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JUNE 2000

 FOUNDING MEETING - SIERRA CLUB
The Founding Meeting of the Sierra Club of Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter is scheduled for 14-16 July in Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Participants will consider the "vision" of the new chapter and ways of working with other Atlantic environmental groups. For information or to register, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 HIGH-RESOLUTION COASTAL MAPPING PROJECT
A meeting of project partners and service providers will be held on 21 June to finalize the flying schedule, geographic coverage and sensor array for this cooperative, multi-agency project. 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.

 NEW BRUNSWICK MARINE RESOURCES ECONOMIC STUDY
The study report entitled Economic Value of Marine-related Resources in New Brunswick, prepared for the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, will be released next week. To obtain a hard-copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A digital version of the report will be available from http://aczisc.dal.ca.

 NASCO ACTION INSUFFICIENT TO SAVE SALMON
The Atlantic Salmon Federation and the World Wildlife Fund believe that "progress made at the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) meeting in Miramichi, New Brunswick last week falls far short of what is needed to ensure the survival of the wild Atlantic salmon." For details, accesshttp://www.asf.ca/Nasco/NASCO2000/index.html.

 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE - CZC 2000
Register early and save $$$$: 15 July is the deadline for early registration for Coastal Zone Canada 2000. The Conference is scheduled for 17-22 September 2000 in Saint John, New Brunswick. For information, access the Conference website.

 COASTAL COMMUNITIES SEWAGE WORKSHOP REPORT
The proceedings for the Coastal Communities Sewage Workshop held last October in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia are available for $25. To purchase a copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director, Bluenose ACAP.

 HUNTSMAN MARINE SCIENCE CENTRE: NEW DIRECTOR
Dr. Mark Costello, Managing Director and Chief Scientist with the Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd., Dublin has been appointed to succeed Dr. John Allen as theDirector of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. He is expected to take up his position on 1 September 2000.

 NEW AQUACULTURE CENTRE AT THE NOVA SCOTIA AGRICULTURE COLLEGE
A new multi-million dollar aquaculture centre was recently opened at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia. For information, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 NEW WEBSITE FOR THE FUNDY FORUM
The Fundy Forum recently announced its new website at http://www.fundyforum.com. The Fundy Forum vision is to provide an unbiased service and communications network, open to all, to encourage dialogue, information sharing, partnering opportunities and activities that benefit the health of the Bay of Fundy and its coastal communities. 

 GULF OF MAINE
The Workshop Exploring Transboundary Arrangements for Management of the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem: Focus on Sewage, Toxics and Coastal Developmentis scheduled for 19-20 June 2000 at the Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John, New Brunswick. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 ADVISORY COUNCIL ON OCEANS
Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced his intention to form a Minister's Advisory Council on Oceans. The nine-member Council will provide expert advice on broad strategic issues relating to oceans, establishing strategic alliances among oceans stakeholders and ways of collaborating on oceans issues. Minister Dhaliwal will announce the Council and the appointment of members at Coastal Zone Canada 2000.

 HEALTH OF CANADA'S OCEANS: CALL FOR ENQUIRY
A coalition of major environmental groups is calling for the federal government to investigate the state of Canada's oceans. The groups have challenged the Canadian government to take action to improve the health of the oceans through proper investigation.

 ECOACTION 2000 FUNDING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS
Environment Minister David Anderson has announced the commitment of $3,688,439 in funding to help locally-based, non-profit organizations initiate projects resulting in cleaner air and water, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of species at risk.

 SEAFLOOR HIGHLY CHARGED WITH GAS
A team of scientists are investigating cracks along the outer continental shelf off the mid-Atlantic coast and the possibility that the cracks might initiate a tsunami-causing landslide. The team has discovered that the suspected cracks are a system of large depressions along the shelf edge which appear to have been excavated by gas erupting through the seafloor. For information, access http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/press/00/pr0038.htm.

 NEW SPATIAL-TEMPORAL MODEL OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN
The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California is mounting a major effort to create a new spatial-temporal model of the Arctic Ocean. This is by today's standards a high-resolution model that incorporates responses to basin topography, inflows/outflows from the basin, etc. Further information, including some graphics, is available at http://www.oc.nps.navy.mil/~dcmarble/.

 ECONOMICS AND MPAs
The International Conference on the Economics of Marine Protected Areas will be held on 6-7 July 2000 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Conference aims to provide a forum for representatives of the academic, government and private sectors to share ideas, information and models for assessing the benefits of MPAs as a tool in fisheries management. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE QLF 2000 AWARD
Nominations are being sought for the Québec-Labrador Foundation Caring for the Earth Award, a regional environmental award exclusively for the areas of Québec, Atlantic Canada and New England. Presented annually to an individual working for sustainable development and conservation, the award recognizes individuals that perform significant work behind the scenes. To nominate a candidate, or for more information about the award, access http://www.qlf.org.

 RACE ROCK MPA
Race Rocks, located south of Vancouver Island and one of Canada's first candidate Marine Protected Area (1 September 1998), has a website which features real time video images of marine life above and below Race Rocks. For details, including live video coverage, access http://www.racerocks.com.

 USE OF INTERNET FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT
Research is being carried out at the University of Western Australia to identify the benefits and problems which coastal managers experience when using the Internet for communication and data collection. Persons interested in participating in this study should register athttp://www.coastalmanagement.com/research/screen_survey.html.

 NATIONAL SYSTEM OF MPAs in THE U.S.
President Clinton has ordered the establishment of a comprehensive national system of marine protected areas throughout US marine waters. MPAs are areas of the ocean and coast that are protected from some or all human activities to conserve biodiversity, fisheries, cultural and recreational resources, and to provide valuable natural laboratories for scientific research. Currently, less than 0.1% of US marine waters are fully protected. For information, access http://www.mcbi.org.

 ICM IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Conflict Management and Consensus Building for Integrated Coastal Management in Latin America and the Caribbean by Frank Rijsberman, editor, is now available in digital format. To obtain a hard-copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS
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..

Climate Change Communication - An International Conference, 22-24 June 2000, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

XIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, 25-29 June 2000, Calgary, Alberta. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- Sessions on Coastal, Ocean and Marine Resources at the ESRI User Conference, 26-30 June 2000, San Diego, California. For information, accesshttp://gis.esri.com/uc2000/onlineagenda/agendasearch_form.cfm and select "Coastal, Ocean and Marine Resources" as an area of interest. 

31st Annual Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association, 3-7 July 2000, Bilbao, Spain. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Watershed 2000 Conference, 9-12 July 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- The Coastal Society's 17th International Conference, Coasts at the Millennium, 9-12 July 2000, Portland, Oregon. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rising Tide: Community Development for a Changing World, 23-26 July 2000, Saint John, New Brunswick. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1st International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals, 30 July - 2 August 2000, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 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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