2018 joint iCACGP-IGAC Conference in Takamatsu, Japan

October 29th, 2018

As Typhoon Trami made its way slowly towards Japan, over 600 scientists from around the globe, including a large contingent of the ACC group, gathered to learn the latest in atmospheric chemistry at the 2018 joint iCACGP-IGAC conference in Takamatsu, Japan. This biennial conference is the foremost atmospheric chemistry conference and attracts the best of the best scientists and research, and is key in guiding the global research priorities in the field.

The conference was opened by the announcement of our very own Melita Keywood being elected as the new president (from Jan 2019) of the international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP), the body that funded and sponsors the IGAC conference.

A number of our scientists and students presented their work at the conference. Ian Galbally was invited to present a keynote presentation celebrating the 60 years of iCACGP, which amongst other things, highlighted the important roles of women in the field. Kathryn Emmerson gave an invited talk on the modelling of biogenic species in Australia, while Sonya Fiddles gave a talk on the impact of coral reefs on the climate. Max, Elise, Ruhi and Matt also gave well received poster presentations.

Our CSIRO contingent in Japan. From left: Elise Guerette, Ruhi Humphries, Matt Woodhouse, Melita Keywood, Ian Galbally, Kathryn Emmerson, Max Desservettaz, and Sonya Fiddes (student)