27 de abr de 2006

Warmer than a Hot Tub: Atlantic Ocean Temperatures Much Higher in the Past

Warmer than a Hot Tub: Atlantic Ocean Temperatures Much Higher in the Past
Study Suggests Climate Models Underestimate Future Warming

Scientists have found evidence that tropical Atlantic Ocean temperatures may have once reached 107°F (42°C)-about 25°F (14°C) higher than ocean temperatures today and warmer than a hot tub. The surprisingly high ocean temperatures, the warmest estimates to date for any place on Earth, occurred millions of year ago when carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere were also high, but researchers say they may be an indication that greenhouse gases could heat the oceans in the future much more than currently anticipated. The study suggests that climate models underestimate future warming.

"These temperatures are off the charts from what we've seen before," said Karen Bice, a paleoclimatologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Bice reported the findings Feb. 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in St. Louis and is also lead author of a study to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Paleoceanography, published by the American Geophysical Union.

Bice and a multi-institutional team of scientists studied three long columns of sediment cored from the seafloor in 2003 off  Suriname, on the northeast coast of South America, by the drillship JOIDES Resolution, operated by the international Ocean Drilling Program.

The sediments contained an unusually rich and well-preserved accumulation of both carbon-rich organic matter and the fossilized shells of microscopic marine organisms that had settled and piled up on the seafloor over tens of millions of years. The deeper down in the core the scientists analyzed, the further back in time they went.

The team analyzed the shells' isotopic and trace element chemistry, which changes along with temperature changes in the surface waters where they lived. They determined that ocean temperatures in the region ranged between 91° and 107°F (33° and 42°C) between 84 million and 100 million years ago in an era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Temperatures range between 75° and 82°F (24° and 28°C) in the same region now. The approximate uncertainty in the paleotemperature estimates is +/-2°C.

Using organic matter from the sediments, the group also estimated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations during the same time span. They were 1,300 to 2,300 parts per million (ppm), compared with 380 ppm today.
    
The findings, if confirmed, create a dilemma for scientists seeking to forecast how Earth's climate and environment will change in response to the rising amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, caused by deforestation and the burning of oil, coal, and other fossil fuels. When 1,300 to 2,300 ppm of carbon dioxide is factored into current computer models that simulate global climate, it does not produce such high ocean temperatures.  

"The climate models underestimate temperatures and the amount of warming that would accompany an increase in CO2 of more than 1,000 ppm above today's level." Bice said..

If the scientists' interpretations of past ocean temperatures and carbon dioxide levels prove accurate, actual future warming from elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations may be much greater than predicted by the models, the scientists reported.

"One of the most important impacts this evidence suggests is the change to the Earth' hydrologic cycle," Bice said. "Higher tropical temperatures will increase the intensity of hurricanes and winter storms. In addition, precipitation patterns will change, moving even more rain that now falls on the central U.S. - an area known as the breadbasket of the U.S. for its food production - to higher latitudes where the quality of the soil may not be as conducive to agriculture"

  "Policymakers use these models to predict likely climate change with increasing CO2 levels, and if the models are not right, society is not well informed or well served."

Alternatively, the models used to predict future climate may be missing a critical factor that amplifies heating, Bice said. During past warm periods, oceans and wetlands may have released much more methane gas to the atmosphere. Methane traps heat 10 times more effectively than carbon dioxide.

However, extraordinarily high concentrations of methane in the model still fail to produce the tropical Atlantic and Arctic Ocean temperatures inferred for 91 million years ago. This supports the idea that the model's response to increased greenhouse gas concentrations underestimates the actual climate system's response.

The research team included Bice and Kristina Dahl of WHOI, Philip A. Meyers of the University of Michigan, Daniel Birgel and Kai-Uwe Hinrichs of the University of Bremen, and Richard D. Norris of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Bice's work was supported by private funding from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution through the Ocean and Climate Change Institute and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowed Fund for Innovative Research. Funding for this research was also provided by the Joint Oceanographic Institutions U.S. Science Support Program and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the DFG-Research Center Ocean Margins.

