Dates: November 28 - December 4, 2011
Location: La Jolla, California
Web Site: http://icgg11.ucsd.edu/
The International Conference of Gas Geochemistry (ICGG) is an international forum where the latest research and technological advances related to gas geochemistry are presented and discussed. This is the eleventh of the ICGG series which started in 1982 to unite experts in gas geochemistry, working on various geological and environmental issues. The objective of this 11th meeting, which was held in La Jolla, California, was to promote international and interdisciplinary exchange of information, to foster co-operation among researchers in academia, research institutes, private companies and industry, and to stimulate growth and advances in the field of gas geochemistry.
ICGG-11 in La Jolla covered all the main scientific topics associated with gas geochemistry (carbon, dioxide, methane, gaseous hydrocarbons, nitrogen, oxygen, noble gases, radon) from the perspective of different geosystems (magmas/volcanoes, groundwaters, sedimentary basins/petroleum reservoirs, crystalline rocks) as well as cross-cutting topics (gas migration, Earth evolution and degassing, natural hazards, environmental monitoring, paleoclimate reconstructions, new techniques and measurements).
An unprecedented number of noble gas isotope geochemists and instrumentation industry representatives attended the conference. Dave Hilton, conference organizer, scheduled time in the program for a discussion of new and emerging technology. This discussion offered a degree of consensus about the most important directions/needs of this community as well as which components might be synergistic with the goals of the DCO.
The conference took place in La Jolla, California the week immediately prior to the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).