ICGH9 Program Posted

A preliminary Program for ICGH9 is available for download. See the link on the Program page.

Important Visa Information

ICGH9 attendees requiring a visa for travel to the United States should visit the International page of this website for important information.


The Ninth International Conference on Gas Hydrates, ICGH9, is part of a series of conferences held every three years since 1993.

  • 1993 • New Paltz, NY, USA
  • 1996 • Toulouse, France
  • 1999 • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 2002 • Yokohama, Japan
  • 2005 • Trondheim, Norway
  • 2008 • Vancouver, Canada
  • 2011 • Edinburgh, UK
  • 2014 • Beijing, China

Beginning with only about 64 attendees, the conference has grown to an attendance of almost 800.

In 2017, ICGH9 is being held in Denver, Colorado USA.

ICGH9 has a Facebook page!

All of the Conference attendees are invited to use the page to arrange transportation, get together for dinner, or just share thoughts about the Conference. Also, check the page for possible announcements about ICGH9 — before, during, and after the Conference. Visit the page...

Denver Colorado

Conference objectives and topics

The conference aims to bring together the entire Gas Hydrates community, to review developments over the previous three years, and to attempt to extrapolate for the near-term future. We anticipate topics in every variety of topic regarding hydrates including, but not limited to gas hydrate fundamentals, exploration of natural gas hydrates, applied flow assurance, energy recovery from natural hydrates, climate change, and gas hydrate-related geohazards.

Who should attend?

This is a truly diverse community, including academic researchers, industrial scientists and engineers, government scientists and policy makers. All are welcome to this community, ranging from those just beginning to those with substantial expertise.

This will be an exciting conference that will provide the opportunity for participants to be able to meet others in the same or different hydrate areas, and exchange ideas, expertise and experience, and renew and form new friendships and working relations. The conference is structured so that participants can learn from both formal and informal interactions, such as presented papers, posters and social events.

Conference timeline and important dates

December 20, 2015First announcement of conference Download...
May 1, 2016Second announcement and call for papers; includes call for Lifetime Achievement and Davidson Awards nominations
September 12, 2016Abstracts submission deadline
October 1, 2016Awards nominations deadline
October 15, 2016International Science Committee meeting
December 1, 2016Abstract acceptance notification
January 1, 2017Early registration opens
March 1, 2017Camera-ready manuscript submission deadline
March 15, 2017End of early registration; Start of regular registration
April 15, 2017Conference program on Internet
June 1, 2017End of regular registration; Start of late registration
June 15, 2017Registration closes
June 25, 2017ICGH9 starts
June 30, 2017ICGH9 ends