24th International Laser Radar Conference
23-27 June 2008: Boulder, Colorado - USA
For 40 years, beginning in 1968 with its first meeting in Boulder, Colorado, the International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) has been the focal point for presentation of new scientific results and advances in methodologies by scientists from all over the world working in the field of laser remote sensing of geophysical properties.
Although a number of conferences address specific aspects related to laser remote sensing, such as technology, devices, and applications, the ILRC is the recognized venue where scientists can obtain a comprehensive look at the range of topics associated with optical remote sensing. Throughout its 40 year history the ILRC has continued to reflect changes and advances in the field; with recent conferences reflecting increased research activity in such areas as space-based lidar, development and co-analysis of data from lidar networks, improved characterization of aerosol properties, and spread of lidar activities throughout the world. A primary focus of the conference has been to encourage young scientists to attend and present work, ensuring the vitality of the field of laser remote sensing. At the same time, ILRC remains an enjoyable and stimulating meeting at which the international lidar community can get together to renew acquaintances, present new results, and discuss and even argue over controversial topics and future directions.
The Conference is held biennially under the oversight of the International Coordination-group for Laser Atmospheric Studies (ICLAS), of the International Radiation Commission, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. The 2008 conference will be co-hosted by NCAR and NOAA.