29 de mai de 2005

No mar

No mar
 
Este site passara um mes sem atualizacoes!
 
Estarei participando de um cruzeiro oceanografico no mar do Timor e Arafura, entre a Australia e o Timor Leste. Nao terei acesso a internet, ficando impossibilitado de atualizar o site.
 
Visitem os links desta pagina. Eles tambem cointem varias informacoes atualizadas!!!
 
Saudacoes Oceanograficas,
 
Felipe

25 de mai de 2005

15th APD IAHR

15th APD IAHR


Dear All,
The 15th congress of the Asian Pacific division of the IAHR will be held during 7-10th Aug, 2006 in IIT Madras, Chennai,INDIA The theme of the congress is 'Water for Life: Development and Management'.

A symposium on maritime hydraulics will be held concurrently. Abstracts are invited on Surface & Ground water resources, Coveyence & distribution systems,Environmental Management,Coastal & River Hydraulics, Socio-economic & Institutional aspects, tsunami & its impact.

The dead line for the submission of abtracts is 15 October 2005.

For complete details, please visit
http://www.oec.iitm.ac.in/iahr

--
Dr. V.SUNDAR
Professor & Head
Department of Ocean Engineering,
Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600036, India
Phone : (Off) 0091 44 2257 4800/1/9
        (fax) 0091 44 2257 4802
        (Resi)0091 44 2257 6809
Mobile: 944400 8621
Website : http://www.geocities.com/vsun2005

24 de mai de 2005

Announcement of Coastal Sediments 07 conference, May 13-17, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana

Announcement of Coastal Sediments 07 conference, May 13-17, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dear Colleagues,  

Please visit http://www.asce.org/conferences/cs07/ to learn about the upcoming Coastal Sediments 07 conference to be convened in New Orleans,

Louisiana, May 13-17, 2007.  The theme of the conference is "Coastal Engineering and Science in Cascading Spatial and Temporal Scales," with the sub theme "Celebrating 30 years of the Coastal Sediments Conference Series."   

The Hotel Intercontinental New Orleans, one of the best hotels in the city, is the conference venue, and we have negotiated an excellent rate for participants.  The hotel, located just three blocks from the famed Bourbon Street, can accommodate all conference participants, and the excellent meeting facilities are located on one floor for convenience in moving between sessions and viewing exhibitor booths.   

Other information, such as conference subjects, can be found on the CS07 web site.  Short courses and technical tours are under development.  

Sincerely,  
Nick Kraus  
for the Coastal Sediments

07 Organizing Committe

19 de mai de 2005

40th European Marine Biology Symposium

40th European Marine Biology Symposium

This one more reminder to register for the 40th European Marine
Biology Symposium held at Vienna, August 21-25, 2005. We have a great programme for both topics, "Remote and inaccessible marine habitats" including a full day Special Thematic Symposium on "Seamounts and other abrupt topographies" convened by Thomas Schlacher and Malcolm Clark and "Advances in underwater observation and experimentation" with again a Special Thematic Symposium on "Field applications of microsensors" convened by Kay Vopel.

Please consult our website
http://www.promare.at/embs40
for
information on the programme, participants, keynote speakers and abstracts. We have extended the deadline for early registration with reduced conference fee to May 31.

If you have already registered, please disregard the message. If you
receive it more than once, please be rather flattered than annoyed ­ you may be on more than one of our mailing lists. We are looking forward to seeing you at Vienna and promise a scientifically and socially exciting meeting.

Best regards


Joerg Ott (for the Organising Committee)

18 de mai de 2005

Coastal Erosion Conference - Houston, TX, Sept. 14-16, 2005

Coastal Erosion Conference - Houston, TX, Sept. 14-16, 2005

The Texas General Land Office announces its 2005 Coastal Erosion Technical Conference to be held in Houston, Texas, September 14 ? 16, 2005.


Abstracts for presentations are now being accepted in the following categories:


Beach Nourishment

Shoreline Protection Solutions

Sand Source and Sediment Management Studies

 Hydrodynamic Modeling

Shoreline Change Studies

 Wetland/Habitat Restoration

 Economic Studies

 Coastal Hazard Mitigation

 Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence

Coastal Erosion Program and Policy Issues



Visit the following General Land Office conference website for registration and abstract submission:

17 de mai de 2005

MANIFESTO DA OCEANOGRAFIA BRASILEIRA

MANIFESTO DA OCEANOGRAFIA BRASILEIRA

Aos interessados em Oceanografia, leiam este documento.