For more information and graphics visit :
http://www.whoi.edu/mr/pr.do?i d=10346

XXX CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACION INTERAMERICANA DE INGENIERIA SANITARIA Y AMBIENTAL

XXX CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACION INTERAMERICANA DE INGENIERIA SANITARIA Y AMBIENTAL

Como ya es de su conocimiento nos encontramos abocados a la organización del  XXX CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACION INTERAMERICANA DE INGENIERIA SANITARIA Y AMBIENTAL, a llevarse a cabo del 26 al 20 de noviembre del presente año en el Centro de Convenciones del Conrad Resort & Casino, Punta del Este ? Uruguay.  

Ante la solicitud y el pedido de varios Capítulos Nacionales de AIDIS, el Comité Organizador del XXX Congreso resolvió extender el plazo para el envío por parte de cada Capítulo de AIDIS de los trabajos que hubiesen sido preseleccionados. El nuevo plazo de recepción es el día 30 de Mayo de 2006, plazo en que  únicamente se aceptarán los trabajos que envíe cada Capítulo de AIDIS junto a la respectiva preselección y calificación de cada uno (Adjuntamos parte de la nota enviada en el mes de enero en que se establecía como debían ser enviados los trabajos por parte de los Capítulos Nacionales de AIDIS ? NO SE ACEPTARAN TRABAJOS ENVIADOS DIRECTAMNTE POR EL AUTOR).  

Asimismo, aprovechamos la ocasión para informar que se concederá una prorroga para la inscripción bonificada, dicha prorroga será al día 10 de mayo de 2006. Les solicitamos difundir esta información a sus asociados.  

Ante cualquier tipo de consulta, pueden dirigirse a la Secretaría PERSONAS S.R.L.
Av. 8 de Octubre 2323 of. 305,
Montevideo ? Uruguay,
Telefax: ++598 2 4081015 ? 4082951,
E-mail:     aidis2006@personas.com.uy

25 de abr de 2006

4º ENCONTRO COM USUÁRIOS DE IMAGENS DE SATÉLITES DE SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO

4º ENCONTRO COM USUÁRIOS DE IMAGENS DE SATÉLITES DE SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO
24 a 26 de Maio de  2006  

A Divisão de Geração de Imagens do INPE convida você para participar do Encontro de Usuários de Imagens de  Satélite
SUA PRESENÇA É IMPORTANTE

  • O CBERS-2B, terá sensor de alta resolução de 2,5m, como fica a política de distribuição deste e das imagens do satélite LANDSAT que serão oferecidas pela internet?  
  • E o satélite de sensoriamento remoto  totalmente brasileiro que será construido pelo INPE?
  • Quais os grandes  projetos do INPE para a comunidade brasileira nos próximos anos?
  • Qual a  contribuição do Satélite CBERS-SATÉLITE SINO-BRASILEIRO DE RECURSOS  TERRESTRES tem dado a comunidade brasileira e quais as perspectivas  futuras deste projeto para comunidade sul americana?
  • Na área de ensino e cursos a distância, o que tem o INPE feito na área de sensoriamento remoto?  
Estas perguntas serão respondidas  no 4ºEUsISSeR-ENCONTRO COM USUÁRIOS DE IMAGENS DE SATÉLITE DE  SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO, evento realizado pela DGI do INPE, orgão  do Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia,  em Petrópolis-RJ, dias 24,  25 e 26 de maio, que tratará dos principais temas relativos ao  uso, distribuição e serviços do INPE na área de sensoriamento remoto por  satélite.
      
