Agenda and Presentations from the 2018 meeting are available at

Presentations from past conferences are at



In our continuing effort to stay abreast of recent observations concerning trace gases, aerosols, radiation, ozone, and climate forcing and to provide a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed, we will be presenting the ESRL monitoring and research results of the past year. The meeting is not limited to ESRL reports and includes observations related to these themes by both independent and cooperative investigators, and other national and international programs. We welcome your active participation at this annual conference.

The 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference will be held May 22-23, 2018.

For oral presenters, the conference sessions will have 15 minutes per presentation. The 15 minutes is broken down into 11 minutes for the speaker and 4 minutes for Q&A with the audience. The time schedule will be strictly adhered to, please plan accordingly and insure your presentation will fit in the 11 minute time limit.

For poster presenters, poster space is restricted to 4ft x 4ft (48in x 48in). Please print your poster to fit within the allocated space. GMD will print posters for foreign participants: please email your poster files at least a week prior to the meeting. We will collect posters from the presenters at the check-in table beginning at the start of the conference. Please deliver posters to this table by the end of the lunch break on Tuesday, May 22nd for the poster session that afternoon.

Ice Breaker

Please also join GMD Staff for the ESRL Global Monitoring Annual Conference "Ice Breaker". The reception will be on Monday, May 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The Ice Breaker is at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel - Anthony Gardens, 1345 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. All attendees and family members are invited! Transport will be available, if needed.

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle bus service will be provided between several hotels and the NOAA building where the conference is held. There will also be shuttle service to the Ice Breaker reception from the hotels.

GMAC Shuttle Bus Schedule.

Keynote Speaker

This year's keynote address will be given by Dr. John P. Holdren from Harvard University.

Dr. John P. Holdren served as President Obama’s Science Advisor and the Senate-confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from early 2009 until January 2017. From 1996 through 2008 he was at Harvard University as Teresa & John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy in the Kennedy School of Government and Professor of Environmental Science & Policy in Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences—positions to which he was re-appointed in February 2017. Dr. Holdren is also Senior Advisor to the Director at the independent, nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a foreign member of the Royal Society of London and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. From 1973 to 1996 he was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded and co-led the interdisciplinary graduate-degree program in energy and resources. He earned S.B. and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics. 


Online Agenda

2018 Conference Book of Abstracts

Past Conferences

Go here for past conference agendas, abstracts and presentations.


If you have any questions, email ESRL/GMAC Information.