III EPEA ? Encontro de Pesquisa em Educação Am biental, em Ribeirão Preto de 10 a 13 de julho

Encontro de Pesquisa em Educação Ambiental acontece de 10 a 13 de julho

De 10 a 13 de julho, acontece na Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras da USP de Ribeirão Preto o III EPEA ? Encontro de Pesquisa em Educação Ambiental. A organização do evento conta com a participação dos programas de pós-graduação em Ecologia e Recursos Naturais e em Educação da UFSCar, onde foi realizada a última edição do EPEA, em 2003. Os demais organizadores do evento são o Grupo de Pesquisa em Ensino de Ciências do Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Formação do Educador da FFCLRP/USP e o Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da Unesp de Rio Claro.

Aprofundar as discussões sobre as abordagens epistemológicas e metodológicas iniciadas nesse último encontro é justamente um dos objetivos do III EPEA, juntamente com a discussão, análise e divulgação dos trabalhos de pesquisa em educação ambiental desenvolvidos no âmbito dos programas de pós-graduação e em outros espaços institucionais e não institucionais.

http://sites.ffclrp.usp.br/epea3

FIRST BRAZILIAN SYMPOSIUM ON DUNES SYSTEMS

FIRST BRAZILIAN SYMPOSIUM ON DUNES SYSTEMS
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COASTAL DUNES

"Management and sustainable development"

http://aoceano.org.br/dune
/index.php

15 de mai de 2005

Grande Perda da Limnologia

Falecimiento do Dr. Robert Wetzel

Caracas, 13/8/05

Estimados colegas:

En la página de la Asociación Española de Limnología se publicó una comunicación del Dr. Gene Likens, Presidente de la SIL, anunciando el sensible fallecimiento del Dr. Robert G. Wetzel. A continuación, se transcribe la comunicación del Dr. Likens:

I am deeply saddened to report that SIL General Secretary and Treasurer, Professor Dr. Robert G. Wetzel passed away at his home on Monday, 18 April 2005 at 2100 hr. This is a momentous loss for his family, friends, colleagues,many past students and postdoctoral associates, and the entire aquatic and limnological research community. His prodigious scientific productivity, boundless energy, attention to detail and kind, generous and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.

Prof. Wetzel received many awards and accolades for his scientific work, and recently was awarded the Hutchinson Science Laureate Award. For more than 3 decades, he was the guiding hand and "glue" for SIL. We all are deeply in his debt for his leadership of, devotion to and admiration for SIL, our professional society. He was an outstanding colleague and dear friend. Memorial arrangements have not yet been finalized, but for those desiring to donate in his memory, Prof. Wetzel's family is requesting that donations be made to SIL through Ms. Denise Johnson, SIL Administrative Assistant,

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health,
Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, CB # 7431, 124 Rosenau
Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431.
Gene E. Likens,
President of SIL

Paz a sus restos.

Ernesto J. González Rivas
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Instituto de Biología Experimental
Laboratorio de Limnología
Apartado 47106 - Los Chaguaramos
Caracas 1041 - Venezuela
Fax: 58-212-7535897
E-mal: ergonza@reacciun.ve

13 de mai de 2005

Panorama global

Panorama global
11/05/2005

Agência FAPESP - Um olhar mais preciso sobre a Terra estará disponível em alguns dias. A Nasa, a agência espacial norte-americana, programou para esta quarta-feira (11/5) o lançamento de um novo satélite ambiental.

O instrumento é parte do programa de observação terrestre conduzido em conjunto com outra agência do governo dos Estados Unidos, a Administração Nacional Oceânica e Atmosférica (Noaa).

"O satélite é uma peça fundamental para estabelecer um eficiente sistema dos sistemas de observação globais, uma vez que reforçará nosso conhecimento sobre o atual estado ambiental em todo o planeta", disse Gregory Withee, administrador da Noaa.

O novo satélite, que quando entrar em órbita passará a se chamar Noaa-18, funcionará em conjunto com o Noaa-17 e substituirá o Noaa-16, em operação desde 2000. Com órbita polar, o satélite deverá coletar dados da superfície e da atmosfera terrestre que serão usados também para o desenvolvimento de modelos de previsão do clima.

O Noaa-18 carrega ainda instrumentos usados no Sistema de Localização para Busca e Resgate ? conhecido como Cospas-Sarsat ?, que auxilia na identificação de situações de emergência, especialmente em alto-mar. Segundo a agência norte-americana, o sistema já ajudou no salvamento de mais de 18 mil pessoas em todo o mundo desde 1982.