Destaques:                                  

Diretor do INPE, Dr. Gilberto Câmara, fala sobre O Brasil no Contexto do Cenário Espacial Mundial;                  
Ações e Perspectivas para o Sensoriamento Remoto no Brasil são apresentadas pelo Coordenador da OBT, Dr. João Vianei;                  
Curso apresentando os sistemas de processamento desenvolvidos pelo INPE;                  
Curso sobre as rotinas de uso dos recursos disponíveis pela web, para se iniciar na área de sensoriamento remoto sem gastar muito;                  
Futuro da Série do Satélite Sino-Brasileiro CBERS - Satélites 2B, 3 e 4 e a política de distribuição de imagens, sem custos, pela internet;                  
A modernização e nacionalização dos sistemas de acesso e processamento de imagens do INPE;                  
Programas SPRING, TerraLIB, TerraView e Merlin, as alternativas brasileiras gratuitas para os usuários de sensoriamento remoto e programadores;                  
Ações do INPE para o uso do Sensoriamento Remoto já no Ensino Fundamental e Médio;                  
Disponibilidade de Imagens LANDSAT-MSS e TM de 1973 ao ano 2000, sem custo, pela internet;                    
Centro de Dados de Sensoriamento Remoto, usuários pedindo e recebendo imagens do INPE pela Internet, em prazos nunca vistos.                                    

Conheça a programação completa no saite do evento.

Inscreva-se já, preço especial até dia 2 de maio(TERÇA-FEIRA): FORMULÁRIO DE  INSCRIÇÃO

24 de abr de 2006

XII Congresso Latino-Americano de Ciências do Mar - COLACMAR

XII Congresso Latino-Americano de Ciências do Mar - COLACMAR

A Associação Latino-americana de Pesquisadores em Ciências do Mar ? ALICMAR e a Associação Brasileira de Oceanografia ? AOCEANO anunciam a realização da décima segunda edição do Congresso Latino-americano de Ciências do Mar ? XII COLACMAR, a ser realizado entre os dias 15 e 19 de abril de 2007, na cidade de Florianópolis, capital do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil.              

Participe do XII COLACMAR e venha conhecer e apreciar o que Florianópolis, carinhosamente chamada de "capital do MERCOSUL", pode oferecer àqueles que se dedicam ao conhecimento e desenvolvimento das ciências marinhas.

mais Informações:
Home Page: http://www.colacmar.com
email: colacmar@aoceano.org.br


                    
                                              
              
                      
              
                              
                  
                        
    

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II SIMEA - Simpósio Mineiro de Engenharia Ambiental

II SIMEA -  Simpósio Mineiro de Engenharia Ambiental
 
De 30 de Maio a 02 de Junho estará ocorrendo em Viçosa o II SIMEA -  Simpósio Mineiro de Engenharia Ambiental, com o tema "Engenheiro Ambiental: Ator  Social"
  
Informações e inscrições pelo site http://www.ufv.br/dec/simea/

I Simpósio de Biomas Costeiros e Marinhos

I Simpósio de Biomas Costeiros e Marinhos
 
De 05 a 09 de junho de 2006
Bahia Othon Palace - Salvador / Bahia

A exploração de recursos naturais e a ocupação do território brasileiro têm uma longa história de alterações relevantes que culminam com a degradação de áreas naturais. Os biomas costeiros e marinhos não fogem à regra. Localizados ao longo do litoral, tais biomas estão mais sujeitos à degradação devido aos aglomerados humanos uma vez que a maioria da população brasileira está concentrada nestas regiões.  

O I Simpósio sobre Biomas Costeiros e Marinhos, que será realizado de 05 a  09 de junho, em Salvador, Bahia, objetiva ampliar o debate em torno desta questão importante e urgente. O foco estratégico deste evento será a busca de soluções e de alternativas que minimizem os impactos ambientais e, ao mesmo tempo, apontem para um horizonte ambientalmente menos degradante.  

Durante os dias de realização do Simpósio, especialistas, pesquisadores, dirigentes públicos e representantes do setor privado e do Terceiro Setor debaterão o tema de forma a  alavancar possibilidades concretas de superação dos problemas que afetam esses biomas.
Desta forma, você está convidado(a) a fazer parte desse momento histórico e ambientalmente estratégico de resgate das discussões e de levantamento de alternativas e de soluções. Para tanto, estruturou-se uma programação científica e tecnicamente consistente de forma a consolidar, de uma vez por todas, as necessárias e importantes parcerias focadas para o desenvolvimento auto-sustentável dos ecossistemas costeiros e marinhos.

