Welcome to ICAL1(DTX)

142 participants from 29 countries have attended at ICAL1 in Narita.

Thank you so much for your participations and contributions.

See you in Texas 2013!

Cover of the Proceedings of the conference
Presented papers were reviewed and the accepted articles were published in the Journal of Arid Land Studies 22(1), June 2012.
2011/05/24 Group Photo
2011/05/24 Group Photo

ICAL1 Program is UP! (May 22)

The latest program (PDF) is uploaded. Go ahead and get the schedule in your hands before you come (Download from here).


Hotel Rate Changed! (May 21)

Hotel Toyoko Inn has changed its rate with ca. 9% off

(e.g., single rate: 6,000 -> 5,480 yen; see detail).

We are planning to reimburse this balance at the on-site-registration to those who paid via ICAL Office.


The 1st ICAL will be held on May 24-28, 2011 as planned! (April 28)

Here is daily dose concentration distribution data (change Language at the second top bar). The concentration level is stabilized under 0.1 uSv/h around Tokyo and Chiba in April.

There have been the nine Conferences on Desert Technology held since 1991. They addressed that the natural characteristics of desert and desertified areas (e.g. climate, hydrology, and vegetation), the mechanism of the decertification, and prevention methods. The conferences have been a great source of learning for researchers from the relevant countries who contributed their knowledge, technology and participated in the very productive working groups.

The issues of desertification still remain a global concern however, requiring continued and expanding research to negate the consequences. The previous conferences have often focused on technological aspects of desertification in arid regions.

Based on previous experiences and accomplishments, we offer an opportunity to participate in the comprehensive discussions, the presentation of research projects including natural, technological, human and social sciences towards overcoming constraints of desertification.

ICAL1(DT 10) offers the opportunity to participate in a truly International Conference on Arid Land.

The conference welcomes researchers associated with deserts and arid regions with diverse aspects of arid science, including natural science and the humanities.

Distribution of arid lands in the world, it is characterized by low annual rainfall of less than 250 mm, by evaporation exceeding precipitation and a sparse vegetation.


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