IGAC-SPARC Collaboration

iCACGP-IGAC & SPARC Joint Offer for Special Registration

Attendees of the SPARC General Assembly 2018 can attend the last 1.5 days of the iCACGP-IGAC 2018 for a reduced registration rate, which will include Session 4. Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate/Weather and Session 5. Challenging the Future, see Conference Schedule.

The reduced registration includes
  1. Attendance to iCACGP-IGAC 2018 on Friday 28 September through Saturday 29 September
  2. Lunch on Friday 28 September
  3. Coffee, tea and water, and snacks on Friday 28 September through Saturday 29 September
  4. Social events

The reduced registration fee can be paid onsite. To be qualified for this offer, you will need to show the receipt for full registration to the 2018 SPARC GA.

On-site Registration

Early Career Scientists*: 20,000JPY
Regular Participants: 20,000JPY

*Early Career scientist is a current student or a scientist within 3 working years of completing their PhD, excluding career breaks.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Please send all cancellation requests to the Registration Desk via email (icacgp-igac2018@convention.co.jp). The amount of the refund depends on the date of the requested cancellation/refund. The date for the deadlines is referenced to Japan Standard Time (UTC+9).

  • Cancellation received by August 30, 2018: 50% of the total amount refunded.
  • Cancellation received after August 30, 2018: No refund

**Please note that a processing fee of 10,000 JPY will be deducted from your refund.


The SPARC General Assembly 2018 will be held in Kyoto 1 – 5 October 2018, back to back iCACGP-IGAC 2018.

iCACGP, IGAC and SPARC have agreed to make use of this opportunity to maximize the mutual benefit to the iCACGP, IGAC, and SPARC communities to promote collaboration toward the “One Atmosphere” approach.

Hence, the iCACGP-IGAC 2018 and SPARC GA 2018 LOCs will set up a discount registration rate. The iCACGP-IGAC 2018 LOC will offer a discount rate for the SPARC GA 2018 participants who also wish to partially (last 1.5 days) attend the iCACGP-IGAC 2018, and vice versa. This would enable interested participants to combine the two trips (thus saving money and reducing their carbon footprint!).

We strongly encourage all the participants, particularly early career scientists, to attend both the iCACGP-IGAC 2018 and SPARC GA 2018. This is also an opportunity to hold a side meeting for the jointly sponsored activities by IGAC and SPARC.

The distance from Takamatsu to Kyoto is approximately 200 km, and it takes two hours by bullet train (Shinkansen) with a reasonable fare (8,610 JPY). Long-distance bus is also available, also at a reasonable cost (4,950 JPY).


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