Issue 22, January 2003

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Upcoming Meetings

  1. 23-25 January 2003, Global Change: Toward a Systemic View (Punta Arenas, Chile)
  2. 6-8 February 2003, Workshop on the South Atlantic Observing System (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  3. 9-13 February 2003, 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (Long Beach, California)
  4. 17-21 February 2003, Symposium on Marine Environment and Climate Change (Beihai, China)
  5. 3-6 March 2003, International Conference on Advances in Flood Forecasting in Europe (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  6. 10-15 March 2003, International Symposium on Environmental Change in Central Asia: Climate - Geodynamics - Evolution - Human Impact (Berlin, Germany)
  7. 16-21 March 2003, 4th Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science (Ventura, California)
  8. 16-23 March 2003, Third World Water Forum
  9. 23-27 March 2003, Fifth International Conference on Environmental Future: Environmental Future of Aquatic Ecosystems (Zurich, Switzerland)
  10. 24-28 March 2003, 7th International Conference On Southern Hemisphere Meteorology And Oceanography: Southern Ocean Weather and Climate Variability: Regional and Global Effects
  11. 24-27 March 2003, Climate Change at the Very End of a Warm Stage (Heidelberg, Germany)
  12. 31 March-3 April 2003, International Symposium on Climate Change (Beijing, China)
  13. 6-11 April 2003, EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly (Nice, France)
  14. 6-9 April 2003, 20th Annual Pacific Climate Workshop on Climate Variability of the Eastern North Pacific and Western North America (Pacific Grove, California)
  15. 8-10 April 2003, Global Climate Change and Biodiversity (Norwich, United Kingdom)
  16. 14-18 April 2003, 25th Annual National Hurricane Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  17. 22-24 April 2003, Earth Technologies Forum: Conference on Climate Change and Ozone Protection (Washington, DC)
  18. 5-10 May 2003, 35th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics and Advanced Research Workshop: Dying and Dead Seas (Liege, Belgium)
  19. 20-24 May 2003, Mangrove 2003: Connecting Research and Participative Management of Estuaries and Mangroves (Salvador, Brazil)
  20. 20-23 May 2003, Role of Zooplankton in Global Ecosystem Dynamics: Comparative Studies from the World Oceans
  21. 22-24 May 2003, International Conference on Energy and the Environment (Shanghai, China)
  22. 27-30 May 2003, Fourteenth Global Warming International Conference & Expo
  23. 4-6 June 2003, Fourth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (Siena, Italy)
  24. 14-18 June 2003, Chapman Conference on Ecosystem Interactions with Land-Use Change (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  25. 13-17 July 2003, Coastal Zone 03
  26. 1-5 September 2003, Fifth International Conference on Urban Climate (Lodz, Poland)
  27. 1-3 October 2003, First Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development 2003 (Skiathos Island, Greece)
  28. 5-9 October 2003, XI World Water Congress: Water Resources Management in the 21st Century (Madrid, Spain)
  29. 16-19 November 2003, First Young Scientists' Global Change Conference (Trieste, Italy)


Global Change: Toward a Systemic View

Where: Punta Arenas, Chile
When: 23-25 January 2003

Global Change: Toward a Systemic View will take place 23-25 January 2003 in Punta Arenas, Chile. This symposium will focus on physical and socio-economic issues in different ecosystems, with emphasis on findings of scientific research involving Latin America, in the context of Global Change. Topics include observations and evolution of the climatic system, biogeochemical cycles, climate change processes and impacts modeling, ocean-atmosphere-cryosphere-biosphere-lithosphere interactions; gas and aerosols inventory and projections, climate and society, and policies for environmental and global change research. Contact Ms. Sandra Covarrubias, Centro de Modelamiento Matemático, Universidad de Chile, PO Box 170, Correo 3, Santiago, Chile; email: scovarru@dim.uchile.cl; web: www.pages.unibe.ch/calendar/2003/arenas.html

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Workshop on the South Atlantic Observing System

