Side Meetings

Public Side Meeting Schedule

Public Side Meeting Schedule (20180828) [PDF]

Side MeetingDay of WeekTimeMeeting Room
4th International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric AerosolsMONDAY9:00-18:0061
Chemistry Climate Model Initiative (CCMI)TUESDAY18:30-19:3054
IGAC Southern Hemisphere Working GroupTUESDAY18:30-19:3061
AMIGO/IGAC projectTUESDAY18:30-19:1562
IGAC Americas Working Group (Latin America and the Caribbean)TUESDAY19:30-20:3062
ANGA: AfricaN Group of Atmospheric sciencesTUESDAY19:30-20:3063
Global Emissions InitiAtive (GEIA)WEDNESDAY18:30-19:1554
PACES Town HallWEDNESDAY18:30-19:3061
CSSP-China ProjectWEDNESDAY18:30-19:3063
TROPOMI Data User WorkshopWEDNESDAY18:45-20:0062
Monitoring, Analysis and Prediction of Air Quality (MAP-AQ)WEDNESDAY19:30-20:3054
Cryosphere and ATmospheric CHemistry (CATCH)WEDNESDAY19:30-20:3061
Effect of Megacities on the transport and transformation of pollutants on the Regional and Global scales (EMeRGe)FRIDAY18:00-21:0054
Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM)FRIDAY19:00-20:0061
Future Earth - China Working GroupFRIDAY19:00-19:5062
Pollution in the Arctic: Climate, Environment and Societies - Working Group 1SATURDAY13:00-16:0054
Future Earth - who we areSATURDAY13:30-14:0061

Description of Public Side Meetings

4th International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols

Studies of atmospheric aerosol chemistry have revealed important roles of heterogeneous chemical processes of aerosols on their formation and evolution. Nevertheless, the mechanisms and kinetics of the reactions and their influence on material cycles in the atmosphere remain unclear. This workshop is intended to share our latest knowledge related to the heterogeneous processes of atmospheric aerosols, to identify key scientific questions about the processes, and to discuss future directions for studies in this field. Three earlier workshops were held in Beijing and Shanghai, China and Tsukuba, Japan. The workshop is expected be held as a side meeting of iCACGP-IGAC 2018 to promote discussion by researchers with expertise in various fields.

Meeting Website

Chemistry Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Side Meeting

One-hour meeting where the available co-chairs of CCMI will give an introduction to the activity, an update on progress and discuss future directions.

IGAC Southern Hemisphere Working Group

Meeting to discuss IGAC Southern Hemisphere Working Group and to work on the Southern Hemisphere challenges papers.

Clare Murphy

AMIGO/IGAC project

A new project started in 2018 within IGAC, called AMIGO (Analysis of eMIssions usinG Observations) project. The goal of this project is to organize the international scientific community around a synthesis of research using observations-based analysis techniques that aim to better quantify emissions. The synthesis will consider chemically active compounds and greenhouse gases and will evaluate the consistency of their inferred emissions. AMIGO will assess the ability of different analysis techniques to provide consistent quantification of the emissions of multiple species across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Criteria to establish the accuracy of emissions data and their uncertainties will also be defined.
The main goals of AMIGO will be presented to the IGAC community during this side meeting. We will also present the summary of a AMIGO scoping meeting, which took place in Toulouse, France in April 2018. The participants to the side meeting are invited to provide input to the project and volunteer to lead the AMIGO assessment/review papers.


Meeting to discuss plans for the 2019/2020 campaign “Characterising Organic Aerosol Loading in Australia”.
All interested welcome.

IGAC Americas Working Group (Latin America and the Caribbean)

Bring together the LAC Community to meet them in person and to let them know about the IGAC AWG (purpose and next activities).

ANGA: AfricaN Group of Atmospheric sciences

The meeting will discuss ANGA, the working group on atmospheric science in Africa, and its current and planned activities.

Global Emissions InitiAtive (GEIA)

Please join us for an interactive discussion about the Global Emissions InitiAtive (GEIA). GEIA is an IGAC community initiative that builds bridges between environmental science and policy, by bringing together people, data, and tools to create and communicate the highest quality information about emissions. Find out about the latest GEIA activities, discuss priorities for new GEIA working groups, and suggest possible sessions at the next GEIA Conference in Santiago, Chile, in November 2019.