O Noaa-18 é o décimo quinto de uma série de satélites com órbita polar lançados a partir de 1978. O próximo deverá ser colocado em órbita em dezembro de 2007. Nas primeiras três semanas após o lançamento do novo satélite, o controle operacional será da Nasa, que fará todos os testes para confirmar se o funcionamento está correto. Em seguida, o comando será transferido para a Noaa.

12 de mai de 2005

IV Congresso de Bioincrustação

<span style="font-weight: bold;"> IV Congresso de Bioincrustação</span><br> <br> No periodo de 24 a 28 de julho vai ocorrer no hotel da marinha em arraial do cabo o IV Congresso de Bioincrustação.<br> <br> Para maiores informaçoes acessem o site a baixo:<br> <br> <div><a href="http://www.ieapm.mar.mil.br/bioinc/index.htm" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://www.ieapm.mar.mil.br/bioinc/index.htm</a></div>

9 de mai de 2005

FAPESP lança biblioteca virtual

FAPESP lança biblioteca virtual

09/05/2005

Agência FAPESP - A FAPESP inaugura no próximo dia 10 de maio mais um serviço para a comunidade científica e tecnológica brasileira. Trata-se da Biblioteca Virtual do Centro de Documentação e Informação da FAPESP (BV-CDi), que reúne diversas fontes de informação sobre ciência, tecnologia e inovação (C,T&I) em uma única plataforma na internet.

A partir do endereço www.bv.fapesp.br - que estará no ar a partir da terça-feira (10/5) -, o usuário acessa diversas bases de dados referenciais de informações da FAPESP, como projetos de pesquisa, diretório de eventos e teses, além de reportagens publicadas pela imprensa sobre a Fundação e notícias gerais de C,T&I.

A inauguração será na sede da FAPESP, em São Paulo, em evento que também contará com o lançamento do livro Indicadores de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação ? 2004. As duas novidades integram homenagem ao professor Francisco Romeu Landi (1933-2004), que foi integrante do Conselho Superior, diretor-presidente do Conselho Técnico-Administrativo e presidente da Fundação e responsável pelos dois projetos.

O novo serviço vai contribuir para a preservação e disseminação da memória institucional da FAPESP e colaborar para aumentar a quantidade e a qualidade de conteúdos nacionais em C,T&I que circulam nas redes eletrônicas e nas novas mídias.

"A BV-CDI pretende estabelecer um modelo de biblioteca virtual de fundação de amparo à pesquisa para geração de produtos e serviços destinados à comunidade acadêmica e de pesquisa, seguindo normas e padrões internacionais de tratamento da informação e de comunicação de dados", explica Rosaly Fávero Krzyzanowski, coordenadora operacional do projeto.

O projeto da BV-CDI está sendo desenvolvido em parceria com o Centro Latino-americano e do Caribe de Informação em Ciências da Saúde (Bireme/Opas/OMS). Outros parceiros da iniciativa são o Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), o Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas da USP (SIBi/USP) e o Laboratório de Jornalismo Científico (Labjor), da Universidade Estadual de Campinas. A BV-CDI abrange todas as áreas do conhecimento e está em fase inicial de armazenagem de dados.

Estímulo à memória científica

Em 2003, foi elaborada por uma Comissão Especial criada pelo Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) a Proposta de Política Nacional de Preservação da Memória da Ciência e da Tecnologia, que contou com contribuição de representantes de entidades nacionais envolvidas no tema, dentre as quais o então diretor-presidente do Conselho Técnico-Administrativo da FAPESP, Francisco Romeu Landi.

Das recomendações da proposta, duas ganharam destaque. A primeira dizia que cada instituição envolvida na produção do conhecimento científico e tecnológico, como as agências de fomento à pesquisa, precisa "dispor de infra-estrutura adequada e pessoal especializado para a preservação de seus acervos e desenvolver seus próprios arquivos ou centros de memória".

A segunda recomendação foi sobre o papel multiplicador necessário à divulgação científica no país. "A sociedade precisa tomar conhecimento do alongado esforço nacional de produção do saber", disse o texto.

Em sintonia com essas recomendações, o Centro de Documentação e Informação da FAPESP teve início em 2003, com a missão de "promover e tornar disponível à comunidade científica o acesso à produção científica e tecnológica, de caráter público, gerada pela FAPESP e/ou com o seu apoio financeiro", por meio da criação da Biblioteca Virtual.

