Welcome to ICGG 2011!

International Conference on Gas Geochemistry 2011

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 edition, which is to be held in La Jolla, California, is 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 La Jolla will cover 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).

The conference will take place in La Jolla, California the week immediately prior to the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). We hope that attendees will consider ICGG-11 as an essential prelude to this well-established fixture on the meetings calendar where topics of common interest related to gas geochemistry can be discussed in the intimate setting of “The Jewel” (La Jolla) situated along the southern California coast. Remember, San Francisco is only a 1½ hour plane ride away so consider continuing onto AGU after ICGG-11 and attend both meetings.

Second Announcement (released April 5th, 2011):  Download the second announcement.



Conference proceedings to form Special Issue of Chemical Geology 'Frontiers in Gas Geochemistry'

Scientific Program released - see Agenda tab.

Abstract Volume released - see Abstracts tab

Fieldtrip details released - see Agenda tab

Directions Hotel/Scripps. local restaurants and social events - see Travel and Venue tab

Accommodation - want to share a room? See Travel & Venue > Accommodation tab


Important Dates:

  • April 5th, 2011 – Registration and Abstract Submission now open
  • September 1st, 2011 – Abstract Submission deadline (Midnight - Pacific Standard Time)
  • September 30th, 2011 – Registration deadline. Additional fee of $50 applies after this date
  • November 28th, 2011 (Monday) – On-site registration and conference ice-breaker (evening)
  • November 29th – December 2nd, 2011 (Tuesday – Friday) – Conference sessions (4 days)
  • December 3rd, 2011 (Saturday) – Conference field-trip (optional)
  • December 4th, 2011 (Sunday) – Conference ends. Depart for Fall AGU meeting San Francisco