PACES Town Hall

Town Hall meeting to update interested participants about the IGAC and IASC endorsed activity on air Pollution in the Arctic: Climate, Environment and Societies (PACES): recent developments and future plans.

CSSP-China Project

The CSSP-China project is an ongoing collaboration between UK and Chinese scientists conducting research into weather and climate. The project was recently extended to include research on air pollutants and their interaction with ecosystems and climate change. This meeting is an opportunity to invite existing collaborators and new ones to discuss current and potential future work on the project related to the field of atmospheric chemistry and air pollutants.

Steven Turnock

TROPOMI Data User Workshop

The Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) on board the European Space Agency Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite was launched on 13 October 2017. This air quality and climate mission provides daily global coverage at an unprecedented high spatial resolution (3.5 x 7 km). Data proves that TROPOMI is capable of capturing plume and emission dynamics in stunning detail. The first datasets were publically released on 11 July 2018 including NO2, O3, CO, plus cloud and aerosol information. The aim of this interactive workshop is to introduce new users to TROPOMI data with an overview of the data products, information about data access, and a demonstration of some analysis and visualization tools. For a brief overview of the mission and all the data products (including those not yet released: SO2, CH4, HCHO, Ozone profiles, Aerosol Layer Height) please visit Note is not required to attend the full 75 minutes allotted.

Monitoring, Analysis and Prediction of Air Quality (MAP-AQ)

We will introduce the first steering committee of MAP-AQ, which aims at monitoring, analysis, and forecast of air quality at the global to regional to local scales. MAP-AQ is driven by an international consortium of scientists, data providers, and users interested in observations, modeling and mitigation of air pollution in different regions of the world. The discussion will also be devoted to the coordination of future air quality field studies. This recognizes the need to coordinate activities across the emerging global air quality observing system that includes a constellation of air quality satellites in geostationary and low earth orbits.

Cryosphere and ATmospheric CHemistry (CATCH)

An open town hall to update and engage those interested in the emerging IGAC and SOLAS sponsored activity the Cryosphere and ATmospheric CHemistry (CATCH). CATCH focuses on chemistry, biology and physics in Earth’s cold regions. CATCH invites short presentations (1 slide only) from the community on scientific needs and interests related to CATCH science. Send slides to Thorsten Bartels-Rausch ( by Monday (24.09.2018).

EMeRGe: Effect of Megacities on the transport and transformation of pollutants on the Regional and Global scales – Meeting

EMeRGe has exploited the unique capabilities of the new German High Altitude and LOng Range, HALO, aircraft research platform to investigate the impact of the emissions from Major Population Centres, MPC, on air pollution at local and regional scales by making dedicated airborne measurement campaigns, coupled interpretation and modelling studies of primarily the short lived climate pollutants, i.e. reactive gases, temporary reservoirs, and aerosol particles but also long lived greenhouse gases. Ground based satellite and advanced modelling research projects were brought within EMeRGe. There have been two Emerge Campaigns:
1) EMerGe in Europe July 2017, where the participants were teams from a) DFG EMeRGE, DLR, the UK NERC NCAS, UK NERC FAAM aircraft facility, the Italian CNR aircraft facility, b) ground based measurement networks throughout Europe such as EMEP and the European Lidar Network. c) ground based research facilities UK (Imperial College), Italy (CNR) and Greece (University of Crete and the. DLR, ECMWF CAMS, Met Office Norway and the University of Bremen provided unique forecasting information during this campaign. Satellite measurements provided by ESA, EUMETSAT and KSA, contributed to the programme.
2) EMeRGe in Asia March and April 2018. HALO was based in Tainan Taiwan and our scientific host being the Academia Sinica supported by NTU. The national programmes took place at the same time, PROACT in Taiwan including EPA, EMeRGE Japan, EMeRGe South Korea, EMeRGe the Philippines and Thailand, EMeRGe China and EMeRGe USA. RCEC Academia Sinica, DLR, ECMWF CAMS and the University of Bremen provided unique forecasting information for this campaign. Satellite measurements provided by ESA, EUMETSAT and KSA, contributed to the programme.