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: 6-8 February

The Workshop on the South Atlantic Observing System (SACOS) will be held 6-8 February 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The workshop is motivated by the belief that the South Atlantic circulation influences the variability of the regional and global climate, yet remains one of the more poorly sampled portions of the World Ocean. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity to assess the role of the Tropical and South Atlantic Ocean as an entity. For more information, contact Gisleine Cunha (CPTEC / INPE), Rodovia Presidente Dutra, km 39, 12630-000 Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil; tel: 55 (12) 560-8495; fax: 55 (12) 561-2835; email giscunha@cptec.inpe.br; web: tucupi.cptec.inpe.br/pirata/index.shtml

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83rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society

Where: Long Beach, California
When: 9-13 February 2003

The 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society will be held 9-13 February 2003 in Long Beach, California. The meeting is being organized around the broad theme of water cycle variability and impacts. Two special interdisciplinary symposia are being organized to support the theme: "Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate," and "Impacts of Water Variability: Benefits and Challenges." The first symposium will explore our present ability to observe water in all its phases and reservoirs, and use these observations to improve our understanding of the variability of water as it relates to weather and climate on time scales ranging from a few hours to centuries. The second symposium will focus on all aspects of the impacts of water cycle variability on ecosystems and human society, including analysis of factors contributing to differences or changes in vulnerability, adaptive capacity and effective management of multiple objectives and competing demands. Contact the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108-3693; tel: 1-617-227-2425; fax: 617-742-8718; email: amsinfo@ametsoc.org; web: www.ametsoc.org/AMS/meet/83rdannual/

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2003 Symposium on Marine Environment and Climate Change

Where: Beihai, China
When: 17-21 February 2003

The 2003 Symposium on Marine Environment and Climate Change will be held 17-21 February 2003 in Beihai, China. Topics include large-scale air-sea interaction; oceanography in the South China Sea; oceanic numerical modeling; ocean circulation dynamics; remote sensing application in ocean; and coastal processes. For more information, contact LED/SCSIO/CAS, 164 West Xingang Road ,Guangzhou, China 510301; tel: 86-20-89023211; fax: 86-20-89023204; email yqqi@scsio.ac.cn; web: www.scsio.ac.cn

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International Conference on Advances in Flood Forecasting in Europe

Where: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
When: 3-6 March 2003

Delft Hydraulics LogoThe International Conference on Advances in Flood Forecasting in Europe will be held 3-6 March 2003 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Conference objectives are to exchange innovative methods on flood forecasting among scientists and operational forecasters and to discuss how to disseminate the results to stakeholders, end-users and decision-makers, and to contribute to reduction of flood risk through early warning and prolongation of the flood lead-time. Conference themes include weather forecasting, ensemble prediction, and use of radar; continental scale and large river flood and flash flood forecasting; flood inundation forecasting and modeling; dissemination of medium-range flood forecasts, model uncertainties and ensembles. For more information, contact Bob van Kappel, WL/Delft Hydraulics, PO Box 177, 2600 MH Delft, The Netherlands; tel: 31 15 285 85 85; fax: 31 15 285 85 82; email info.effs@wldelft.nl; web: www.wldelft.nl/gen/news/effs-conf/

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2003 International Symposium on Environmental Change in Central Asia: Climate - Geodynamics - Evolution - Human Impact

Where: Berlin, Germany
When: 10-15 March 2003

The 2003 International Symposium on Environmental Change in Central Asia: Climate - Geodynamics - Evolution - Human Impact will be held 10-15 March 2003 in Berlin, Germany. The symposium will focus on ecosystem research in desert areas, high mountains, basins and lowlands of Central Asia comprising the Late Quaternary to present time. The main research topics will be related to natural processes and influences on the landscape; climate and environmental changes during the Quaternary with respect to high resolution records; evolution of ecosystems with special focus on biogenic processes; the human impact, which has a growing and sustainable influence on ecosystems even in remote areas of Central Asia; and modeling and GIS. Contact Bernd Wünnemann, Ecosystem Dynamics in Central Asia (EDCA), Freie Universität Berlin, Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin, Germany; tel: 49 30 838 70 631; fax: 49 30 838 70 438; email: wuenne@zedat.fu-berlin.de; web: www.pages.unibe.ch/calendar/2003/First%20Circular.doc

