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SEPTEMBER 2000

 FIRST NATIONS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT: MAKING TREATIES WORK
The First Nations and Fisheries Management Conference, organized by the Gorsebrook Institute, is scheduled for 11-12 October at the Westin Hotel, Halifax, NS. The Conference will consider experiences between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginal governments in developing fishery management arrangements, the role of science, TEK and spirituality, economic models for fisheries development and management, prevailing social priorities, and social factors. Registration is at the door and there is no charge. For information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 OPENING OF THE AC CDC CENTRE
The Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre is emerging as an important institution managing and providing biodiversity information for Atlantic Canada, with a focus on species and natural communities of conservation concern. The founding of the Centre will be celebrated on Tuesday, 3 October in Sackville, New Brunswick. For details and to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 COASTAL ZONE CANADA 2000
The Baseline 2000 document prepared for the CZC 2000 Conference reviews the state of the art regarding ICM and establishes the benchmark for ICM. It will be included with the registration package; it can also be accessed via the ACZISC website.

 HIGH-RESOLUTION COASTAL MAPPING PROJECT
Most of the data collection for the project has been completed, including land lidar and CASI for the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Currently planning is under way to collect CASI data in Cape Breton. Sample data will be presented at the Coastal Zone Canada 2000 conference, 17-22 September 2000 in Saint John, New Brunswick. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ACZISC Secretariat or Brent Rowley, Champlain Institute.

 CARAQUET BAY SOCIO-ECONOMIC STUDY
A study of the socio-economic implications of implementing sustainable development in the Caraquet area of New Brunswick has been completed. The study report will be used as a planning tool. To obtain a copy of the report, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Université de Moncton.

 NB PROTECTED AREAS STRATEGY COMMITTEE REPORT
New Brunswick is committed to establishing a network of protected areas by the year 2005. The New Brunswick Protected Areas Strategy Stakeholder's Committee has reached a consensus on the proposal made by Dr. Louis LaPierre in the fall of 1998 and subsequent public hearings held during the winter of 1999. The report is available.

 BEACH SWEEP 2000
Volunteers are preparing for the largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways around the world on Saturday, 16 September. ACAP Saint John is coordinating the cleanup of 17 local beaches. Over 200 volunteers are expected. Individuals who have arrived in the city to attend Coastal Zone Canada 2000 are invited to participate. For information, contact the ACAP Office by telephone at 506-652-2227 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 WEBSITE ON THE BRAS D'OR WATERSHED
The Paqtatek - Prism Inter-active Knowledge System (PIKS) website is dedicated to informing organizations/stakeholders on issues relating to the Bras d'Or watershed located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Additional information pertaining to the Bras d'Or is being sought for the website. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., PIKS Community Facilitator.

 MARINE ACTIVITY AND RISK ANALYSIS IN THE COASTAL ZONE
The goal of a multi-partner GEOIDE project entitled Marine Activity Geomatics and Risk Analysis in the Coastal Zone is to determine the leading causes of marine incidents and accidents. The information collected will be analysed with the Search and Rescue Marine Analysis Program (SARMAP) GIS. The Canadian Coast Guard, partners in the project, will rely on the risk model to assist with planning for the acquisition and deployment of Search and Rescue resources. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 MARITIME PROVINCES SPATIAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH UNIT
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, was successful in its application to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation for funding to develop the Maritime Provinces Spatial Analysis Research Unit. The Unit is expected to be operational by the spring of 2001. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 GULF OF MAINE
- Andi Rierden, who resides in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, has been appointed as the new Editor for the Gulf of Maine Times. Contact Andi for information on submitting articles to the GOM Times via tel no. 902-532-0200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The GOM Times is available at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/times/.

Regional Standards to Identify and Evaluate Tidal Wetland Restoration in the Gulf of Maine, the report of a GPAC Workshop held on 2-3 June 1999 in Wells, Maine, is available. To obtain a copy, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- A Proposal to Implement the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) has been approved. The goal of GoMOOS is to provide the data that the public and private sectors need to resolve problems, predict events and to further understand the natural system of the Gulf. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 ATLANTIC INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP
The AIP is a new 5-year initiative designed to stimulate stronger economic growth and create good quality jobs. It will involve the research community, the private sector, community leaders and the four Atlantic provincial governments. Investment areas include Innovation and Community Economic Development. For information, access the NRC website.

 COLLAPSE AND RECOVERY OF MARINE FISHES
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, reports in a recent edition of Nature (#406, pp 882-885) that the suggestion that marine fishes should be exempt from the usual criteria used to assign extinction risk is "inconsistent with a precautionary approach to fisheries management and to the conservation of marine biodiversity". A review of the article is available.

 FISHERIES RESOURCE CONSERVATION PLANS
This fall, the Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC) will be seeking input from all stakeholders with regard to the development of Fisheries Resource Conservation Plans (FRCPs) for the management of Atlantic groundfish stocks. For the schedule of meetings, click on "Calendar" at the FRCC website.

 SEAMAP REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE
SeaMap, the Seabed Resource Mapping Program, is an initiative focused on the sea and lakebed mapping of Canada's offshore, coastal and aquatic lands. Three federal government departments (Fisheries and Oceans, National Defence, and Natural Resources) are actively working together to make SeaMap a reality. SeaMap documentation and contact information are available.

 STRATEGIC STUDY OF CANADIAN GEOMATICS
22 September is the deadline for participating in a major strategic study of the Canadian geomatics sector sponsored by the Geomatics Industry Association of Canada and the Canadian Council of Land Surveyors. The study will be used for the development of industry, market and human resource profiles. An online survey isavailable.

 GEOCONNECTIONS UPDATE
- GeoConnections will be holding a Workshop on National Administrative Boundaries on 28 September in Ottawa, Ontario. If you would like to participate, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- A new Request for Proposals has been issued under the Access Program of GeoConnections. The RFP, entitled GeoConnections Access Projects, invites Canadian companies to submit proposals to conduct Content and Connections 2000 projects accelerating access to databases through the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure. Please note that this RFP will close 12 October 2000. Access the GeoConnections website for further information.

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS
North Atlantic Forum 2000, Opportunity and Action in a Knowledge-driven Economy: New Lessons from the Edge, 24-27 September 2000, Marble Mountain Resort, Newfoundland.

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..

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. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GeoConnections Funding Opportunities and Distributed Database Technical Workshop, 13:30 to 16:30 hrs, 26 September, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in cooperation with Geomatics Atlantic. To register, contact Andrea Buffam at tel 613-947-1298 or 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. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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..

19th annual International Submerged Lands Management Conference, 1-5 October 2000, Newport, Rhode Island. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2nd meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG), 3-5 October 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Climate Change Workshop 2000 - Community Forecast, 12-13 October 2000, Miramichi, New Brunswick. For information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Islands of the World VI Conference, 16-20 October 2000, Isle of Skye. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5th Annual International CARIS Conference and Educational Sessions, 24-27 October, New Orleans, Louisiana. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GI 2000, 25-26 October 2000, St. John's, Newfoundland. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COSU 2000, the International Conference on Coastal and Ocean Space Utilisation, 1-4 November 2000, Cancun, Mexico. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2nd Gulf of Maine Environmental Information Exchange Workshop, 2-4 November 2000, Saint John, New Brunswick.

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

 

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