Mais Informações:
http://www.biomasbrasileiros.com.br

19 de abr de 2006

International PhD Student Symposium on Environmental Biology

International PhD  Student Symposium on Environmental Biology
Thessaloniki,  Greece, 1-5 June,  2007
  
As  environmental studies are of high priority for the European Community, extensive  research projects are supported throughout Europe, constituting a large part of the European Research  Area (ERA). Knowledge Production on Environmental studies through a biological  point of view is constantly increasing and thus the need for Vertical and  Horizontal Integration is becoming of greater importance. New researchers  working on fields of Environmental Biology could benefit from participating in  events aiming to provide Knowledge Transfer from a multidisciplinary point of  view.
  
A  series of events, consisting of one conference and several Training Courses,  are to be held at the Aristotle  University of Thessaloniki, Greece in June 2007 with the  participation of international leading researchers as keynote speakers. Aim of  these events is to provide a key aspect on the value of:

  • Multidisciplinary in environmental studies
  • New and emerging Science and Technology (NEST)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Innovation Policy
  • Interaction in-between new researchers and between new and experienced researchers

Eligible participants are new researchers at PhD level from around the globe, working on fields of Environmental Biology

Pre-register for constant updates http://www.ipseeb.org

International Conference on Challenges in Coastal Hydrology & Water Quality, Louisiana USA

International Conference on Challenges in Coastal Hydrology & Water Quality, Louisiana USA


We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming International
Conference on Challenges in Coastal Hydrology & Water Quality, to be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ( http://hydrology.lsu.edu/CCHWQ/). Over 120 papers will be presented in 26 technical sessions including
( http://hydrology.lsu.edu/CCHWQ/2006CCHWQ_program.pdf):
     * Hurricane Katrina/Rita Impacts
     * Global Change Effects on Coastal Water Resources
     * Coastal Hydrology and Processes
     * Coastal Water Quality
     * Flood Control and Risk Assessment
     * Surface Water and Ground Water Interaction in Coastal Regions
     * Freshwater Resources and Saltwater Intrusion
     * Eutrophication in Coastal Waters
     * Coastal Wetlands and Restoration
     * GIS and Spatial Applications in Coastal Hydrology
The Conference will have a tour to New Orleans and another to the
Mississippi River diversion control structure
(http://hydrology.lsu.edu/CCHWQ/2006CCHWQ_tours.pdf).

The conference has attracted a significant number of nationally and
internationally well-known figures, who have long been at the forefront of coastal hydrology and environment education, research, development, management, and practice. Nearly 20 countries covering 5 continents, including a number of the major countries active in coastal water and environmental management throughout the world will be represented. It is
hoped that long-lasting, productive personal and professional associations

17 de abr de 2006

1° Congresso Latino-Americano e 1° Congresso Brasileiro de Educação Humanitária

1° Congresso Latino-Americano e 1° Congresso Brasileiro de Educação Humanitária

5-6 de maio de 2006
Memorial da América Latina
São Paulo SP

Informações:
http://www.ninarosa.org/congresso.htm

Coastal sediment'07 - Gravel coast sessions

Coastal sediment'07 - Gravel coast sessions                   
  
Its time to consider preparing a submission for the Coastal Sediments meeting that will be taking place next year (May'07) in New Orleans, USA. This meeting (held every four years) will be under the auspices of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and  is likely to attract around 600 academics, consultants and engineers. The conference  proceedings will represent a key statement on our contemporary understanding of coastal sediments and is seen as an essential conference for coastal engineers, geologists, geomorphologists, marine scientists, shallow-water oceanographers and others interested in the physical processes of coastal sediment transport & morphology change.