"Em 2004, atividades foram realizadas para identificar, reunir e indexar essa documentação em bases de dados referenciais, com o intuito de a contribuir para a preservação da memória institucional da Fundação, como também para dar maior visibilidade a essa 'produção do saber' em C&T à sociedade científica brasileira, conforme as recomendações da Proposta de Política Nacional de Preservação da Memória da Ciência e da Tecnologia", conta Rosaly Fávero Krzyzanowski.

BV-CDi: www.bv.fapesp.br

8 de mai de 2005

Funding : Climate and Global Change Program 2006

<span><span style="font-weight: bold;">Funding : Climate and Global Change Program 2006</span><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Climate and Global Change Program FY 2006 Federal Register Announcement includes a call for proposals under the new Sector Applications Research Program (SARP). The SARP objectives include:<br> <br> a) The provision of new or synthesized science-based knowledge that&nbsp; results in the identification and reduction of vulnerability to climate variability and change in key socio-economic sectors;<br> <br> b) The enhanced and increasingly sophisticated use of climate information, including forecasts, in decision making; and<br> <br> c) The development of a research and operations agenda that increasingly meets the need of the Nation and NOAA through an understanding by scientists and science managers of stakeholder requirements.<br> <br> Within this overall program framework, we have identified &quot;climate and coasts&quot; and &quot;climate and water resources&quot; as the key focal areas for&nbsp; the 2006 SARP FRN.&nbsp; From a programmatic perspective, each of these sector areas can be viewed as organizing/integrating systems that serve as a plane for understanding and addressing many complex socio-economic issues which are influenced by climate. We anticipate that proposals, then, could span a range of topics within each of the coastal and water resource sectors, including urban development,transboundary resources, ecosystems, natural hazards, transportation,etc.&nbsp; <br> <br> The formal process and deadlines associated with applying to the SARP can be found at <a href="http://www.ogp.noaa.gov">www.ogp.noaa.gov</a> (the first one is coming up on May 20).<br> </span>

THE ECDYSIAST


2006 COASTLAB06 ----- Preliminary Announcement and call for abstracts

Preliminary Announcement and call for abstracts

2006 COASTLAB06

1st International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection

2006, May 2nd ? 4th
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal

 
The First International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection ? CoastLab06, will take place from May 2nd to 4th, 2006 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in Portugal. This conference will provide a general forum for enhancing interdisciplinary interactions, dialogue, and cooperation among scientists interested in physical coastal modelling, as well as laboratory equipment suppliers.

 
This is the first call for papers. All interested persons are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Both oral and poster presentations will require an abstract.

Original papers on physical model experiments both on scale and in prototype are invited. Practical papers detailing the design, construction, instrumentation and results of model tests, as well as theory, measurement, analysis and modelling for the following topics are encouraged.

§           Waves: generation, theories, prediction;

§           Structures: types, interactions and structural responses;

§           Measuring Techniques: pressures, velocities, forces;

§           Erosion/Scour: assessment, control;

§           Scale Effects: control, techniques;

§           Natural Hazards Assessment.

All abstracts should be emailed as one word-file attachment to fpinto@fe.up.pt . Deadline for receipt of abstracts is October 15, 2005.

 
Registration forms and fees, as well as other relevant information on the conference are available on the conference web site
http://www.fe.up.pt/~lpneves/coastlab06 .

 
CoastLab06 is set to be a great meeting and we look forward to seeing you in Portugal.

 
The CoastLab06 Organising Committee

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* Please forward this information on to any colleagues that you think may be interested in attending or exhibiting at the conference.

X Congresso da ABEQUA / outubro 2005

X Congresso da ABEQUA

Outubro 2005

Prezados (as) Senhores (as),

Enviamos, anexo, o folder do X Congresso da Associação Brasileira de Estudos do Quaternário - ABEQUA, com informações sobre o evento.

Informamos que o site do evento ( http://www.abequa2005.geologia.ufrj.br) já está disponível e em constante atualização.

Para outros esclarecimentos, pedimos que entrem em contato com a secretaria do evento.

Atenciosamente,
Secretaria do X Congresso da ABEQUA

Av. Nilo Peçanha, 50/ sala 1610 - Centro
Cep: 20044-900 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Tel: (21) 2220-2097 / Fax: (21) 2220-2305
meta@wb.com.br

4 de mai de 2005

III International Workshop on Fossil Eumalacostraca

The III International Workshop on Fossil Eumalacostraca will be held in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, March 8-11, 2006.

