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DECEMBER 2000

 ATLANTIC COASTAL DATABASE DIRECTORY
The Atlantic Coastal Database Directory is available at http://aczisc.dal.ca/acdd.htm. Updates are made to the metadata Directory on a monthly basis. If you would like to submit a metadata description for inclusion in the Directory, or to report errors and omissions, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 PETITCODIAC RIVERKEEPER
The Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is a non-profit organisation which has the main objective of bringing back the Petitcodiac River to ecological health. It is Canada's first chapter of a network of over 50 Keeper organisations located throughout the Americas.

 NEW CHAIR IN OCEAN MAPPING
The new holder of the Chair in Ocean Mapping and director of the Ocean Mapping Group at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Dr. Clark has been a member of the Group since it was established in 1991.

 NEW BRUNSWICK ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST FUND
31 January 2001 is the deadline for applications to the NB Environmental Trust Fund. The Fund provides assistance for projects aimed at protecting, preserving and enhancing the Province's natural environment. Details and an application guide are available.

 NATIONAL MARINE CONSERVATION AREAS: A NEWFOUNDLAND CASE HISTORY
A recent paper describes the marine protection initiative associated with Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland and reviews the reasons for its lack of support. To obtain a copy of the paper entitled When Marine Conservation Efforts Sink: What Can be Learned from the Abandoned Effort to Examine the Feasibility of a National Marine Conservation Area on the NE Coast of Newfoundland, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 TIDAL WETLAND RESTORATION IN THE GULF OF MAINE
The proceedings of the GPAC workshop on Regional Standards to Identify and Evaluate Tidal Wetland Restoration in the Gulf of Maine are now available. The Workshop was held on 2-3 June 1999 in Wells, Maine.

 CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE IN THE GULF OF MAINE
The Pilot Census of Marine Life in the Gulf of Maine is a research initiative that seeks to assess and explain the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine organisms in the Gulf. This is part of the international research program Census of Marine Life.

 CANADIAN MAP AND ATLAS EXHIBIT
The Canadian Cartographic Exhibit Committee is organizing the map and atlas exhibit for the Canadian contribution to the 20th Conference of the International Cartographic Association (Beijing, August 2001) and for the Conference of the Canadian Cartographic Association and the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (Montréal, June 2001). Submissions must be received by 1 February 2001. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 CANADIAN GEOSCIENCE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
The CGKN is an Internet-based network which will provide "one-window" Internet access to Canadian federal/provincial/territorial geoscience maps and publications. The CGKN's goal is to make information about Canada's geoscience resources more accessible.

 NEW ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
McGill professor Peter G. Brown in his book Ethics, Economics and International Relations: Transparent Sovereignty in the Commonwealth of Life proposes a new, more holistic economic system in which environmental protection is part of the "bottom line". For information, accesshttp://www.mcgill.ca/public/releases/2000/march/environment/.

 INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
ISER, based at Memorial University of Newfoundland, specializes in empirically-based social scientific research in Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, the Eastern Arctic, and the North Atlantic Rim. It is a centre of expertise in community and cultural studies, social and economic development, social impact assessment and policy evaluation.

 CLIMATE PARTNERS
The mission of Climate Partners is to bring people and organizations together to help them find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their website provides information on climate change, possible remedial action and allows users to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions by providing tools to calculate the impact of their activities.

 GLOBAL CORAL REEF MONITORING NETWORK
The Global Coral Reef Network was established by UNEP, IOC, WCU and WMO. A recent report from the Network states that 27% of the world's coral reefs are dead and predicted that 70% would be dead by the year 2050. The loss is due to global warming, pollution, fishing activity and other sources of stress.

 EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S NEW ICZM STRATEGY
The European Commission recently adopted the Communication to the Council and the European Parliament on Integrated Coastal Zone Management: a Strategy for Europe, including the Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Recommendation concerning the implementation of ICZM in Europe. The ICZM Strategy and Proposal can be downloaded.

 SEA STATE MEASUREMENTS VIA SATELLITE
Satellite Observing Systems recently carried out successful operational trials of its Sea State Alarm service. These trials confirmed that day-to-day operational planning is greatly assisted by direct provision of actual sea state conditions together with the wave model forecast. For details, access http://www.satobsys.co.uk/WWWaves and click on "Sea State Alarm" or visit http://www.ifremer.fr/metocean/shipping/alarm.htm for more information on the trials.

 CALL FOR PAPERS
15 January 2001 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to a special session on the Geology of Marine Habitat being held during the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, scheduled for 27-31 May 2001 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS
- 8-11 January 2001: Coastal GeoTools Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.

- 9 January 2001: Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative Workshop, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

- 25 January 2001: Ashkui Symposium: Knowledge, Culture and the Innu Landscape, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

- 15-17 February 2001: How to Farm the Seas II: the Science, Economics and Politics of Aquaculture on the West Coast, Vancouver, British Columbia.

- 19-22 February 2001: GIS2001, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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

 PRESENTATION ON THE UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE PROGRAM
The public is invited to attend a public presentation on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Program. It will take place on Monday, 4 December 2000 from 6:30 to 9:00 pmat the Wu Centre, Sir James Dunn Science Building, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. Special guests are Jim Birtch, Executive Director, Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association and Munju Ravindra, Parks Canada, who has studied the concept of a coastal biosphere reserve in Nova Scotia.

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