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 JUNE 14 - 16
The 26th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing is scheduled for June 14 to 16 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia at the Old Orchard Inn. The workshop is sponsored by the Canadian Remote Sensing Society. The theme is “Managing Resources and Monitoring Our Environment.” Topics include: Remote Sensing and Geomatics in Canada; Wetlands; Forests; Coastal Areas; Mapping and Monitoring with Moderate Resolution Sensors; RADARSAT-2; LIDAR; and Societal Implications of Remote Sensing. Click on “Conferences and Events” at www.casi.ca/.

 AUGUST 7 - 12
The 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America is scheduled for August 7 to 12 in Montréal, Québec. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the 9th International Congress of Ecology. The joint meeting of national and international ecological societies will present and evaluate ecological information at multiple scales and focus on cross-scale linkages. To obtain information on program development, registration and lodging visit the Web site of the Ecological Society of America [www.esa.org] or the International Association for Ecology [www.intecol.net].

 AUGUST 28, 29
The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers is scheduled for August 28 and 29 in St. John's Newfoundland, hosted by Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams. Information will be posted at www.negc.org/upcoming.html.

 SEPTEMBER 14 - 16
1st National Conference on Ecotourism in the USA, Bar Harbor, Maine, September 14 to 16. The International Ecotourism Society, together with the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring the first-ever national conference on the current status and future potential of ecotourism in the United States. It will bring together top experts in the field of travel and sustainable tourism to discuss the issues surrounding ecotourism planning and practices.. For more information contact Laura Ell at 202-347-9203 ext. 275, or at Laura@ecotourism.org. To download a registration form go to: http://ecotourism.org.

 SEPTEMBER 16 - 17
2nd New England Invasive Plant Summit will be held September 16 to 17 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, Massachusetts. The conference will highlight research and case studies on the management of invasive plant species. Invited speakers and panelists will offer perspectives on a variety of invasive species issues. Two half-day symposia and posters will enable researchers and those with extensive expertise to share their findings. Organizations and agencies will show displays highlighting their activities. For information go to www.ipane.org.

The ICES 2006, Fishing Technology in the 21st Century, is scheduled for October 29 to November 3 in Boston, Massachusetts. The five-day symposium will focus on the theme of integrating commercial fishing and ecosystem conservation. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a worldwide professional affiliation of over 1,600 marine scientists working collaboratively to fill gaps in marine science. For additional information on early registration visit: www.ices2006boston.com/.

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