I know is still early, and this is not my last message to you. I only want to give you some information on costs by this time of the year. You can make reservations in some hotels, but if you need assistance, we will be more than happy to get information from other hotels.

Please visit the website www.cascadia.org (on Meeting info) to see manuscript guidelines for the Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, now included in the SCI. 

Manuscripts should be sent before September 2, 2005, to Francisco J. Vega, Instituto de Geología, UNAM. Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, México DF 04510, México. (Ph) 52-55-56224320. A maximum of 10 pages per contribution, including figures, is desirable. Manuscripts can be sent electronically to the address: vegver@servidor.unam.mx

The cost for the event will be 150US, to be deposited before September 30, 2005, on account 60510789641 of Banca Serfin, Suc. 5601, Plaza Metropolitana. You may need a key number to make the deposit from your bank, which is: 003180605107896413.
Please send a copy of your deposit to my email address:
vegver@servidor.unam.mx
The fee will include a copy of the Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, wellcome party, lunch for three days, cofee during sessions, fieldtrip and dinner last day.
 

The cost to be paid in Tuxtla is 180US.

Please visit www.guiavtp.com for possible cheaper alternatives to visit Tuxtla Gutiérrez. These packages include hotel and breakfast, as well as plane ticket.

You can also have information on costs and packages in: http://www.mexicana.com/main/, http://www.aviacsa.com/WEB/english/ser_aviacsa/aviacsa.html

For your information, I am including some costs and schedules of flights between Mexico City and Tuxtla Gutiérrez:

Costs for April 2004
Mexico City-Tuxtla Gutiérrez-Mexico City
Mexicana (operated by Aerocaribe) - $ 250.00
Aviacsa - $ 330.00

México - Tuxtla

company   flight  departure arrival
Aerocaribe 7021    06.30      07.55 (mon-sun)
                7129     09.25     10.50 (mon-sun)
                7112     13.35     15.50 (one stop in Oaxaca - a beautiful city!)
                7011     16.30     17.55 (mon-sun)

Schedule Tuxtla - Mexico

company   flight  departure  arrival
Aerocaribe 7009    07.10      08.35
                 7022    08.25      09.50
                 7128   11.20       12.45
                 7010   12.30       13.55
                 7130   16.00       17.25
                 7012   17.15       18.40

Schedule Mexico - Tuxtla

company    flight  departure   arrival
Aviacsa      217     06.30       07.50
                 239     09.30       10.50
                 211     11.00       12.55
                 237     14.58       16.18
                 213     15.55       17.15

Schedule Tuxtla - Mexico

company     flight  departure  arrival
Aviacsa        218    08.15      09.50
                 238    11.30      13.00
                 212    13.40      15.10
                 214    17.50      19.20

There are more options to fly Tuxtla, only wanted to give some examples.
Please keep on looking from time to time to the website, as I will include more information soon.

Saludos cordiales,
Francisco

Francisco J. Vega
Instituto de Geología, UNAM
Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán
México, DF 04510
México
Ph. +52-55-56224320
Fax+52-55-56224288
vegver@hotmail.com
fvega@kent.edu

8º Encontro Nacional sobre Gestão Empresarial e Meio Ambiente
04/05/2005

Agência FAPESP - A 8ª edição do Encontro Nacional sobre Gestão Empresarial e Meio Ambiente ocorrerá de 9 a 11 de novembro, no Rio de Janeiro, com o tema central "Responsabilidade Socioambiental num Mundo Globalizado".

O prazo para enviar propostas de trabalhos a serem apresentados no evento se encerra no dia 6 de maio.

O encontro, promovido pela Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo e pela Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e Empresas, tem o objetivo de promover o intercâmbio entre as empresas e o meio ambiente, com base nos princípios do desenvolvimento sustentável.

Mais informações: www.ebape.fgv.br/engema.

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program & Fulbright Brazil Program Launch Cooperative Effort; Year of Study in U.S. to Enhance Intellectual Exposure, Networking Potential

5/4/2005 10:00:00 AM


To: National Desk

Contact: Adriana Thoen of the International Fellowships Fund, 212-984-5558 or ATHOEN-fordifp@iie.org

NEW YORK, May 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) and the Brazil-United States Fulbright scholarship program are proud to announce a new "Cooperative Initiative" to offer selected Brazilian IFP Fellows the opportunity to study for one year in the United States with Fulbright program support while pursuing doctoral studies in Brazil sponsored by IFP.

