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AUGUST 2000

 COMMUNITY-BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Saint Mary's University Fisheries and Coastal Seminar Series is presenting Stumbling Blocks in Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Friday, 15 September 2000 in Room L177 (lower level), Loyola Building, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The presenter will be Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Department of Coastal and Ocean Policy, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. For information, telephone the Gorsebrook Research Institute at 902-420-5668. 

 ATLANTIC COASTAL DATABASE DIRECTORY
The URL for the Atlantic Coastal Database Directory has changed to http://aczisc.dal.ca/acdd.htm - please update your bookmark !!! Several of the entries in the Directory have been revised recently. If you would like to submit a database description for inclusion in the Directory, or to provide comments, report errors and omissions, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP
The Climate Change Workshop 2000, Community Forecast, is scheduled for 12-13 October 2000 in Miramichi, New Brunswick. The Workshop is designed to inform, network and mobilize Atlantic Canadian communities and non-government agencies on climate change issues that have, or will have, impact on the lives of people in the region. For information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 ANOTHER PETITCODIAC RIVER CAUSEWAY STUDY
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Herb Dhaliwal has announced that Eugene Niles has been appointed as a Special Advisor on issues surrounding the Petitcodiac River causeway and fish population restoration. One of Mr. Niles tasks will be to examine and consolidate existing fish passage, environmental, social and economic information on the causeway and the Petitcodiac watershed. For information, access the news release.

 HALIFAX HARBOUR CLEANUP
Halifax Regional Council has approved a $315 million undertaking over a 10-year period designed to eliminate the flow of raw sewage and other contaminants into the Halifax Harbour, with a 4 treatment plant concept plan. Three short-listed candidate consortia will be submitting proposals by 19 September 2000. For information, accesshttp://www.region.halifax.ns.ca/harboursol/index.html.

 SGSLCS UPDATES
- The Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability has announced the appointment of Marie-Josée Maillet as the Coalition's new coordinator.

- One of the Coalition's current activities is the convening of an open forum on the issue of oil and gas development in the Southern Gulf region.

- The Annual General Meeting of the Coalition will be held on 17-18 November in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. For Coalition information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 WEBSITE ON THE ST. LAWRENCE ECOSYSTEM
The St. Lawrence Observatory (OSL) project and its website are up and running. The project was initiated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Laurentian Region) and is dedicated to the exchange of oceanographic data and to the dissemination of other scientific information on the St. Lawrence Ecosystem. For details, access the OSLwebsite.

 BOFEP FOUNDING MEETING
The Draft Constitution of the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership will be subject to ratification at the Founding Meeting of BoFEP scheduled for 20 September 2000 in Saint John, New Brunswick.The meeting will take place in conjunction with Coastal Zone Canada 2000. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or access the BoFEPwebsite.

 ATLANTIC CANADA CONSERVATION DATA CENTRE
- A total of 6,082 taxa are now listed in the AC CDC's database including 3,244 plant taxa and 3,738 animal taxa. To date, the numbers of rare taxa by jurisdiction listed in the database are as follows: New Brunswick (506); Nova Scotia (478); Prince Edward Island (534); Newfoundland (130); and Labrador (114). For details on the data holdings, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or access the AC CDC website.

- The AC CDC has received funding to conduct rare species inventories in bogs in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia this summer. Among the most unique ecosystems in the Maritimes, bogs play a vital role in regional hydrology, provide habitat for rare species and enhance biodiversity. The results will help guide decision-making surrounding the utilization of peatland resources. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 GULF OF MAINE INTERNATIONAL OCEAN WILDERNESS
Senior marine scientists from Canada and the USA, boosted by leading public lands and conservation groups, formally called on Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and President Bill Clinton to jointly designate a 32 km-wide and 300 km-long band of seafloor along the Canada/US offshore border as the Gulf of Maine International Ocean Wilderness. For details, access http://www.atlantisforce.org.

 APPOINTMENT OF CHAMPLAIN COORDINATOR
Laura Beazley has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Champlain Institute headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Laura began her duties on 9 August and can be contacted at tel no. 902-463-3990.

 AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY GETTING $75 MILLION
On 8 August, Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced an investment of $75 million over the next five years to enhance the sustainable development of Canada's aquaculture industry - the farming of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants. Much of the funds will be made available via the proposal route. For information, access the news release.

 AQUACULTURE: A VIEWPOINT
"Sadly, aquaculture may yet become another vehicle which further impoverishes peoples around the world. Properly managed as a tool of community sustainability, it might have saved us." Read Art MacKay's article entitled Aquaculture Industry Scouring the Earth for Protein and Fat.

 CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE
Hurricane season has arrived ! Access the Canadian Hurricane Centre website to obtain information on hurricanes, including the latest radar and satellite images, public weather warnings, bulletins, hurricane tracks, general information about hurricanes, etc.

 ICE IN ECDIS / WORKSHOP REPORT
The report of the International Workshop Ice in ECDIS is available. The Workshop was held in St. John's, Newfoundland on 5-6 June 2000 to review and discuss the vision, methodology, benefits, and process in providing and integrating ice information into electronic chart navigation systems. 

 GEOIDE CALL FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST
In October 2000 the Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE) Network of Centres of Excellence plans to issue a call for Letters of Interest to participate in its proposed Phase II. Approximately $9 million is expected to be available. Interested parties will have approximately 30 days to respond. For information, access the GEOIDE website.

 UNITED NATIONS OCEANS AND COASTAL AREAS REPORT
The session report of the Administrative Committee on Coordination on Oceans and Coastal Areas (The Hague, 19-21 January 2000) is available. The report features updates on activities including: the United Nations Atlas of the Oceans; Implementation of the Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA); Creation of the new consultative process on oceans established by the General Assembly on 24 November 1999 and implications for the United Nations system; etc.

 CALL FOR PAPERS
1 September 2000 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the International Cartographic Association 2001 Conference taking place from 6-10 August 2001 in Beijing.

8 September 2000 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the Coastal Zone '01 Conference scheduled for 15-19 July 2001 in Cleveland, Ohio.

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS
22nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, 21-25 August 2000, Victoria, British Columbia. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EurOCEAN 2000, 29 August to 2 September 2000, Hamburg, Germany.

4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Modelling, 2-8 September 2000, Banff, Alberta. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oceans 2000 MTS/IEEE, 11-14 September 2000, Providence, Rhode Island. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coastal Zone 2000 Youth Forum, 15-17 September 2000, Saint John, New Brunswick. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coastal Zone Canada 2000, 17-22 September 2000, Saint John, New Brunswick. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, 20-21 September 2000, Saint John, New Brunswick.

Geomatics Atlantic 2000, 26-27 September 2000, Halifax, Nova Scotia. For information, email either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

22nd Canadian Waste Management Conference and International Trade Show, 25-28 September 2000, Halifax, Nova Scotia. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to Farm the Seas - the Science, Economics and Politics of Aquaculture, 28-30 September 2000, Montague, Prince Edward Island.

Annual Assembly of the Canadian Environmental Network, 28 September - 1 October 2000, Cornwallis, 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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