Thank you to our Conference Sponsors:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
UCAR is a consortium of more than 100 universities that manages and operates the Ntional Center for ATmospheric REsearch on behalf of the National Science Foundation. UCAR supports international science and is pleased to support this conference.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium is an employee owned craft brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado and is a recognized leader in sustainable business practices. It was opened in 1991 by Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan. In 2011, it produced 712,800 barrels of its various labels. As of 2012, it was the third-largest craft brewery and eighth-largest overall brewery in the United States.
National Centre for Atmospheric Science
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is one of the long-term research centres of the UK Natural Environment Research Council. The Centre increases knowledge of key environmental issues including: climate change, weather processes and atmospheric composition including air quality.
Ball Aerospace has played a key role in a long list of scientific “firsts”. From confirming the ozone hole, to discovering the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star, Ball technology makes the most challenging science missions possible.
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
At CIRES, hundreds of environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences.
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene
A mission-driven, nonprofit collaborative, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is a trans-disciplinary, open-access journal committed to the facilitation of collaborative, peer-reviewed research. With the ultimate objective of accelerating scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact, it is uniquely structured into six distinct knowledge domains, and gives authors the opportunity to publish in one or multiple domains, helping them to present their research and commentary to interested readers from disciplines related to their own.
2B Technologies, Inc.
2B Technologies, invents, designs, manufactures, markets and sells portable instruments for measurements of ozone, NO, NO2, NOx, mercury and other air pollutants. 2B Tech is the principal sponsor of the non-profit Global Ozone Project or “GO3 Project” where students around the world measure air pollutants and share their data online.
Handix Scientific LLC
Handix Scientific is a research firm and a manufacturer of atmospheric instruments, including the Portable Optical Particle Spectrometer (POPS) and the Open-Path Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer (OPCRDS). The POPS is a light-weight, high-performance, and low-cost particle counter that is the ideal tool for measuring aerosol size distributions from tethered and free balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ground-based ambient environmental monitoring networks. The OPCRDS is the first in-situ instrument capable of measuring true ambient aerosol-induced light extinction.
We are the world’s leading producer of real-time trace gas analyzers based on Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) technology, offering a market-leading detection limit < 1 pptv for VOCs and a mass resolution of > 10,000. Our PTR-TOFMS instruments are used for VOC monitoring in environmental research, atmospheric chemistry, vehicle emissions testing, food & flavor science, breath analysis and many other applications. We also manufacture industrial VOC monitoring solutions and OEM time-of-flight mass spectrometers.
Droplet Measurement Technologies
Droplet Measurement Technologies is the most diversified provider of instrumentation in the world for measuring atmospheric aerosol and cloud particles. Our sensors measure refractory and equivalent black carbon, cloud condensation nuclei, and ice nuclei, bioaerosols, cloud droplets and ice crystals on ground-based or airborne platforms
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Our scientist and engineers develop the world’s most advanced atmospheric sensors technologies and analytic tools to identify, capture, and enhance data to support global weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and Earth observations.
Picarro is a leading provider of solutions to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, trace gases, and stable isotopes across many scientific applications, as well as in the energy and utilities markets. Our patented Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is the core of all Picarroinstruments and solutions, enabling fast, highly sensitive, and ultra-precise measurements. Our instruments offer unparalleled performance in a variety of field conditions and are deployed by scientists around the world to measure GHGs, trace gases and stable isotopes found in the air we breathe, water we drink and land we harvest.
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
Aerodyne Research produces state of the art instruments for measuring gases or aerosol particles with fast time response and great sensitivity. This includes aerosol and chemical
ionization mass spectrometers, laser trace gas and isotope analyzers, aerosol chemical speciation monitors, particle optical extinction monitors, and ultrasensitive NO2 monitors.
Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science
The top-rated Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science focuses on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service. Our diverse areas of research include Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms and Mesoscale Meteorology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Radiation and Remote Sensing, Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, and Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems.
Colorado State University Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University has an international reputation for excellence in research across a broad array of disciplines, including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry. Ph.D. graduates receive world-class training, participate in cutting-edge (and often interdisciplinary) research projects, and are employed at all levels of academia and industry around the globe. The faculty also enjoy an award-winning reputation for teaching excellence. Undergraduate students benefit both from access to this classroom expertise and from a long tradition of substantive undergraduate participation in research. The Department’s research efforts are supported by a state-of-the-art Central Instrument Facility that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.
The Fast Isoprene Sensor (FIS) is in use worldwide for the monitoring of isoprene in air. It provides continuous measurement of isoprene with an 0.4-second response to 200-pptv and is suitable for ambient, tower (eddy covariance), enclosure, chamber, and cuvette studies.
Thank you to our Early Career Program Sponsors:
U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Energy Department ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. This is achieved by building the new clean energy economy, reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks, and expanding the frontiers of knowledge via scientific research.
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF’s goals–discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship–provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation’s research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization.
U.S. National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA)
NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world and in space for more than 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What’s out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there — or learn just by trying to get there — that will make life better here on Earth?
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. NOAA’s reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
European Space Agency
The ESA is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organization with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programs and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of WMO is a partnership involving 80 countries, which provides reliable scientific data and information on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its natural and anthropogenic change, and helps to improve the understanding of interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and the biosphere. GAW focal areas are GHGs, ozone, UV, aerosols, selected reactive gases, and precipitation chemistry.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU)
AGU is an international scientific society that is home to nearly 60,000 scientists from 139 countries, AGU provides a dynamic forum for Earth and space scientists to advance research and collaboration with colleagues across disciplines. Through top-ranked scientific journals such as JGR: Atmospheres and Geophysical Research Letters, award-winning books, scientific meetings and conferences, and other programs and initiatives. AGU offers opportunities to spark innovation and freely exchange knowledge.
Thank you to our IGAC Scientific Steering Committee Sponsors:
Science Council of Japan
Science Council of Japan is the representative organization of Japanese scientist community ranging over all fields of sciences subsuming humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.