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4th Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science

Where: Ventura, California
When: 16-21 March 2003

The 4th Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science will be held 16-21 March 2003 in Ventura, California. The conference will assess new information on high latitude oceans that documents the recent large-scale, interannual changes that have impacted many aspects of the northern and southern polar ocean systems. The physical bases of these changes and their impacts on physical, chemical, biological and coupled systems will be investigated. Ocean scientists working in the north or south polar oceans are encouraged to attend this conference. Attendance is by invitation following application, and will be limited to 135 persons on a first come-first served basis. For more information, visit the conference website: www.grc.org/programs/2003/polar.htm; email: grc@grc.org; fax: 1-401-783-7644.

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Third World Water Forum

Where: Kyoto, Japan
When: 16-23 March 2003

The Third World Water Forum will be held 16-23 March 2003 in Kyoto, Japan. Taking up the spirit of the 2nd World Water Forum, the 3rd World Water Forum is intended to be open to all stakeholders, to stimulate global awareness of water problems, to help generate action from the debates and ideas centered around the World Water Vision, and to contribute to concrete solutions of world water problems. A major focus will be on climate variability and change. A Ministerial Conference will be held during the Forum, where Ministers will work toward framing and adopting a political declaration concerning global water problems. For more information, contact the Forum Secretariat, 5th FL. 2-2-4 Kojimachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083, Japan; tel: 81-3-5212-1645; fax: 81-3-5212-1649; email: office@water-forum3.com;
web: www.worldwaterforum.org

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7th International Conference On Southern Hemisphere Meteorology And Oceanography: Southern Ocean Weather and Climate Variability: Regional and Global Effects

Where: Wellington, New Zealand
When: 24-28 March 2003

The 7th International Conference On Southern Hemisphere Meteorology And Oceanography: Southern Ocean Weather and Climate Variability: Regional and Global Effects will be held 24-28 March 2003 in Wellington, New Zealand. Sessions will focus on topics including: the southern oceans, Antarctica and the cryosphere, atmospheric chemistry and trace gases, and climate and culture. The conference organizers aim to take an inclusive view of weather and climate, encompassing all aspects of atmospheric and ocean sciences, and human responses and impacts upon climate variability and change. For further information, contact Jim Renwick, NIWA, PO Box 14901, Wellington, New Zealand; email: j.renwick@niwa.cri.nz; or George Kiladis, Aeronomy Laboratory, R/AL3, NOAA, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado, 80305-3328, USA; email: gkiladis@al.noaa.gov; web: metsoc.rsnz.govt.nz/7icshmo/Return to top of meetings or to the ENSO Signal, Issue 22 Home Page.


Fifth International Conference on Environmental Future: Environmental Future of Aquatic Ecosystems

Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: 23-27 March 2003

The Fifth International Conference on Environmental Future: Environmental Future of Aquatic Ecosystems will be held 23-27 March 2003 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference will assess threats to resilience and likely changes in 21 major aquatic systems over the next 25 years. For this purpose, leading scientists from around the world are engaged to review each of the major marine and freshwater systems. The meeting will offer environmental managers and opinion formers a unique and objective basis for environmental strategy formulation at regional and global levels. For more information, contact Christiane Rapin Nussbaumer, EAWAG, Department of Limnology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland; tel: 41 1 823 53 36; fax: 41 1 823 53 15; email icef@eawag.ch; web: www.icef.eawag.ch

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Climate Change at the Very End of a Warm Stage

