IGAC has a strong focus on engaging the next generation of atmospheric scientists through its early career program.  These scientists join an international network early in their career that creates relationships that facilitate atmospheric chemistry research at an international level for years to come.

IGAC cultivates the next generation of scientists by:


Jim Crawford received his B.S. in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997. Since that time, he has been a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. From the start of his graduate studies in 1991 and throughout his career, his research has been associated with airborne field studies conducted across the globe by NASA’s Tropospheric Chemistry Program and collaborating partners.



Hiroshi Tanimoto is the Head of Global Atmospheric Chemistry Section at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Tsukuba, Japan. He received his PhD in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo in 2001 and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University during 2007–2008. Dr. Tanimoto has been working in the field of atmospheric composition in Asia and Oceania regions.



Mark Lawrence is a scientific director of the cluster “Sustainable Interactions With the Atmosphere” (SIWA) at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS, www.iass-potsdam.de) in Potsdam, Germany.



The Fourth ACAM Training School will be focused on Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols in the Asian Monsoon region using Satellite and Model data. The school is fully on-line and has the goal to enhance the capacity of early career scientists in the areas of atmospheric composition data analysis using satellite remote sensing, model and analysis products. The training school will provide lectures and tutorials on using the latest and comprehensive global datasets on atmospheric composition.


Save the date for the PACES open science meeting, May 26th-28th, 2021. 

Day 1 - 26 May 2021 (1100-1400 UTC)

  • Session 1: Arctic air pollutants, long-range transport and global linkages 

Day 2 - 27 May 2021 (1200 - 1500 UTC)


Held Virtually Globally

“Improving understanding of land-atmosphere interactions through integration of surface flux and atmospheric boundary layer measurements”.

Registration Deadline: May 25th for registration, abstract submission, and poster submission. 


Online European Geophysical Union Conference.