The atmosphere is the integrator of the Earth system. Human emissions of pollutants and long-lived greenhouse gases into the atmosphere have caused dramatic transformations of the planet, altering air quality, climate and nutrient flows in every ecosystem. Understanding the global atmosphere requires an international network of scientists to address these issues. Acknowledgement of this need led to the formation of IGAC in 1990.
IGAC facilitates atmospheric chemistry research towards a sustainable world by fostering community, building capacity, and providing leadership.
IGAC is an open international community of atmospheric scientists actively collaborating across geographical boundaries and disciplines in order to contribute to addressing the most pressing global change and sustainability issues through scientific research.
IGAC builds scientific capacity through its national and regional working groups, its early career scientists program, its biennial conferences and facilitation of numerous thematic workshops.
IGAC provides intellectual leadership by identifying and fostering activities on current and future areas within atmospheric chemistry research that link emissions, atmospheric processes and atmospheric composition to global change and sustainability issues such as human health, climate, ecosystem and how individual and societal responses feedback onto the core research-led foci of IGAC.
IGAC Vision Diagram
IGAC previously was a core project of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme).
12/19/2018 – Fourth ACAM Workshop and Third Training School
12/18/2018 – IGACnews, Issue 63, Nov/Dec 2018: Corrections
12/17/2018 – IGACnews, Issue 63, Nov/Dec 2018: Now Available
12/01/2018 – IGAC eBulletin – December 2018
11/05/2018 – iCACGP-IGAC 2018: Early Career Soft Skills Talks
11/01/2018 – IGAC eBulletin – November 2018
09/12/2018 – IGACnews, Issue 62, Jul/Aug 2018: Now Available
09/06/2018 – iCACGP-IGAC 2018: Final Logistics
09/01/2018 – IGAC eBulletin – September 2018