Where: Heidelberg, Germany
When: 24-27 March 2003

A workshop on Climate Change at the Very End of a Warm Stage will be held 24-27 March 2003 in Heidelberg, Germany. It is the second workshop of the DEKLIM-EEM Project, a group proposal from eight universities and research institutes, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, to study the natural climate variability at the end of past warm stages and to predict the climate evolution at the end of a warm stage. For more information and a full program, contact Saskia Rudert, Workshop-Secretary, Institute for Geoscience, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21, 55099 Mainz, Germany; tel: 49 6131 39 23270; fax: 49 6131 39 24769; email rudert@mail.uni-mainz.de; web: www.uni-mainz.de/FB/Geo/Geologie/sedi/

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International Symposium on Climate Change (ISCC)

Where: Beijing, China
When: 31 March-3 April 2003

The International Symposium on Climate Change (ISCC) will be held 31 March-3 April 2003 in Beijing, China, in order to present and exchange state of the art advances in the studies on climate change and to facilitate the worldwide cooperation within the community of climate change studies. Topics include: observed climate variability and change, including paleo- and instrumental record analyses; detection and attribution of climate change; extreme climate events and their association with global climate change; processes and interactions within the climate system, including cryosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and human activities; global and regional modeling of climate change; impacts of and adaptation to climate change; and uncertainties in climate change science and the depicting methods. Contact Mr.Wang Bangzhong or Ms.Zhang Yan or Ms.Chao Qingchen, ISCC Office, National Meteorological Center, 46 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China; tel: +86-10-68406424; fax: +86-10-62175928; email: ISCC@cma.gov.cn; web: www.pages.unibe.ch/calendar/2003/climate.html

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20th Annual Pacific Climate Workshop on Climate Variability of the Eastern North Pacific and Western North America

Where: Pacific Grove, California
When: 6-9 April 2003

PACLIM LogoThe 20th Annual Pacific Climate Workshop on Climate Variability of the Eastern North Pacific and Western North America will be held 6-9 April 2003 in Pacific Grove, California. The special theme for the 2003 PACLIM Workshop will be integrated climate research in mountain regions. Special sessions will highlight current climate research of mountain regions in western North America, at scales from paleoclimate to future conditions, including physical, biological, and social aspects. The meeting will focus on analyses that integrate across mountain ranges, scales, and disciplines to arrive at insights about effects of climate variability on upland areas as well as implications to society. For more information, contact Janice Tomson, Long Beach City College, 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808; tel: 1-562-938-4448; fax:1-562-938-9253; email jtomson@lbcc.cc.ca.us; web: meteora.ucsd.edu/paclim/

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EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly

Where: Nice, France
When: 6-11 April 2003

EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly will be held 6-11 April 2003 in Nice, France. The European Geophysical Society, the American Geophysical Union and the European Union of Geosciences are organizing this event. Topics include ocean and atmospheric sciences, climate, energy, resources and the environment. One particular session invites contributions from scientists who try to understand the dynamics of ENSO, from those who study ENSO impacts on climate, society and ecosystems, and from those who are involved in ENSO forecasting. For more information, contact EGS Office, Max-Planck-Str. 13, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany; tel: 49-5556-1440; fax: 49-5556-4709; email egs@copernicus.org; www.copernicus.org/egsagueug/

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Global Climate Change and Biodiversity

Where: Norwich, United Kingdom
When: 8-10 April 2003

Global Climate Change and Biodiversity will be held 8-10 April 2003 in Norwich, United Kingdom. This international conference will present the findings of the latest scientific research into how the natural world is being affected by climate change and also how the natural world might respond in the future. It will provide a forum for the world's biologists and conservationists engaged in climate change work. The conference is the third in a series for scientists and others working on the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. Individual sessions include a cross section of the planet's major biomes: forests, marine, high latitudes and montane, managed landscapes and coasts. Each will report on observed impacts of climate change and on projections for the future, as well as the ability of biodiversity to adapt to climate change. For more information, contact Carol Roddy, Events Project Manager, The RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, UK; web: www.tyndall.ac.uk/biodiversityconf/welcome.html

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25th Annual National Hurricane Conference

