Call for abstracts: iCACGP-IGAC 2018 on "Atmospheric Chemistry: From Molecules to Global Impacts"

until 29 Sep 2018
Takamatsu, Japan

Send in abstracts by 1 April to participate in the 2018 joint 14th Quadrennial iCACGP Symposium and 15th IGAC Science Conference focusing on the atmospheric chemistry.

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

The event organizers have announced that they are accepting submissions of abstracts. To learn more about the event or to submit abstracts, see the event website. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.

The five-day event 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 explore possible directions for solutions towards sustainability. The joint iCACGP-IGAC Symposium/Conference takes place in Japan for the first time in 24 years and it is expected to provide a momentum to promote research in this field in national, regional and global levels. Organized by the IGAC-Japan National Committee, iCACGP and IGAC, the joint iCACGP-IGAC 2018 event will address five major themes:

The joint iCACGP-IGAC 2018 Symposium/Conference will invite as a special guest speaker Prof. Yuan Tseh Lee, the President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and the former President of the International Council for Science (ICSU). He also directed much of his attention to the advancement of international scientific developments and to the promotion of general public affairs.

“It is very exciting that Prof. Lee will give the special guest address at iCACGP-IGAC 2018,” said Fumiko Kasuga, Future Earth Global Hub Director – Japan. “As the former ICSU President, Prof. Lee is one of key people who gave birth to Future Earth and he formally declared launching of Future Earth at Rio+20. Many people including myself are inspired by his passion for global sustainability. Conference participants will be fascinated by his deep thoughts and concerns on the environment, human society and our future generations.”

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/ecosystem health through an enhanced understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that control atmospheric composition and development of improved predictive capabilities. 

IGAC is a Future Earth Global Research Project, facilitating atmospheric chemistry research towards a sustainable world. It is an open international community of scientists engaging in atmospheric chemistry, including air quality, climate change, carbon and nitrogen cycles, impacts on human health and ecosystems. Through its active research collaboration across geographical boundaries and disciplines, the Project aims to address the most pressing global change and sustainability issues.

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

To learn more about the event or to submit abstracts, visit the official website.