The initiative aims to help improve diversity in the Brazil Fulbright Program, so that it can support candidates from groups that have traditionally lacked access to higher education. It will also enhance the intellectual exposure and expand the networking potential for Brazilian IFP Fellows who choose to study in their home country and build a new generation of Brazilian social justice leaders with a deeper knowledge of the United States.

"This collaboration will help the Fulbright program reach out to more of Brazil's very diverse groups," said Luiz Valcov Loureiro, executive director of the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Brazil, which oversees the Fulbright Program in Brazil. "We believe that improving educational access as broadly as possible will help promote greater social justice and democratic development in our society."

Approximately six Brazilian Ph.D. students are expected to study in the United States each year under the new arrangement. The Commission will support up to nine months of a doctoral research program at a U.S. institution for the selected IFP Fellows. The Commission will also offer these Fellows up to six months of English language training in the U.S. before they begin their U.S. doctoral research.

"IFP Fellows in Brazil come from many of the country's most remote and least developed areas," noted Joan Dassin, executive director of the International Fellowships Fund and former Ford Foundation representative in Brazil. "They will carry home from their studies new techniques and new contacts to help them address the most serious challenges facing their communities."

The Brazil Fulbright program was launched in 1957. It is managed by a board of seven Brazilians and seven Americans living in Brazil. Through 47 years, it has sponsored thousands of Brazilians and Americans to study in each other's countries, learn about new cultures, and to increase awareness of the diversity of ideas, values, world views and ways of life between the two countries.

IFP began in Brazil in 2002. It is administered by the Carlos Chagas Foundation in Sao Paulo, one of the 15 "International Partners" worldwide that IFP relies on to ensure that this global program reflects local realities and needs. In Brazil, extensive outreach is undertaken to find candidates who identify themselves as Black or Indigenous, who were born Brazil's less-developed north, northeast or central-western regions, and who are from a family with few economic and educational opportunities. On an individual basis, Brazilian IFP candidates are evaluated by independent external selection committees that assess academic and leadership potential, social and community commitment, and academic and research goals.

"We are very pleased to be working with both IFP and the Brazil Fulbright Program to expand the international experience of highly capable and committed Brazilians who will be among our country's next generation of leaders," said Fulvia Rosemberg, director of the Carlos Chagas Foundation. "We must understand the best learning from the entire world to most effectively address our challenges at home."

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The Fulbright Program

The flagship international educational program sponsored by the United States Government, the Fulbright Program is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." With this goal, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants worldwide - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study and teach in each other's countries, exchange ideas, and develop joint solutions to address shared concerns. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 4,500 new grants annually. Fulbright Alumni include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, governors and senators, ambassadors and artists, prime ministers and heads of state, professors and scientists, Supreme Court Justices, and CEOs. For more information, please visit, http://www.exchanges.state.gov/education/fulbright.

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

IFP seeks to build a new generation of social justice leaders worldwide. Fellows chosen through IFP are from groups that have traditionally lacked access to higher education. IFP was launched in 2000 and, by 2010 the program will select more than 3,300 fellows from 22 countries and territories. IFP Fellows may enroll in master and doctoral programs, as well as professional programs, in any country in the world, including their own. The IFP is administered by the International Fellowships Fund, an independently incorporated organization based in New York City, with funds provided by the Ford Foundation. IFF carries out IFP activities through institutional grants to local partner organizations that operate with IFF oversight. For more information, please visit http://www.FordIFP.Net.

http://www.usnewswire.com/

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/© 2005 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/

3 de mai de 2005

Lakes, Lagoons and Wetlands Conference: ECOLLAW 2006

Environmental Change in Lakes, Lagoons & Wetlands of the Southern Mediterranean Region (ECOLLAW): 1st International Conference

4-7 January 2006, Cairo , Egypt

Registration is now available for the conference at

http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/melmarina/ecollaw2006/register.stm

And abstracts are now accepted online:

http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/melmarina/ecollaw2006/abstracts.stm

Abstracts should be submitted online by July 2005

For more details please visit the web site:

http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/melmarina/ecollaw2006/

Or email info.ecollaw2006@geog.ucl.ac.uk

Caroline Chambers
Environmental Change Research Centre
Department of Geography
University
College London
26 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AP
United Kingdom

