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ICAR 2020

The next ICAR conference will be held in Swakopmund, Namibia 12-17 July 2020. ICAR is the official conference of the International Society for Aeolian Research (ISAR: http://www.aeolianresearch.com/). 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 past 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:

  • Mechanics and processes of aeolian sediment transport; Convenors: Cheryl McKenna-Neuman; Ian Walker; Andreas Baas

  • Sand dune dynamics and processes; Convenors: Patrick Hesp; Clement Narteau; Lu Ping

  • Dust emission, transport, deposition and effects; Convenors: Martina Klose; Richard Reynolds; James King

  • Aeolian palaeoenvironments; Convenors: Kathryn Fitzimmons; David Thomas; Paul Hesse

  • Anthropogenic interactions with aeolian systems; Convenors: John Leys; Nick Webb; Johannah von Holdt

  • Planetary aeolian systems; Convenors: Ryan Ewing; Philippe Claudin; Lori Fenton

Participation from a wide scientific base is encouraged to include current research in modelling, laboratory and fieldwork environments. You can register your interest on the website to receive direct updates about the conference over the coming months. Keep an eye out for the important dates below:

  • 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

For any questions please contact the organisers at icar2020@ouce.ox.ac.uk. The organising committee consists of Giles Wiggs (Oxford, UK), Joanna Nield (Southampton, UK), Matthew Baddock (Loughborough, UK), Frank Eckardt (Cape Town, SA), and Greg Okin (UCLA, USA).

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