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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to join us on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from the 15th to the 20th of September, 2019 for NIR 2019 – the 19th biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy (ICNIRS).


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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.

NIR 2017 proceedings

The proceedings of the previous conference NIR-2017 are now available on-line at

Winner of Karl Norris Award 2019

The Karl Norris Award honours the unique contribution of Karl Norris as the internationally recognized founder of near infrared spectroscopy in the modern world. In contrast to the Tomas Hirshfeld Award, which is aimed at younger researchers, this award is aimed at researchers in the later stages of their career, with a sustained record of important contributions to near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy.


Winner of Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2019

The Tomas Hirschfeld Award organized by ICNIRS is aiming to make in recognition of a significant contribution to the science of near infrared spectroscopy, including in research and development of new technology by an emerging scientist with the potential to make a major impact in the future. The award had been sponsored by Technicon, Bran+Luebbe and then Buchi. Since 2015, the award has been sponsored by FOSS.


The 12th CRA-W Vibrational spectroscopy and Chemometrics annual training: again a success!

In March 2019, the Valorisation of Agricultural Products Department of the CRA-W organised its 12th annual training on vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics. The aim of this annual training is to give an overview of the theoretical and practical issues of both areas for their right application in different working areas as food and feed research, chemistry and pharma among others.