You can find out more about the conference and its contents at

http://www.asce.org/conference s/cs07/index.cfm

Phil Osborne( philo@piengr.com) and I have been asked to set up one of the conference's themed sessions on Gravel Coasts and to this end I am contacting you as a possible interested participant, as I am aware that you have research interests in aspects of gravel dominated coastlines.  One of the themes of the meeting is about the long term evolution and changes in beaches and thus we have an open invitation to consider aspects of gravel-dominated coasts that have long challenged our understanding. However that is not to neglect shorter time (and space) scales of study, which are equally challenging and welcomed in this session. We anticipate a number of papers within the theme of Gravel Coasts as identified below depending on support:
  
1.  Cobble beach morphodynamics (seasonal response to wave climate,
tidal variations, etc.)
  
2.  Aspects of large scale/long term behaviour (sediment sorting (size
and shape), supply, morphology, sea level change, climate change, etc.)
  
3.  Field measurements of cobble transport
  
4.  Numerical modelling of beach response
  
5.  Engineering design of cobble beaches (selection of gradation,
influence of seawalls and other structures...)

However, do not feel that you have to constrain your ideas within these sub-themes, indeed if you have some work perspectives that cut across these sub-themes, we would be pleased to hear about them.

If you are interested in submitting a presentation can I indicate the following procedure. The first step is the submission of an abstract to the conference organisers. Given that the proceedings are published and available at the time of the meeting, there is a tight schedule on paper submission and preparation. Thus abstracts are required by May 16th 2006 and defined by the peer-review and publication process thereafter.

The details on format and submission of an abstract can be found at

http://www.asce.org/conference s/cs07/abstract.cfm

Can I encourage you to think about submitting a paper to these proceedings and help maintain the concept of gravel coasts at this meeting. We would be pleased to hear from you about your plans, so to aid us in our organisation of sessions. If this call does not coincide with your contemporary work, we would be grateful if you would pass on this message to any co-workers or doctoral students who might be undertaking work related to coastal gravels and who might be keen to put forward a paper.

Thank you for your time.

Julian Orford

WATER CONGRESS MIDDLE EAST DUBAI JUNE 2006

Middle East Water Congress 2006

Water Congress is a rendezvous where the finest technology to optimize operations and increase management efficiency of water treatment and distribution meets its match. The water industry in the Middle East is facing rapid expansion due to the exponential growth of water demand as well as government policies to privatize water projects. The demanding international environmental and water quality standards that have to be met by water producers are making them in search for new environmental friendly technology that can ease operations and maintain high quality of water. Moreover, the intense competitiveness in water industry invites fresh management challenges like data and change management, which need to be addressed promptly. New opportunities to provide better services to customers born from emerging treatment and distribution technologies are undoubtedly exciting to explore. The water industry in the Middle East is facing rapid expansion due to the exponential growth of water demand as well as government policies to privatise water projects. The demanding international environmental and quality standards that have to be met by water producers are making them in search for new green technologies that can ease operations and maintain high quality of water. Moreover, the intense competitiveness in water industry invites fresh management challenges like data and change management, which need to be addressed promptly. New opportunities to provide better services to customers born from emerging treatment and distribution technologies are undoubtedly, exciting to explore. Water Congress is a rendezvous for professionals in the water industry, where the finest discussions on management strategies and technology take place. At this event, solution providers like you will have the opportunity to offer the right help for the right customers which the water industry industry in the region.    Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai, UAE

This event is  attracting delegates from all over the world.  If you have any  queries please do not hesitate to call me on 603-2723-6600 or email me  back on johnk@marcusevanskl.com .  To register for this event  simply fill in the registration form and fax it back to me on  603-2723-6700.

More information:
tel: +60327236000 - ext 604
bernardinem@marcusevanskl.com
www.watercongress.com

Islands - Paradise Invaded

BIODIVERSITY: Islands - Paradise Invaded

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 14 (IPS) - Many countries, including Brazil, are only just waking up to the threat that invading species can pose to islands, generally seen as natural paradises and tourist attractions.

15 de abr de 2006

3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 9-13, 2006

3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration.  
Details at: http://www.estuaries.org/conference

The Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, December 9-13, 2006.

The theme of Restore America's Estuaries' 3rd National Conference is "Forging the National Imperative", and it will bring timely national attention to the challenges and opportunities of coastal restoration at all scales throughout the United States - especially in Coastal Louisiana and the northern Gulf Coast.  The Conference will emphasize the challenges ahead in strengthening a national commitment to coastal restoration.  This Conference will be recognized as an invaluable next step in working to restore our nation's coasts, and will have a lasting impact on all participants.

