Environmental Quality in the Gulf of Maine
Symposium 2004, jointly sponsored by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Office of Research and
Development, The Council of State Governments and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, will be held at the Hotel Viking in
Newport, Rhode Island on May 3 to 7. Three key themes will be explored:
monitoring the condition of aquatic resources; monitoring approaches
that help states and tribes integrate monitoring and assessment efforts
needed under the Clean Water Act; and monitoring to establish aquatic
life uses focusing on improvements to the Water Quality Standards. Contact:
Brian D. Melzian, U.S. EPA Atlantic Ecology Division (401) 782-3188
Massachusetts Bays Symposium sponsored by the Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP) will be held May 6 and 7. To complement the symposium, the MBP is developing a State of the Bays report on the conditions of Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Efforts are underway to protect and restore these resources, and develop goals to guide future work. For more information, see the conference web page at http://mass.gov/envir/massbays/conference.htm.
Coastal Zone Canada 2004 is scheduled for June 27 to 30 in St. John's, Newfoundland. CZC 2004 will focus on the increasingly complex challenges associated with understanding, maintaining, managing and governing coastal ecosystems. The overall theme is All Within One Ocean: Co-operation in Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Management in recognition of the increasingly diverse uses of the coasts and oceans. CZC 2004 will be the 6th in a series organized under the auspices of the Coastal Zone Canada Association. Registration and accommodation information is at http://www.czca-azcc.org/.
The Changing Bay of FundyBeyond 400 Years will be held September 29 to October 2 at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia. It coincides with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of French colonists in the Bay. It is the 6th Bay of Fundy Workshop organized by the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership. The workshop invites research papers, reviews, viewpoints, posters and demonstrations dealing with such topics as: Coastal and watershed issues affecting communities; The changing geology and geography of the Bay of Fundy; Economics and use of natural resources, past and present; Wildlife biology and conservation; and Restoration of coastal habitats. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 2. For more visit www.bofep.org or contact email@example.com.