About ICAR IX
a forum for scientists, land managers and policy makers to discuss the latest developments in wind erosion research and management
Who will be there?
This is the 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR) and typically attracts more than 150 delegates from Australia, Europe, North and South America, Japan and China.
The importance of aeolian research
Aeolian (wind) erosion and dust storms play a key role in environmental systems. Around 2000 million tons of dust is eroded and emitted into the atmosphere every year. The dust represents a substantial loss of topsoil and nutrients from the Earth’s agricultural lands, rangelands and deserts.
Societies face great challenges to manage increasing wind erosion and dust storms, driven by land use pressures, drought and climate change. The Conference will stimulate ideas and facilitate collaboration across political and environmental boundaries to build understanding and find new solutions.
About the ICAR conference series
ICAR is the biennial International Conference on Aeolian Research. The ICAR conferences are run by the International Society for Aeolian Research (ISAR), a not-for-profit society to promote the interaction of aeolian research community.
Lead the discussion & present your research
Stay tuned for updates as we plan the conference
Last week, on 13 January, a dust storm moved over Mildura and Melbourne. The region had experienced a baking hot day, which ended in strong winds and dust. We wonder if there’ll be any more dust events before the conference…Read more about it… After a top of 44.5C in #Mildura today, the temperature plummeted and[…]
You can now submit your abstracts online – simply start at our Abstracts page and follow the links.
Registration is now open! Thank you for your patience. You can read more about our fees and early-bird discounts, and register online through our Registration page.
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The conference venue is the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, located in the heart of town. Read more…
The draft program has been released, as well as an outline of field trips. Read more…
Stay tuned for more information as we plan ICAR IX – the 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research, to be held in July 2016 in Mildura, Australia.