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Fundamentals and Applications of Near Infrared Technology 2019-2020

From 4th Nov 2019 to 10th Jan 2020.


IASIM 2020

On behalf of the International Association for Spectral Imaging (IASIM), we have a pleasure to invite you to IASIM-2020, the eighth international conference in spectral imaging, which will take place 5–8 of july 2020 in Skagen, Denmark.


Come join us NIR 2021

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to join us at the 20th biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy (ICNIRS), to be held from October 17th to 21st 2021 in Beijing, China.


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And the winner is...

Congratulations Austria to win the bid to host ICNIRS2023 in Innsbruck!

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Free access to important NIR spectroscopy resource

The Proceedings of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) conferences are a valuable record of NIR research and development dating back to 1987. Now, IMP Open has made individual chapters from the five Proceedings they have published freely available: 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2017.


Karl Norris passed away on 17 July 2019

Today we have learned that Karl Norris passed away on 17 July 2019 aged 98.

We all know how much we personally owe Karl for his massive contributions to
NIR spectroscopy. He is rightly known as the Father of NIR spectroscopy.


A tribute to a legend

No matter who pens them, nor in which language they are penned, mere words fail to convey the sadness that befell us on July 17th, 2019, when Karl Norris passed away. He became a legend in his own lifetime, long before its end, a legend that will never be surpassed, and created a new world of rapid, chemical-free analysis, the World of Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS).


The “Fundamentals and Applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)” course completes its second edition

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of the course “Fundamentals and Applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)” which started last November has successfully been completed. The course has been attended by professionals from diverse backgrounds and nationalities (graduation photograph is attached).

Graduates are awarded with two types of certificates: a certificate of achievement by the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) and, for those passing the assessments, a certificate of course completion issued by the University of Córdoba (UCO) recognising 4 ECTS.