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APRIL 2000

 LECTURE ON GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
An invitation has been extended by the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Maritime Geomatics Committee to attend a lecture entitled The Geographic Information Implications of Emergency Response with Special Reference to Recent Hurricanes in North Carolina. The lecture, presented by Karen Sideralis, Director, North Carolina Centre for Geographic Information, will be held at 15:00 hrs on Tuesday, 9 May 2000 in the Auditorium of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 COORDINATOR FOR THE SGSLCS
The Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability is a multi-sectoral, community-based coalition whose mission is to promote the long-term viability of ecosystems in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Coalition is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic, bilingual coordinator who will work under the direction of a management committee. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 May 2000. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 AQUACULTURE CANADA 2000
The Aquaculture Canada 2000 Conference will take place from 28-31 May 2000 at the Hotel Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick. The theme of the Conference isAquaculture in the new millennium: Innovation and Sustainability. For information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 SEISMIC / FISHERIES INTERACTIONS
Two workshops on seismic/fisheries interactions are being held in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia at Mabou, on Tuesday 25 April, and St. Anne's, on Wednesday 26 April. For more information and to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 GEOINNOVATIONS BIDDERS CONFERENCES
On behalf of GeoConnections, Public Works and Government Services Canada will be hosting a series of Bidders Conferences in selected Canadian cities, in support of the GeoInnovations 2000 RFP. The deadline for registration is end of day Thursday, 6 April 2000. Access the GeoConnections website under What's New - Upcoming Meetings, Workshops and Conferences for more information.

 COASTAL ZONE CANADA 2000 CONFERENCE
30 April 2000 is the deadline for submitting papers to the Coastal Zone Canada 2000 Conference scheduled for 17-22 September 2000 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Conference will focus on four inter-related sub-themes: the development of coastal stewardship from the perspective of communities; the cultural perspectives and experiences of Aboriginal peoples; coastal health issues relative to economic, environmental and social needs; and the changing needs of oceans governance. For information, access the CZC2000 website or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 BAY OF FUNDY ECOSYSTEM PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP
30 April 2000 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 4th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop being held on 20-21 September in Saint John, New Brunswick, in conjunction with the Coastal Zone Canada 2000 Conference. The workshop theme is Opportunities and Challenges for Protecting, Restoring and Enhancing Coastal Habitats in the Bay of Fundy. For details, access the BoFEP website.

 COASTAL ZONE SPECIES PROFILE SERIES
The Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland Region has developed a Coastal Zone Species Profile Series on several species including the American Lobster, Atlantic Herring, Atlantic Mackerel, Juvenile Atlantic Cod, and Capelin. The profiles include: Physical Characteristics; Distribution; Natural History; and Potential Impacts of Nearshore/Coastal Development.

 SALMON GROWERS CODE OF PRACTICE
Members of the New Brunswick Salmon Growers Association have endorsed a code of practice that will be tied to the licensing of salmon farming sites by the Province. This code will set standards for husbandry practices and fish health management and divide New Brunswick's 90 salmon farms into a number of Bay Management Areas. For information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 COAST GUARD CONSOLIDATING AT BIO
Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced that DFO has entered into negotiations with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) for the transfer of the Dartmouth Coast Guard Base property to the municipality. The Coast Guard plans to consolidate its operations at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). A press release is available.

 GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE ESTUARINE RESEARCH SOCIETY
The GSLERS is a non-profit organization established to promote research of estuarine and coastal waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The meeting of the GSLERSscheduled to take place in May at Kouchibouguac National Park has been postponed until the fall. For information, email the interim President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 GULF OF MAINE ROCKWEED
Gulf of Maine Rockweed: Management in the Face of Scientific Uncertainty, the report of a Global Programme of Action Coalition for the Gulf of Maine (GPAC) workshop held in St. Andrews, New Brunswick on 5-7 December 1999, is available.

 GEOCONNECTIONS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
25 April 2000 is the deadline for submitting proposals for an in-depth and extensive study of the current digital data distribution practices, costs, and revenues of Canadian government agencies, and the impact of data pricing, licencing, sharing, access, and other factors on the Canadian geomatics industry and user community.

25 April 2000 is the deadline for submitting proposals for a Canada-U.S. Framework Data Pilot Project involving a continuous piece of geography covering Canada and the USA. The joint project has been designed to further understanding of the complexities, challenges and efforts required in utilizing framework data to address issues common to the two countries.

24 May 2000 is the deadline for submitting proposals to conduct projects under the GeoInnovations 2000 program, a GeoConnections private-sector initiative to develop projects to accelerate the development of technologies, tools, services and applications for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).