11 de abr de 2006

Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting II (MMM2), Gold Coast, Australia, 26-30 June, 2006

Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting II (MMM2), Gold Coast, Australia, 26-30 June, 2006

The Organising Committee would like to extend a warm invitation to you for Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting II (MMM2) to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, between 26-30 June, 2006. The meeting, jointly organised by Griffith University and the University of Queensland, will bring together scientists and managers engaged in mangrove research and management from around the world for a week's informal discussion and exchange.  The meeting will also provide an ideal occasion for networking with the global community of mangrove researchers. For information about the meeting, please visit our updated web site on http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference. The meeting is followed by a 5-day field trip to the Daintree River, one of the most biologically diverse mangrove habitats in the world.

On-line registration will only take a few minutes and links are available for accommodation bookings. Early bird registration for MMM2 will be available until 14 April, 2006, which is also the deadline for submission of abstracts. Please follow the link on the conference web page for registration and submission of abstracts.  Please contact the meeting secretariat at cpp-mmm2@griffith.edu.au for further information and assistance with registration.

The Organising Committee looks forward to the opportunity to meet and discuss mangrove research with you at MMM2.

Joe S Y Lee
Chair, Organising Committee

XIXth International Seaweed Symposium: Kobe, Japan, 26-31 March, 2007

XIXth International Seaweed Symposium: Kobe, Japan, 26-31 March, 2007

You are most cordially invited to the 19th International Seaweed Symposium to be held in Japan.

The International Seaweed Symposium (ISS) is held every three years under the auspices of the International Seaweed Association (ISA;
http://www.isaseaweed.org). It is the foremost international meeting on seaweed research and utilization. Scientific research plays a  fundamental role in developing seaweed and seaweed products industries. The ISS provides a forum for scientists, technologists, industry and resource managers to present their latest research results and develop new synergies.

Japan has a particularly long history of research on seaweed cultivation and utilization - you should not miss this wonderful opportunity to
appreciate it.


Programme

The Scientific Program includes plenary sessions, mini symposia, contributed oral or poster presentations, workshops, mid-symposium excursions and post-symposium tours. Several mini symposia and workshops are planned on topics such as:

     * Genetic engineering of seaweeds;
     * Seaweed cultivation techniques;
     * Marine hydrocolloids;
     * Ecophysiology, secondary metabolites and oxidative stress;
     * Taxonomy, phylogenetics and evolution;
     * Kelp ecology and climate change;
     * Dietary fibre;
     * Artificial seaweed beds;
     * General and applied biology of Porphyra;
     * "Isoyake" (barren ground).

Deadlines

Registration: 15 August 2006

Abstracts: 15 September 2006

Commercial Exhibits Facilities for commercial displays will be available.
Please contact the Symposium Secretariat or Exhibition Chief: Katsuaki
Iwamoto, Marine Science Co., Ltd., Tokyo. e-mail:
iwamoto@marine-science.co.jp

Further Information

Japan Secretariat for XIX ISS c/o Dr. Masao Ohno Usa Marine Biological Institute Kochi University Usa, Kochi, 781-1164 JAPAN Phone:
+81-88-856-0422 Fax: +81-88-856-0425 e-mail: mohno@cc.kochi-u.ac.jp
Full details are at http://www.isaseaweed.org/kobe .lasso

10 de abr de 2006

Simpósio Ecologia de Reservatórios - Limnologia de reservatórios profundos

Simpósio Ecologia de Reservatórios - Limnologia de reservatórios profundos

            A comissão Organizadora convida a todos para participar do Simpósio Ecologia de Reservatórios, que tem como tema central "A Limnologia de Reservatórios Profundos" e acontecerá de 16 a 19 de julho na cidade de Itá, Santa Catarina. Durante os quatro dias, pesquisadores e especialistas de diversas áreas estarão presentes para compartilhar seus conhecimentos e discutir sobre os problemas ecológicos em represas de grande porte e profundidade. Posteriormente, será editado um livro com alguns trabalhos apresentados no simpósio. As inscrições abrem dia 16 de abril e poderão ser feitas através do site www.simposiodereservatorios.ufsc.br

