Call for abstracts: 2018 iCACGP-IGAC conference

Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, Japan. Photo: Philippe Charles vis Flickr
Send in abstracts by 1 April to participate in an international event in Takamatsu, Japan, focusing on "atmospheric chemistry: from molecules to global impacts."

The 14th Quadrennial Symposium of the international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP) and the 15th Science Conference of International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) will jointly take place from 25 to 29 September 2018 in Takamatsu, Japan. The theme of this event is “Atmospheric Chemistry: From Molecules to Global Impacts.”

The event organisers have announced that they are accepting submissions of abstracts. For more information or to submit abstracts, see the event website. The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2018.

The five-day meeting will bring together some 500 leading researchers from across the world to share the latest findings on a wide range of topics in atmospheric chemistry and to explore possible solutions. The joint iCACGP-IGAC Symposium/Conference will take place in Japan for the first time in 24 years. Organised by the IGAC-Japan National Committee, iCACGP and IGAC, the joint iCACGP-IGAC 2018 event will address five major themes:

  • Atmospheric Chemistry & People
  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Fundamentals
  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Ecosystems
  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate/Weather
  • Challenging the Future

iCACGP, also abbreviated CACGP, is a sponsor of IGAC and is one of the Commissions in the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS). It supports atmospheric chemistry research that contributes to solving the basic societal issues of water supply, food production and human and ecosystem health. IGAC, a global research project of Future Earth, is an open international community of scientists studying atmospheric chemistry, including air quality, climate change, carbon and nitrogen cycles and impacts on human health and ecosystems.

Future Earth and the Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia are among the supporting organisations of the 2018 joint 14th Quadrennial iCACGP Symposium and 15th IGAC Science Conference.