Symposium Chairman - Doctor of science G.G. Matvienko
Organizing Committee Chairman - Doctor of science V.P. Lukin
Symposium "Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics" has been held annually since 1994 by the Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB
RAS. The symposium we are planning to held in 1999 is the sixth symposium, including not only the topics concerning
sounding of the atmosphere, but the sounding of the ocean as well. From 1971 since 1993 the Institute had organized 24
conferences on different scientific problems. Presently our symposium is the sole conference in Russia where fundamental
problems of radiation propagation in inhomogeneous media, scattering and absorbing of radiation are considered. Very few
conferences in the world have such broad spectrum of interests.
The official languages of Symposium are Russain and English. In the fields listed below the Siberian scientific schools are leading in our country and well known in the world. To this fact can be attributed the interest to this symposium from the scientists of Russia and other countries of the former USSR. Russian scientific centers are usually represented by the scientists of Moscow, St.- Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Barnaul, Ulan-Ude, and other cities. Representatives from Belorussia, Khasakstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistane are also regularly take part in the symposium. Organization experience and high scientific level of conference allowed us to invite in 1998 the well known scientists working in the field of optics. The representatives from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, and Bulgaria took part in the symposium. The International Society for Optical Engineering are supported publication of the proceedings.
The following topics are usually included in the agenda of the symposium:
Information concerning Hotel Accomodation, Registration, Symposium Fee, Travel Organization as well as free time service will be inluded in the Second Announcement available in April 1999.