Volume 7, No. 2

Promoting Cooperation to Maintain and Enhance
Environmental Quality in the Gulf of Maine

Summer 2003
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The 12th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species is scheduled for June 9 to 12 in Windsor, Ontario. This annual four-day conference is a comprehensive forum for the review of accumulated scientific knowledge on the impacts of aquatic invasive species, the most recent field research, technologies for control and mitigation, policies to prevent new introductions and approaches to effective public education and outreach initiatives. Topic include: policy, legislation and monitoring; environmental impacts; socio-economic impacts; monitoring and information exchange; education and outreach initiatives; vectors of introduction; and control technologies for industrial and non-industrial settings. Information is available at http://www.aquatic-invasive-species-conference.org/.

The Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network Atlantic will be hosting its 3rd Regional Workshop on June 11 to 13 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The theme is "The adaptation to climate change by Atlantic Canadian communities." A modeling workshop on climate
change scenarios will be held June 10 to 11 in conjunction with the regional workshop. See information at http://www.dal.ca/~cciarn/workshop3.html.

The Stewardship and Conservation in Canada National Conference is scheduled for July 3 to 6 in Victoria, British Columbia. The four major themes for the conference are: strategic directions, organizational advancement, program tools, and legal, economic and policy tools. The program will include three full days of concurrent regular sessions, plus at least one day of workshops offering more extensive training on issues such as fundraising, ecological gifts, board development, baselines and other mapping tools. A registration form and schedule can be downloaded at http://www.stewardship2003.ca.

Coastal Zone 03 Conference is scheduled July 13 to 17 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Coastal Zone conference series is the premier international gathering of ocean and coastal management professionals and attracts more than 1,200 participants from around the world. The Maryland Coastal Zone Management Division and Delaware Coastal Programs will host the conference. Four overarching themes will shape the discussions on coastal management past, present and future: port and harbor management; regional land management; management responses to coastal hazards; and management of aquatic resources. To register go to: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cz2003/.

Limnology Waterbirds 2003 will be held August 4 to 7 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, sponsored by Societas Internationalis Limnologiae Working Group on Aquatic Birds. Session topics include: methods for measurement of habitat quality for waterbirds; carrying capacity of wetland habitat; effect of waterfowl grazing on wetland habitat; role of waterbirds in wetland ecosystems; ecology of waterbirds in stream habitats; wetland habitat restoration techniques; ecology of coastal wetlands. To register access: http://www.links.umoncton.ca/lw/.

Watershed Approaches to Environmental Education Conference is scheduled September 25 to 28 at Slemon Park, Summerside, Prince Edward Island. The conference is sponsored by the Canadian Network of Environmental Educators and Communicators (EECOM) and the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP). With the focus on watershed approaches to learning, the conference will explore diverse methods of educational programming, environmental research, resource management, and environmental thought and culture. For information go to: http://www.bbema.ca/eecomacap/index.html.