IGAC-MANGO was established with the ultimate goal to form a cohesive network of atmospheric scientists in the Asian monsoon region, facilitate collaboration between Asian and international scientists, and foster the next generation of scientists in this region. IGAC-MANGO is currently working to enhance communication between scientists in Monsoon Asia, and the collaboration of Asian community to the international community for IGAC-related scientific questions, and explore opportunities for funding and infrastructure that are needed to foster scientific research, capacity building, and regional collaborations. In this side-meeting, we will bring together the MANGO community to meet in person and to introduce current and future activities of IGAC-MANGO.

Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM)

This informational meeting welcomes both newly interested scientists and active members of the ACAM community. ACAM seeks to connect the community of scientists whose work involves the intersection between atmospheric composition and the Asian monsoon. Interests span the effects of aerosol and trace gas pollution on air quality, aerosol-cloud interactions, convective redistribution, and UTLS chemistry. The meeting will introduce new leadership and plans for evolving the working group structure to better serve ACAM goals as the activity moves into its seventh year. Plans for the next ACAM workshop in June 2019 and prospects for new field projects in the coming years will also be presented. There will be open discussion to allow questions and comments on future directions.

Future Earth – China Working Group

The Future Earth Committee – China Working Group intends to hold a meeting. All people interested in working on Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate, or other aspects covered by the Future Earth Committee, and interested in working with Chinese Scholars, topics related to China, or currently working in China, are invited to attend. We invite all current members, and all interested in learning more, to join us.

Jason Cohen

Pollotion in the Arctic: Climate, Environment and Societies–Working Group 1

PACES is an IGAC-sponsored initiative, which aims to review existing knowledge and foster new research on the sources and fate of Arctic air pollution, its impacts on climate, health, and ecosystems, on the feedbacks between pollution and natural sources, on climate responses, and on societal perspectives. PACES Working Group 1 (WG1) aims to reduce uncertainties regarding the transport, processing and influence of remote (lower-latitude) pollution sources on the Arctic, by developing new observational and modelling efforts and strategies. As part of WG1, a targeted field campaign (IMPAACT) is being planned , which uses airborne and ground-based measurements and models across a range of scales to evaluate treatment of processes that control the evolution and loss of Arctic air pollution in models of climate and atmospheric composition. This side meeting will discuss IMPAACT planning and objectives, the development of broader observational and modelling plans within WG1 building on the IMPAACT observational framework, and linking to related efforts.

Future Earth – who we are

Future Earth is one of mother organizations for IGAC. There are other 19 Global Research Projects (GRPs) than IGAC and 9 Knowledge-Action Networks (KANs) in the Future Earth community. Future Earth facilitates and amplifies research, convenes and mobilises networks, sparks and promotes innovation and turns knowledge into action. GRPs and KANs are main research actors in Future Earth, and further engagement with the society is encouraged. Science-based target initiative is one of the vehicles for Future Earth to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this side session, we will introduce Future Earth activities and wish to have interactive dialog with the participants.


Conference Sponsors

         RESTEC   CGER   KIMOTO ELECTRIC Co.,Ltd.   Tokyo Dylec Corporation   TOYOFUJI SHIPPING CO.,LTD.   Shoreline Science Research, Inc.   Picarro, Inc.   Diamond Air Service Inc.   Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene   SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Koichi Tanaka Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory   Japan Meteorological Corporation      World Meteorological Organization   Nippon Thermo Co., Ltd.   Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company   Asia Center for Air Pollution Research(ACAP)   Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia(EANET)   Droplet Measurement Technologies, Inc.   Markes International Ltd   Fujitsu Limited   Medical Supplements and Services the Leading Company   Takamatsu Preparatory School   MDPI   Japan Environmental Sanitation Center   Sayama Corporation   GEF   MEIWAFOSIS   Taiyo Corporation   ITEC Science Co.,Ltd   SUURI-KEIKAKU Co.,Ltd   Springer   JAPAN AIRLINES Co.,Ltd.  

Early Career Program Sponsors

APN   National Science Foundation   National Aeronautics and Space Administration   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   World Meteorological Organization   Global Atmosphere Watch                     IASS   NIES   

Cooperating Societies


Supporting Organizations

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT)   Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan   Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism   Science Council of Japan   NIES                                    Kagawa University