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MAY 2000

 HIGH RESOLUTION GEOCODED, DIGITAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
HDI Ltd has announced the addition of High Resolution Geocoded, Digital Aerial Photography to its line of products and services. The Photography is available in True Colour and Infrared. HDI will be holding a series of workshops to display the technology: Moncton, NB - 13 June; Saint John, NB - 13 June; Fredericton, NB - 14 June; Truro, NS - 15 June; Wolfville, NS - 15 June; and Dartmouth, NS - 16 June. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 PRESENTATION ON THE NEPTUNE PROJECT
NEPTUNE will be the world's first big undersea network to monitor the seafloor and the ocean above it. It represents a broad array of opportunities for Canadian companies. A presentation on the NEPTUNE Project is scheduled for 13:00-15:00 hrs on Tuesday, 6 June 2000 in the 5th Floor Boardroom, Industry Canada, 1801 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information or to confirm your attendance, contact Geoff Lewis (tel 902-426-9475 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 SEAMAP PLANNING WORKSHOPS
A new initiative, the Seabed Resource Mapping Program is a proposal to map the seabed of Canada's coastal and marine lands in support of a wide range of management and user needs. SeaMap will be planned, led, and implemented as a partnership among industry, universities and all levels of government.

Planning workshops will be held on 6 June at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; on 19 June in Burlington, Ontario and on 20 June in Québec City, Québec. Workshops will also be organized for British Columbia and Newfoundland. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director, SeaMap Office.

 FISHERIES AND COASTAL SEMINAR SERIES LECTURE
A lecture entitled Science, Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration will be presented by Michael Healey, Institute for Resources and Environment, Department of Earth and Oceans Science, University of British Columbia at 15:00 hrs on Thursday, 8 June 2000. The presentation will take place in the Hayes Boardroom, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. For information, contact the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary's University - tel 902-420-5668.

 COASTAL STEWARDSHIP GROUPS IN THE GULF OF MAINE
The Centre of Geographic Sciences invites you to attend the Business Geographics Showcase on 14 June 2000 at the Institute of Technology Campus, Nova Scotia Community College, Room C313, 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Included in the Showcase will be the demonstration of a database of active coastal stewardship groups in the Gulf of Maine watershed featuring an interactive mapping functionality. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 AGM OF THE ATLANTIC CANADA CONSERVATION DATA CENTRE
The 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre is scheduled for 13:00 hrs on Tuesday, 13 June 2000 in Room 112, Avard-Dixon Building, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. If you would like to attend, please confirm your attendance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director, AC CDC.

 HIGH-RESOLUTION COASTAL MAPPING PROJECT
A meeting of project partners and service providers is being planned for the latter part of May to finalize the flying schedule, geographic coverage and sensor array for this cooperative, multi-agency project, which is primarily funded by the Canadian Fund for Innovation and the Climate Change Action Fund. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ACZISC Secretariat or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Champlain Institute.

 MEASURING SOIL EROSION
The Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture has developed a mapping application to predict potential soil erosion of agricultural lands. This is done by overlaying water courses, contours, and crop and soil types. The results are being used in educational and awareness programs for farmers. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 OIL AND GAS FORUM
The Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability is planning to convene an Open Forum on Oil and Gas exploration and development, and its relationship with the ecosystem of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The purpose would be to bring all concerned stakeholders together to review the full range of issues and factors that must go into a process of 'informed debating' and 'informed-decision making'. If you would like to comment on, or participate in the Forum, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 AQUACULTURE AND INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE DEVELOPMENT
The Aquaculture Association of Canada will hold its 17th Annual Meeting Aquaculture Canada 2000 in Moncton, New Brunswick on 28-31 May 2000. One of the plenary sessions is entitled Aquaculture and its Importance to Integrated Coastal Zone Development. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 BAY OF FUNDY
The Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) recently published Fact Sheets #14, 15 and 16, namely Fishing in Fundy: Harming Seafloor Habitats?Fundy in Flux: The Challenge of Understanding Change in the Sea; and Salt Marsh Saga: Conserving Fundy's Marine Meadows. These Fact Sheets and others are available from theBoFEP website.

The Fundy Forum will be holding a timed discussion between 29 May to 9 June on access and exchange of environmental information. The intent is to get input from a wide variety of data providers and information users. Questions being considered include: what types of information do you need; what are the barriers to exchange; how important is this in doing your work? Anyone interested in participating should register with the Fundy Forum.

