The 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will be held in Chicagoat the Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60601 USA . The theme, "Our Planet and Its Life: Origins and Futures," recognizes 2009 as the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection." The meeting will feature more than 150 symposia and lectures on frontier research topics and policy issues in evolution, energy, the environment, sustainable development and more [more information]
A workshop on the Status, Trends, and Conservation of Eelgrass in the northeastern United States and Canada will be held February 24-25, 2009, at the Regency Hotel in Portland, Maine, USA. The objective of the workshop is the timely dissemination of information regarding the science and conservation of eelgrass among federal, state, and provincial agencies and environmental organizations. This event is hosted by Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, Friends of Casco Bay, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, and Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership. Additional sponsors include James W. Sewall Co., Maine Coastal Program, and US Geological Survey. There is no fee to attend the workshop but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Hilary Neckles to register by January 20, 2009.
Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Working Group meeting in Portsmouth, NH, March 25 and 26. For more information e-mail Michelle Chisholm.
BFR2009 11th Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants is scheduled for May 19 and 20 at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The limit is 200 attendees. Deadline for submitting scientific abstracts in march 15. Topics will include: analytical chemistry, toxicology, fate and environmental behaviour monitoring and surveillance, risk assessment and management
For more information Details on workshop registration, abstract submission, and accomodations can be found on the BFR2009 website.