be lifted, the attendance limit will be raised. Allocation for the in-person attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis, with a waiting list if capacity is exceeded.


The final programme will depend on presentations offered and will be distributed in March 2022. It is anticipated that the meeting will run from 13:00 on day 1 Tuesday 22nd, to 15:00 on day 2 Wednesday 23rd. Topics are likely to include: empirical critical loads for nitrogen; impacts of nitrogen pollution on ecosystems; impacts of ozone pollution on ecosystems; impacts of ammonia pollution; Science policy, monitoring and evidence. Other topics relevant to the CAPER remit are welcome.