The 16th international conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE 2017) was organized in Oslo under the joint auspice of the Norwegian chemical Society (NKS) and the Research Council of Norway(RCN). 410 participants attended a conference with 213 oral and 200 poster presentations. During the three days of the conference, 23 thematic sessions illustrated impressively the scientific depth and variety of Chemistry in environmental research, regulation and monitoring in today?s international scientific context. As complementary events, 7 pre- and post-conference specialised satellite events (workshops and seminars) were held highlighting priority scientific issues within Environmental chemistry. In addition, Agilent Technologies arranged with great success an industry Lunch seminar entitled ? From Emerging Pollutants to Exposure Risk Assessment ? A safer environment with Agilent Technologies?. Both Springer Verlag (www.springer.com), The Norwegian Chemical Society (NKS) and EuCheMS-DCE announced dedicated awards for early carrier best poster and oral presentations (6 awardees). The Local Organisation Committee (LOC), The Scientific Committee as well as the organising associations EuCheMS-DCE and NKS with to express their gratitude to all who actively contributed to the successful completion of the conference. This includes, the committee members, the conference organisers, all student helpers and all participants.
The international conference on Chemistry in the Environment (ICCE) is a biennial conference organized arranged by the European Chemistry and Molecular Science Association (EuCheMS), Division of Chemistry in the Environment (DCE). A national host society (associated to EuCheMS) is applying at DCE and after approval, is organising the ICCE conference in close collaboration with the DCE delegates. The 2017 conference will be hosted in Oslo (Norway at the Radisson Blu Hotel "Sancinavia" by the Norwegian Chemical Society (NKS) on behalf of DCE, chaired by Roland Kallenborn (NMBU/IKBM).
This well established conference series has developed into a unique meeting place addressing leading experts, authorities, regulators and scientists associated with all aspects of Chemistry applied within environmental sciences, monitoring and regulations. Authorities, scientific institutions, contract laboratories and other commercial partners will exhibit their products and present their services in the frame of ICCE. The conference will provide an exciting program of plenary lectures on emerging issues, oral presentations in both general and special sessions as well as poster presentations. Examples of special topics are: Arctic pollution; Green chemistry; Academic education in environmental chemistry; Pollutant remediation strategies; Regulation and restriction of chemical usage; Pollution in air, soil, water, sediments and food, including nanoparticles and radioactive substances; Risk assessments and uncertainties; New methods for evaluation of mixture toxicity; Non-target analytical approaches and many more. For more details, see our web site (www.icce2017.org) which will be updated frequently.