            A abertura do evento será num domingo, com a conferência Ecologia de reservatórios: A importância das características geográficas, climáticas e morfométricas na definição do comportamento limnológico de reservatórios, do Professor Dr. Raoul Henry (ICB/UNESP-Botucatu). Nos dias seguintes, além das conferências, haverá apresentação de painéis e trabalhos.

            O evento é uma promoção conjunta do Núcleo Interdisciplinar em Gestão Ambiental (UFSC), da empresa Socioambiental Consultores Associados Ltda., do Consórcio Itá e da Tractebel Energia S.A. Esperamos dar-lhe as boas vindas à Cidade de Itá e acreditamos que este simpósio será uma reunião interessante e instigadora. Ficaremos honrados com sua participação neste importante evento.

            Atenciosamente
            Comissão Organizadora

            Patrocínio, Execução e Apoio

            www.simposiodereservatorios.ufsc.br

Petrobras quer investir R$ 1 bilhão em pesquisas

Petrobras quer investir R$ 1 bilhão em pesquisas

Agência FAPESP - A Petrobras lançou um novo modelo de parceria tecnológica com universidades e institutos de pesquisa que deve resultar em investimentos de mais de R$ 1 bilhão nos próximos três anos. O valor é quase três vezes o que foi investido pela estatal entre 2003 e 2005.

A partir de agora, a empresa financiará tanto pesquisas no segmento de petróleo, gás e energia quanto de outros temas tecnológicos que considere de interesse.

O anúncio foi feito, na semana passada, na sede da Petrobras no Rio de Janeiro, em cerimônia com a presença de José Sérgio Gabrielli, presidente da Petrobras, de Odilon Marcuzzo, presidente da Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (Finep), de presidentes e diretores de órgãos e entidades públicas ligados aos setores de petróleo e gás, ciência e tecnologia, além de reitores e dirigentes de 76 instituições de ensino e pesquisa.

Segundo a Petrobras, o novo conceito de parceria tecnológica estabelece dois modelos de relacionamento estratégico. O primeiro será formado pelos Núcleos Regionais de Competência, especializados no segmento petróleo, gás e energia e com localização próxima às unidades operacionais da companhia.

Em cada uma dessas regiões será selecionada uma instituição de ensino e pesquisa que desenvolverá atividades voltadas ao atendimento das necessidades tecnológicas específicas da localidade.

O segundo modelo será constituído por Redes Temáticas, nas quais serão abordados temas tecnológicos de interesse estratégico de toda a empresa, visando à criação de núcleos nacionais de excelência nessas questões. Nesse modelo, os trabalhos serão desenvolvidos por meio de redes de colaboração entre instituições de reconhecida competência.

Mais informações: www.petrobras.com.br

International PhD Student Symposium on Environmental Biology, Greece, 1-5 June, 2007

International PhD Student Symposium on Environmental Biology

Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-5 June, 2007

As environmental studies are of high priority for the European
Community, extensive research projects are supported throughout
Europe, constituting a large part of the European Research Area (ERA).
Knowledge Production on Environmental studies through a biological
point of view is constantly increasing and thus the need for Vertical
and Horizontal Integration is becoming of greater importance. New
researchers working on fields of Environmental Biology could benefit
from participating in events aiming to provide Knowledge Transfer from
a multidisciplinary point of view.

A series of events, consisting of one conference and several Training
Courses, are to be held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece in June 2007 with the participation of international leading
researchers as keynote speakers. Aim of these events is to provide a
key aspect on the value of:

Multidisciplinary in environmental studies
New and emerging Science and Technology (NEST)
Technology Transfer
Innovation Policy
Interaction in-between new researchers and between new and
experienced researchers

Eligible participants are new researchers at PhD level from around the
globe, working on fields of Environmental Biology

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