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43rd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events

15-22 August 2020, Sydney, Australia

COSPAR 2020 will be held from 15-22 August 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Iver Cairns, University of Sydney serves as Scientific Program Chair. 

146 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels include the following topics (full list available at 

  1. SC A:  The Earth’s Surface, Meteorology and Climate

  2. SC B:  The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System

  3. SC C:  The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres

  4. SC D:  Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres

  5. SC E:  Research in Astrophysics from Space

  6. SC F:  Life Sciences as Related to Space

  7. SC G:  Materials Sciences in Space

  8. SC H:  Fundamental Physics in Space

  9. Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)

  10. Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)

  11. Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)

  12. Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)

  13. Panel on Space Weather (PSW)

  14. Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)

  15. Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)

  16. Panel on Education (PE)

  17. Panel on Exploration (PEX)

  18. Panel on Interstellar Research (PIR)

  19. Special events:  Interdisciplinary lectures, space agency round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields. The deadline to submit an abstract is 14 February 2020.

Contact the COSPAR Secretariat by phone at +33 1 44 76 75 10 or <>. or

Snow cover, atmospheric precipitation, aerosols: chemistry and climate

23-27 March 2020, Irkutsk, Russia

The III Baikal International Scientific and Practical Conference “Snow cover, atmospheric precipitation, aerosols: chemistry and climate” will be held in Irkutsk, Listvyanka (lake Baikal), Russia from 23-27 March 2020. The conference is organized by Irkutsk National Research Technical University and endorsed by IUPAC (

The conference has an interdisciplinary nature and is devoted to the study of the chemistry of snow cover, precipitation, and aerosols on climate change. Main topics include: observation, interpretation and modeling studies of the composition of snow cover, precipitation, aerosols and physico-chemical processes in Earth’s atmosphere, including air pollution problems; the role of snow cover, precipitation, aerosols in biogeochemical cycles; chemical interaction of the oceans, the land surface and the biosphere with snow cover, precipitation, aerosols.

Contact Natalia Ianchenko, Chair of Local Organizing Committee, 83, Lermontov street, 664074 Irkutsk, Russian Federation, <>.

Frontiers in Chemical Technology

17-19 June 2029, Colombo, Sri Lanka

With clear objectives and rationales, this three-day conference organized by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon will underline the relationship between chemistry and society, as mediated by innovation and development of chemical technologies. The ambitious program promises to deliver on the following objectives:

  1. To introduce novel technological innovations to the chemical industry. Rationale—Current chemical industries reap limited benefit owing to the fact that they have not fully integrated modern technological innovations into their workflow.

  2. To provide chemical inventors a platform to commercialize their inventions. Rationale—The research cycle of a given project provides the fullest benefit if it is driven to completion. For this purpose, local inventors are given the opportunity to scale up their invention in a manner that would bring about some significant positive change towards commercialization.

  3. To provide economic benefits to the country. Rationale—Sri Lanka is a country that has a great many resources in terms of raw material. The current approach of commercializing products made with these resources adapt limited technological processing or value addition. The economic benefits that can be gained via advancements in chemical technology is vast and influences many chemical industries.

  4. To update the chemical society on frontiers in chemical technology. Rationale—An opportunity to communicate and effectively network with academics and industrialists to facilitate knowledge sharing towards a greater goal of collective development.

  5. To trigger interest in young chemists towards developments in chemical technology. Rationale—For the sustenance of chemical technology as a whole.

  6. To provide an opportunity for the professional development of women chemists. Rationale—To bring out the potential of women chemists promoting equity and equality.

Most of the objectives echoes areas of interest of Organic and Biomolecules, including the following topics:

  1. Chemical technology in food and agriculture

  2. Nanotechnology for sustainable development

  3. Innovations in drug discovery and development

  4. Technological advancements in cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and herbal product industry

  5. Genomics and metabolomics

IUPAC support has been provided to facilitate the attendance of young scientists.

Contact Priyani Paranagama, Conference Chair, President, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, <>

Online erschienen: 2020-02-12
Erschienen im Druck: 2020-01-01

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