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: 14-18 April 2003

The 25th Annual National Hurricane Conference will be held 14-18 April 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference aims to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. The conference will also serve as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve emergency management. For more information, contact the National Hurricane Conference, 2952 Wellington Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32309; tel: 1-850-906-9224; email mail@hurricanemeeting.com; web: hurricanemeeting.com

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Earth Technologies Forum: Conference on Climate Change and Ozone Protection

Where: Washington, DC
When: 22-24 April 2003

The Earth Technologies Forum: Conference on Climate Change and Ozone Protection will be held 22-24 April 2003 in Washington, DC. The 2002 Earth Technologies Forum provides information on two of the biggest environmental issues affecting industry today - climate change and stratospheric ozone protection. Technology development and dissemination are critical for industry's response to these environmental problems. Three days of conference sessions will provide a forum for discussion of current technologies and efforts to bring them into the marketplace. Contact Earth Technologies Forum, 2111 Wilson Blvd., 8th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201; tel: 1-703-807-4052; fax: 1-703-528-1734; email: earthforum@alcalde-fay.com; web: www.earthforum.com

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35th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics and Advanced Research Workshop: Dying and Dead Seas

Where: Liege, Belgium
When: 5-10 May 2003

The 35th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics and Advanced Research Workshop: Dying and Dead Seas will be held 5-10 May 2003 in Liège, Belgium. The meeting will consist of two parts: a a poster display and oral presentations of the posters; and a workshop assembling a small group of invited active and eminent scientists from various countries and all disciplines to foster a mutually beneficial exchange of information, including a survey of major recent discoveries, essential mechanisms, compelling question marks and valuable recommendations for future research and management decisions. For more information, contact Professor J. Nihoul, Model-environment, GHER, University of Liège, B5 Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liège, Belgium; fax : 32-4-366-2355; email J.Nihoul@ulg.ac.be; web: modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/Colloquium/2003.html#Introduction

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Role of Zooplankton in Global Ecosystem Dynamics: Comparative Studies from the World Oceans

Where: Gijon, Spain
When: 20-23 May 2003

The Role of Zooplankton in Global Ecosystem Dynamics: Comparative Studies from the World Oceans will be held 20-23 May 2003 in Gijon, Spain. Organized by the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), and the International Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC), the symposium will define current zooplankton ecology and determine key research initiatives to be pursued in the 21st century. A major focus of the meeting will be the effect of climate variability and global climate change on zooplankton, with an emphasis on the need for comparative studies between ocean basins. For further information, contact the PICES Secretariat, Institute of Ocean Sciences, PO Box 6000, Sidney, BC, Canada. V8L 4B2; tel: 1-250-363-6366; fax: 1-250-363-6827; email: secretariat@pices.int;
web: www.pices.int/meetings/gijon/gijon.asp

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Mangrove 2003: Connecting Research and Participative Management of Estuaries and Mangroves

Where: Salvador, Brazil
When: 20-24 May 2003

Mangrove 2003: Connecting Research and Participative Management of Estuaries and Mangroves will be held 20-24 May 2003 in Salvador, Brazil. The conference seeks to promote the necessary link between the generation of knowledge and environmental management, in order to enhance local participation in solutions for socio-environmental problems. Topics include: monitoring of estuarine and coastal areas; environmental management applied to mangrove and estuarine areas; environmental impacts of petroleum exploration in estuaries and mangroves; aquaculture; environmental conservation and damage mitigation; interdisciplinary approaches to conservation of estuaries and mangroves; social dynamics in estuarine environments; biodiversity; and mangrove structure and distribution. Contact Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Universidade Federal da Bahía, Instituto de Geociências - Instituto de Biologia Núcleo de Estudos Ambientais, Campus Universitário de Ondina, Salvador - Bahía - Brazil CEP: 40170-290; tel: 55 71 203 8561; fax: 55 71 332 4085; email: mangrove2003@ufba.br; web: www.mangrove2003.ufba.br/

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International Conference On Energy And The Environment (ICEE)