 GULF OF MAINE
A joint NOAA and GoM Council workshop is scheduled for 14-15 June at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The objective of this workshop is to highlight linkages between NOAA programs/products/services, and the Council's Action Plan goals/objectives/strategies. For detail, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Gulf of Maine Environmental Information Exchange Initiative (GOMINFOEX) has been selected as a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge Award 2000 in the category of "Public Services and Democracy". It is one of 20 finalists from over 103 submissions submitted from around the world. The announcement of winners will be made on June 5th.

 COASTAL WETLAND RESTORATION DATABASE
The Coastal Wetland Restoration Database includes information on approximately 100 tidal marsh restoration projects, 100 freshwater impoundments in Canada and several projects aimed at restoring seagrass and tidal flats.

 GEOCONNECTIONS UPDATE
The GeoConnections Framework Data Node is launching an RFP on how to implement the Framework Data. For details, access the GeoConnections website (under Second Request for Proposals Launched to Develop GeoConnections Framework Data). Please note that the RFP will close on 16 June.

A GeoConnections workshop on Geomatics Standards entitled Needs, Process, Role of Stakeholders - Status Report and Next Steps? is scheduled for 19 June 2000 at Université Laval, Québec. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Strategic Technologies and Policy Advisor.

 HIGHER RESOLUTION GPS SIGNAL NOW AVAILABLE
President Clinton has announced the decision to discontinue the technique called Selective Availability (SA) used to globally degrade the civilian Global Positioning System (GPS) signal. As a result of this decision, full resolution is now available to all commercial applications of GPS. Additional information is available from the U.S. Interagency GPS Executive Board website.

 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DEEP SEA CORALS
1 June 2000 is the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 1st International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals, scheduled for 30 July - 2 August 2000 at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The purpose of the Symposium is to review, discuss and synthesize all aspects of deep sea, cold water coral biology, ecology, and conservation. For information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 REPORT ON NOAA's CZM PROGRAMS
A report written for DFO entitled NOAA National Coastal Zone Management Programs for Estuary and Coastal Wetland Protection is available. It describes 29 programs with focuses on management approaches, how consistency was achieved amongst federal/state/local agencies, information sharing, conflict resolution strategies, lessons learned and informative case studies.

 COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
Dr. Tony Charles of St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia was recently awarded an NSERC grant to identify indicators which can be used to measure the sustainability of communities. One of the indicators is the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) which measures the benefits of economic activity against the cost. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 ABORIGINAL MAPPING NETWORK
The Aboriginal Mapping Network website is a collection of resource pages to help share information throughout the aboriginal mapping community. It has a British Columbia focus, but is not limited to this geographic region. It is intended to be used by any group which is active in aboriginal mapping, from the introductory level, to the advanced.

 SEAS AT RISK ELECTRONIC BULLETIN
Seas At Risk (SAR) publishes the monthly electronic SAR Bulletin, providing news and a calendar on marine environmental issues. To subscribe, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS
Climate Change Workshop: Impacts, Adaptation and Networking, 18 May 2000, Sackville, New Brunswick. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GEOIDE Annual Conference, 25-26 May 2000, Calgary, Alberta.

Seafood Sustainability in a Changing Climate Workshop, 25-26 May 2000, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

International Lighthouse Conference, 29 May to 2 June 2000, White Point Beach Resort, Nova Scotia. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CMOS 2000, 29 May - 2 June 2000, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

GeoCanada 2000 Geoscience Summit Conference, 29 May - 2 June 2000, Calgary, Alberta.

Ship Detection in Coastal Waters Workshop, 31 May - 2 June 2000, Digby, Nova Scotia.

Into the Millennium - Cartography and Map Collections for a New Century - joint CCA and ACMLA Conference, 31 May - 3 June 2000, Edmonton, Alberta. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

River Matters: A Community Workshop for Watershed Care, 2-4 June 2000, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. For information, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

International Workshop Ice in ECDIS, 5-6 June 2000, St. John's, Newfoundland. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eco-Summit 2000, 18-22 June 2000, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Workshop on Marine Remote Sensing Applications, 19 June 2000, St. John's, Newfoundland. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Workshop: Exploring Transboundary Arrangements for Management of the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem: Focus on Sewage, Toxics and Coastal Development, 19-20 June 2000, Saint John, New Brunswick. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

 

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