Course : Marine Algae, 13 June ? 16 July 2005, FRIDAY HARBOR LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

SUMMER COURSE "MARINE ALGAE"

13 June ? 16 July 2005
FRIDAY HARBOR LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/

Instructors:  Dr. Charles J. O'Kelly (cokelly@bigelow.org)
                     Dr. Paul W. Gabrielson (drseaweed@hotmail.com)

The theme of the course is "principles, methods, and applications of marine algal biodiversity studies", in particular the macro- and microalgae of benthic environments. Students will learn:    

* traditional and contemporary methods for the identification, classification, and phylogenetic analysis of algae;

* the theories underlying the methods;

* the application of biodiversity information in, for example, benthic ecology, cellular evolution, and natural products exploration.

Students will gain practical experience in such tools as specimen collection, preservation, and databasing; light and electron microscopy; culturing macro- and microalgae; DNA isolation and sequencing; computational approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. Field work will be extensive, as the diverse and species-rich aquatic habitats on and around San Juan Island provide ideal sites for the examination of both macroalgal and microalgal diversity. We will emphasize the use of combined approaches to answer questions. Individual and group projects will use morphological, ecological and molecular data to assess the diversity of algal populations and interpret that diversity in its ecological context. Sample questions: "How do we identify outliers of a morphologically highly variable or of an ecologically broad macroalgal species?" "What is the best way to find out what, and how many, species are present in an algal bloom?"

At the end of the course, students will be able to use several of the tools now available to identify and classify algae and to critically assess the value of these tools in studies of algal biodiversity and marine benthic ecosystems. This course is appropriate for marine biologists, botanists and oceanographers with interests in marine biodiversity, conservation biology, and coastal ecology with an emphasis on primary producers.

We encourage applications from graduate students and advanced undergraduates (juniors, seniors). Enrollment is limited to 12 students.  Further information, including registration forms and financial aid applications, is online at:

http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/stuops.html

2 de mai de 2005

Brasil e Alemanha unidos pelo mar

29/04/2005


Agência FAPESP - Representantes do Brasil e da Alemanha estiveram reunidos esta semana em Brasília para a última etapa de seleção dos projetos de pesquisa submetidos ao Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico (CNPq), no ano passado.

O atual Programa Ciências do Mar, formatado pelo governo brasileiro, é mais uma etapa na cooperação entre brasileiros e alemães, que ocorre desde 1970.

Segundo o CNPq, os três projetos conjuntos, com temas envolvendo estudos integradores de ecossistemas costeiros e oceânicos, serão conhecidos no dia 6 de maio. Os temas de interesse do programa incluem manejo costeiro, poluição marinha, recursos vivos, portos e oceano profundo.

O comitê diretivo do programa é composto por representantes do MCT, do CNPq e do ministério de Educação e Pesquisa da Alemanha. Os três projetos de pesquisa estão previstos para durar três anos e receberão investimentos da ordem de R$ 1,6 milhão.

Os acordos entre Brasil e Alemanha também deixaram a água desde 2001. Este mês, em Brasília, foi realizado o seminário Avaliação Conjunta do Programa Ciência e Tecnologia para a Mata Atlântica: uma cooperação Brasil-Alemanha .

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Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Science Workshop

Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Science Workshop

October 4-6, 2005
St. Louis, Missouri

Call for Abstracts

About the Workshop
We invite you to participate in a 3-day workshop to assess the state of the science  regarding the fate and effect of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) in large rivers in the  Mississippi River Basin (including the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio Rivers as well as other major tributaries). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to  supporting efforts by the States to develop and adopt water quality standards for nutrients  in the Mississippi River and its major tributaries.  EPA believes it is important to better understand how excessive nutrients impact large rivers as part of the process to develop and  adopt appropriate numeric nutrient water quality criteria for these waters.  As part of this  effort, this workshop will review the available science from government, academia, industry  and environmental organizations and will seek to identify the best and most expedient  approach(es) to develop nutrient water quality standards to protect the Mississippi River  Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.  EPA expects that the outcome of this workshop will be a report that establishes a clear roadmap for a collaborative effort to set standards and  possible approaches for nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin.

Topics to Be Covered Include, But Are Not Limited To:

A. The Status of Nutrient Criteria Development in the States -- identification of nutrient  impairment in rivers, the State plans to adopt numeric nutrient criteria, the scientific  approaches being used, successes and obstacles.