Where: Shanghai, China
When: 22-24 May 2003

The International Conference On Energy And The Environment (ICEE) will be held 22-24 May 2003 in Shanghai, China. Organized by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and George Washington University, this conference aims to provide an international forum for the discussion of clean city energy and related topics. It is ideally suited for energy and environmental professionals in government, academia, and industry as well as non-governmental organizations and consultants in the field. For a full list of topics, visit the conference website at www.gwu.edu/%7Eeem/ICEE/firstpagenew.htm or contact Dr. Daoping Liu, Executive Secretary, ICEE 2003, Univ. of Shanghai for Science and Technology, P.O. Box 224, No. 516, Jungong Road, Shanghai, 200093, China; tel: 86-21-65689564; fax: 86-21-65692958; email: dpliu@online.sh.cn

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Fourteenth Global Warming International Conference & Expo

Where: Boston, Massachusetts
When: 27-30 May 2003

The Fourteenth Global Warming International Conference & Expo (GWXIV) will be held 27-30 May 2003 in Boston, MA. The meeting will be called "Extreme Events & Energy, Agricultural and Natural Resource Management" and is intended for government, industry, and academic participants and will focus on scientific data and policy analysis. The subject categories include: the US Role in Future Climate Mitigation, El Niño-like Climate Change, Floods & Drought, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Regions Emergency Preparedness, Coral Reefs, Climate Networks (Ocean, Polar Region, Forests), Climate Change and Fire Impacts on Forestry, the Role of the Media, Education, Infectious Disease, and Global Warming and Public Health. For more information, contact GWXIV International Conference Program Committee, c/o The Global Warming International Center, 22W381 75th Street, Naperville IL 60565; tel: 1-630-910-1551; fax: 1-630-910-1561; email: gw14@globalwarming.net; web: www.globalwarming.net

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Fourth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development

Where: Siena, Italy
When: 4-6 June 2003

The Fourth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development will be held 4-6 June 2003 in Siena, Italy. The meeting will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of recent work on aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, including engineering and modeling. The aim of the conference is to encourage and facilitate the interdisciplinary communication among scientists, engineers, economists and professionals working on ecological systems and sustainable development. Special sessions will focus on research in ecological modeling, socioeconomic ecology, conservation, management and recovery, information techniques, health, and development. For more information, contact Gabriella Cosutta, Conference Secretariat, ECOSUD2003, Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK; tel: 44 238 029 3223; fax: 44 238 029 2853; email: gcossutta@wessex.ac.uk; web: www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/ecosud03/

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Chapman Conference on Ecosystem Interactions with Land-Use Change

Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
When: 14-18 June 2003

The Chapman Conference on Ecosystem Interactions with Land-Use Change will be held 14-18 June 2003 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference will bring together researchers to address various aspects of ecosystem responses to land-use change and the feedbacks to sustainable land use. Sessions will address the responses and feedbacks over a range of ecosystems at multiple scales from local to regional to global. Opportunities will be provided for researchers working on different aspects of land use/land cover to share information on methodological approaches, observational strategies, and feedbacks among ecosystem processes. Topics will include biogeochemical interactions with land-use change; implications of land use change for water quality and quantity; biophysical feedbacks to climate; land-use change and human welfare; effects of land-use change on biodiversity; and observing and predicting land-use change. Contact American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009-1277; tel: 1-202-462-6900; fax: 1-202-328-0566; email: meetinginfo@agu.org; web: www.agu.org/meetings/cc03acall.html

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Coastal Zone Management Through Time

