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ICAR is an international conference dedicated to Aeolian erosion and sand and dust transport phenomenon. The ICAR conference that took place from the 25th to the 29th of June 2018 in Bordeaux was the Xth edition of a cycle that started in 1985 in Aarhus (Denmark). The ICAR conferences are run by the International Society of Aeolian Research (ISAR), a non-profit association promoting the research on Aeolian Erosion and the interactions in the community working on Aeolian phenomenon, and diffusing the knowledge on these topics by editing the journal « Aeolian Research ».

The Xth ICAR was a great success since it brought together 220 scientists from 27 different countries.


The conference covered a wide spectrum of research topics in aeolian sciences, as illustrated by the list of sessions:

1. Dunes and bedforms (conveners: M. Baddock, R. Ewing, L. Ping)

2. Dust dynamics and processes (conveners: M. Klose, J.-B. Stuut)

3. Modelling and numerical simulations (conveners: J. Nield, A. Valance)

4. Paleo-environments (conveners: J. Roskin, A. Stone)

5. Planetary aeolian research (conveners: J. Radebaugh, S. Silvestro)

6. Experiments and instrumentation (conveners: M. Louge, G. Wiggs)

7. Aerodynamics and sediment transport (conveners: C. McKenna-Neuman, H. Yizhaq)

8. Coastal environments (conveners: P. Hesp, D. Jackson)

9. Anthropogenic interactions (conveners: J. Leys, G. Sterk)

10. Interaction with vegetation (conveners: J. Gillies)

The mid-conference field trip was a visit the “Dune du Pilat”, the biggest sand dune in Europe and among the most active.


Two ISAR Career Awards were given to N. Lancaster and J. Prospero, as signs of recognition of their contribution to Aeolian Research.

 Four young scientists were awarded for their presentations (Oral: M. Van der Does, T. Baird; Poster: M. Bordiec, M. Arram).


The organizing committee is grateful to the participants and to the organisms that support the organization of the conference.

 The organizing committee:

Philippe Claudin, CNRS, Paris

Christel Bouet, IRD, Bondy

Sylvain Dupont, INRA, Bordeaux

Béatrice Marticorena, CNRS, Créteil

Clément Narteau, UPD, Paris