For information, access the GeoConnections website.

 CLIMATE CHANGE CALCULATOR
This interactive software tool is designed to raise people's awareness of the greenhouse gases they produce through their daily activities and lifestyle choices. It will help people of all ages learn about their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and will suggest measures they can take to reduce emissions. To download a free copy, access http://www.climcalc.net/eng/CCCframes.htm.

 GEOIDE VISION CONTEST
The GEOIDE Network has launched a contest for a paper on the topic From Ideas to Innovation - Geomatics in the year 2012. Submissions may be scientific in nature, but fiction and other artistic viewpoints are also welcome! The prize is $500 cash and up to $1000 in travel expenses to attend GEOIDE's upcoming Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta on 25-26 May 2000. The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2000. For details, access the GEOIDE website.

 CANADIAN OCEAN TECHNOLOGIES DIRECTORY
This Ocean Technologies Directory was recently released on CD-ROM; to obtain a copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The company profile data on the CD-ROM is also available on the Strategis website.

 REPORT OF THE COASTAL NOSTRA WORKSHOP
A report is now available from the Coastal Nostra Workshop convened in conjunction with the Coastal Zone 99 Conference in San Diego, California in July 1999. The objective of the workshop was to discuss ways and means of providing better coordination among, and enhanced impact from, the growing number of coastal zone conferences that are convened each year. To obtain a copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 NASA/FRENCH SATELLITE FOLLOWS FISH-FEEDING EDDIES
Some of the largest ocean eddies to form in recent years along the west coast of Alaska and Canada are being tracked with satellite data from the joint NASA-French space agency TOPEX/Poseidon and by ERS-2. These eddies bring with them nutrients to feed a dwindling population of salmon and other marine life. For information, access the NASA website.

 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN THE USA
The Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) and the Cousteau Society have released documents from their recent workshop, Establishing a National System of Marine Protected Areas in the United States. A letter outlining the group's recommendations to President Clinton and Vice President Gore and the full document, Safeguarding America's Seas: Establishing a National System of Marine Protected Areas, are available on the MCBI website.

 GUIDELINES FOR MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
The Guidelines for MPAs, produced by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), are now available. Previous titles in this series are: (1) National System Planning for Protected Areas; and (2) Economic Values of Protected Areas - Guidelines for Protected Area Managers. The topics of future guideline issues will be: Financing Protected Areas; Tourism and Protected Areas; and Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas. For information or to obtain a copy of the MPA Guidelines, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS (LME)
A brief entitled An Ecosystem Strategy for the Assessment and Management of International Coastal Waters was recently released by IUCN and NOAA. A modular approach is being used to improve the linkages between science-based assessments of the changing states of coastal ecosystems, and their national and global socio-economic benefits. The geographic unit for the assessment and management of coastal resources used in this approach is the LME. For information, accesshttp://www.edc.uri.edu/lme.

 FLOOD MODELLING
An example of LIDAR used as a tool to simulate simplified flood scenarios to help organise emergency measures is available from the website of the UK Environment Agency.

 MANAGING THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT IN NEW ZEALAND
The report entitled Setting Course for a Sustainable Future; The Management of New Zealand's Marine Environment is available from the Office of the Parliamentary Commission for the Environment. To obtain a copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A summary is available.

 CALL FOR PAPERS
14 April 2000 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 22nd Canadian Waste Management Conference, scheduled for 25-28 September 2000 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

30 April 2000 is the deadline for submitting papers to the 5th annual international CARIS Conference and Educational Sessions, scheduled for 24-27 October in New Orleans, Louisiana. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS
13-15 April 2000: Oceans at the Millennium: Key Issues in Marine Affairs, London, UK. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17-19 April 2000: Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial - Web and Internet Workshop 2000, London, UK. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

25-27 April 2000: Atlantic Canada Environmental Business and Municipal Expo, World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For information, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

25-28 April 2000: Global Warming International Conference and Expo, Boston, Massachusetts. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

26-28 April 2000: Marine Exclusion Zones Conference, Southampton, UK. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1-3 May 2000: International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Charleston, South Carolina.

2-6 May 2000: World Aquaculture 2000, Nice, France.

3-6 May 2000: Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting, Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

14-19 May 2000: International Conference on the Science and the Management of Protected Areas (SAMPA IV), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. A Marine and Coastal Symposium will take place within the main event. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

15-19 May 2000: Canadian Hydrographic Conference, Montréal, Québec.

For a more complete list of conferences and workshops, access http://aczisc.dal.ca/conf.htm.

 

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