Where: Baltimore, Maryland
When: 13-17 July 2003

NEAR LogoCoastal Zone Management Through Time will be held 13-17 July 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland. Four overarching themes and a number of subthemes will shape the discussions on coastal management past, present, and future. The four overarching conference themes are: port and harbor management, regional land management, management responses to coastal hazards, and management of aquatic resources. For more information, contact Gale Peek, Coastal Zone 03 Conference Manager; tel: 1-843-740-1231; email gale.peek@noaa.gov; web: www.csc.noaa.gov/cz2003
The International Conference on the Impact of Global Environmental Problems on Continental and Coastal Marine Waters will be held 16-18 July 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will provide a forum for the presentation of original research and scientific overviews on major global environmental issues that directly or indirectly impact continental and coastal waters. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of water resources, water-related risk and impact on aquatic habitat are major targets. Topics to be discussed include: impact of global climate change on water resources and the hydrological cycle; water-related environmental risk of global importance; transboundary pollution; species invasions and their impact on aquatic ecosystems; desertification; continental fluxes to the coastal ocean; and impact of increased urbanization on water resources and aquatic ecosystems. For more information, contact Jenny Walker, Liquid Assets, Morawel, Glanmor Terrace, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9PS, UK; email morawel@ tinyworld.co.uk; web: www.unige.ch/sciences/near/

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Fifth International Conference on Urban Climate

Where: Lodz, Poland
When: 1-5 September 2003

The Fifth International Conference on Urban Climate will be held 1-5 September 2003 in Lodz, Poland. The conference aims to provide an international forum where the world's urban climatologists can meet to showcase and discuss modern developments in research,and the application of climatic knowledge to the design of better cities. ICUC-5 caters to the interests of a diverse community of meteorologists, climatologists, hydrologists, ecologists, engineers, architects and planners. For more information, contact the Secretariat of ICUC-5, Dept. of Meteorology and Climatology, University of Lodz, Lipowa 81, 90-568 Lodz , Poland; tel: +48 42 639 0395; fax: +48 42 639 0396; email: icuc5@geo.uni.lodz.pl; web: www.geo.uni.lodz.pl/~icuc5/

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First Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development 2003

Where: Skiathos Island, Greece
When: 1-3 October 2003

The First Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development 2003 will be held 1-3 October 2003 in Skiathos Island, Greece. The conference will address spatial planning and regional development in an integrated way, as well as in accordance with the principles of sustainability. The conference will be of interest to planners, environmentalists, engineers, ecologists, economists, policy makers, researchers and academics involved in the field of sustainability. For more information, contact Rachel Green, Conference Secretariat, Sustainable Planning & Dev 2003, Wessex Institute of Technology Conferences, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK; fax: 44 238 029 2853; email rgreen@wessex.ac.uk; web: www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/planning03/

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XI World Water Congress: Water Resources Management in the 21st Century

Where: Madrid, Spain
When: 5-9 October 2003

XI World Water Congress LogoThe XI World Water Congress: Water Resources Management in the 21st Century will be held 5-9 October 2003 in Madrid, Spain. This meeting will focus on making the fullest possible use of research in solving water resource problems. Major themes are: water planning under uncertainty (climatic variability and changes); valuing water; impact of new technologies in water management; relevance and sustainability of intensive groundwater developments; water infrastructure development; influence of socioeconomic, cultural, and religious factors in water resources policies; and funding and participation in water management. For more information, contact the XI World Water Congress, Centro de Estudios Hidrográficos, Paseo Bajo Virgen del Puerto,3, 28005 Madrid, Spain; fax: 34 913357922; email wwater2003@cedex.es; web: www.cedex.es/iwracongress2003/en/hoja2_en.htm

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First Young Scientists' Global Change Conference

Where: Trieste, Italy
When: 16-19 November 2003

The First Young Scientists' Global Change Conference will be held 16-19 November 2003 in Trieste, Italy. The conference offers a platform for young scientists to present their research findings to leading scientists in the field. It is intended to stimulate competition, encourage excellence, reward outstanding performance, and encourage the development of personal and institutional networks. Submissions of papers and posters are invited from young scientists (age 35 years or less) on the physical, biological and human aspects of global change. For more information, contact Kristy Ross, Climatology Research Group, University of the Witwatersrand; fax: 27 11 717-6535; email: kristy@crg.bpb.wits.ac.za; web: www.start.org/Fellowships/YS_Conference.html

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