B. The Science Behind Nutrient Criteria Derivation in Large Rivers -- the transfer of EPA's  guidance for nutrient criteria development in rivers and streams to large river systems  (including the appropriateness of causal, nitrogen and phosphorus, and response, chlorophyll-a and turbidity, variables in large rivers and the applicability of a reference  condition approach in large rivers), how nutrient dynamics and biological effects in large  rivers may differ from smaller rivers and streams, possibly criteria derivation approaches  for large rivers and their associated data needs, and development of effective monitoring  strategies for nutrients in large rivers.

C. The Science of Nutrients in the Upper and Lower Mississippi River Basins -- the sources,  fate, transformation, bioavailability and transport of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus)  in the Upper and Lower Mississippi River Basins and the available modeling tools describing  these processes, identification, and quantification of biological responses to  eutrophication in large rivers, and the role of floodplains, wetlands, and suspended solids  in these processes.

D. The Science of Nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico: the Far-field Downstream Effect -- the  effect of nutrient loadings from the Mississippi River on the impairment and extent of  hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, current efforts and future needs to reduce nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin to protect the Gulf of Mexico and what can be learned from other  large rivers and estuaries.

E. The Approaches Needed to Address the Downstream Effect of Nutrients -- policy,  implementation, and interstate jurisdiction issues, case studies of efforts to address  nutrients in other large waterbody systems, possibilities of using watershed allocations,  watershed permitting, and water quality trading to reduce nutrient loading, the role of  tributary criteria and goals to protect downstream uses in large river systems, and  identification of the necessary next steps.

Call for Abstracts
Please submit individual abstracts on the topics listed above.  The abstract should be no  more than 400 words and include the following information:

- Presentation title
- Author(s)
- Topic area (select from the topics listed above)
- Name of principal presenter (do not list all authors on the abstract)
- Affiliation
- Mailing address and physical street address
- Phone, fax, and e-mail address

All abstracts must be received by July 1, 2005 and can be submitted via e-mail or CD-Rom to  Ansu John, Tetra Tech, Inc. (EPA Contractor), 10306 Eaton Place, Suite 340, Fairfax, VA  22030; phone (703) 385-6000, ext. 185; e-mail: Ansu.John@tetratech-ffx.com. Persons whose submissions are accepted for presentation at the workshop will be notified and will receive  further instruction at that time.

More Information
A more detailed agenda and registration form for this workshop will be distributed in the  summer of 2005. For more information, contact:

Dana A. Thomas, Ph.D.
Standards and Health Protection Division
Office of Science & Technology, Office of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (4305T)
Washington DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1046
Fax: 202-566-0409
Email: Thomas.Dana@epa.gov

Sponsored by:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Workshop : Freshwater Red Algal Workshop, 13 & 14 August 2005, Ushaka, South Africa

FRESHWATER RED ALGAL WORKSHOP

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August 2005
Oceanographic Research Institute, Ushaka (close to venue for the 8th International Phycological Congress), South Africa

This workshop will include 1.5 days devoted to achieving a better taxonomy for freshwater red algae (particularly Batrachospermales), with a half day (Sunday afternoon) open more widely to Congress participants who want to have their freshwater red alga identified (bring your photos or samples). Numbers for taxonomy sessions are strictly limited and participants should have a good working knowledge of freshwater red algal systematics. Tea/coffee will be provided, but not lunches (there will be no registration fee). If you are interested in participating please contact Tim Entwisle (address below) by 30 June 2005. The half day identification session is open to all but I would welcome some indication of who might bring material for identification.

AGENDA

Saturday 13 August, 9 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 to 5 pm.=20
Expert Workshop on species and generic concepts (facilitated by Tim Entwisle, Morgan Vis & Orlando Necchi): to include discussion about consensus on taxon nomenclature, diagnostic characters, taxon circumscription and generic/infrageneric classifications. The workshop will commence with a short presentation by Morgan Vis on the latest phylogeny of the group, highlighting areas of certainty and uncertainty.
This will lead into a discussion about the higher level classification. The afternoon will continue this discussion, and then deal with species concepts and related issues.
Sunday 14 August, 9 am to 12 midday.
Further discussion on either of the two major topics as required.
Sunday 14 August, 1-5 pm
Identification Workshop - open to all (prior to Welcome Session in evening).
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Dr Tim Entwisle
Executive Director
Botanic Gardens Trust
Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
phone 61 2 9231 8112
fax 61 2 9251 4403
mobile 0419 600 449
email tim.entwisle@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
website www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au