Abstract submission open for ICAR 2020, Swakopmund, Namibia 12th-17th July 2020

We are pleased to announce that abstract submission is open for the International Society for Aeolian Research Conference to held under the IAG auspices in Swakopmund, Namibia from 12th to 17th July 2020. https://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/events/icar2020/index.html

The biennial conference draws together delegates from across the globe researching the processes of and phenomena associated with the erosion, transport, deposition and effects of windblown sediment and landforms on Earth and other planetary bodies. Recent conferences have been held in Bordeaux (2018), Mildura (2016), and Lanzhou (2014).

ICAR 2020 will cover a broad spectrum of research topics in aeolian science and will include the following sessions:

  1. Mechanics and processes of aeolian sediment transport

Convenors: Cheryl McKenna-Neuman; Ian Walker; Andreas Baas

  1. Sand dune dynamics and processes

Convenors: Patrick Hesp; Clement Narteau; Lu Ping

  1. Dust emission, transport, deposition and effects

Convenors: Martina Klose; Richard Reynolds; James King

  1. Aeolian palaeoenvironments

Convenors: Kathryn Fitzimmons; David Thomas; Paul Hesse

  1. Anthropogenic interactions with aeolian systems

Convenors: John Leys; Nick Webb; Johannah von Holdt

  1. Planetary aeolian systems

Convenors: Ryan Ewing; Philippe Claudin; Lori Fenton

Participation is encouraged from a wide scientific base to include current research in modelling, laboratory and fieldwork environments. Register your interest on the website to receive direct updates about the conference over the coming months: https://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/events/icar2020/interest.html

Important dates:

October 2019: call for abstracts

January 2020: deadline for abstract submission, registration opens

February 2020: selection of abstracts for presentation

April 2020: registration closes

12th July 2020: ICAR 2020 begins!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the organisers at: icar2020@ouce.ox.ac.uk

The organising committee

Giles Wiggs (Oxford, UK)

Joanna Nield (Southampton, UK)

Matthew Baddock (Loughborough, UK)

Frank Eckardt (Cape Town, SA)

Greg Okin (UCLA, USA)

Martin Hipondoka (UNAM, Namibia)

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