30 de ago de 2006

ENTO '07 - International Symposium on Aquatic Insects

ENTO '07 - International Symposium on Aquatic Insects

ENTO '07 - Royal Entomological Society Symposium on Aquatic Insects, Aquatic Insects: challenges to populations, and RES Annual National Meeting. 16-18 July 2007, Edinburgh, UK.
  
This International Symposium will have a diverse and exciting range of invited speakers covering topics including life-history adaptation, adaptations to extreme conditions, foraging, orientation and dispersal. The meeting will run over three days, each day consisting of a plenary Symposium session in the morning, followed by open sessions in the afternoons. Oral or poster presentations on any entomological topic are invited and all will be considered.
  
Visit the web site http://www.ento07.org.uk/ for more information and to register for information updates

Seminário "Contaminação das Águas Brasileiras"

Seminário "Contaminação das Águas Brasileiras"

A  Fundação Memorial da América Latina,  a Universidade de São Paulo ? USP e  o Instituto UNIEMP uniram esforços  para promover o seminário intitulado "Contaminação das Águas  Brasileiras", que tem como objetivo discutir a gravidade do tema e suas  implicações sociais, ambientais e institucionais em nosso  país.

O  seminário pretende ainda colocar em discussão a eficiência das políticas  governamentais, no sentido de estabelecer ações públicas e privadas para um  melhor gerenciamento dos recursos hídricos nacionais. Para participarem dos  debates, estamos convidando prefeitos e secretários municipais das principais  bacias hidrográficas do Estado de São Paulo, bem como pesquisadores, professores  e lideranças comunitárias.

Nesse  sentido, e certos que V.Sa. poderá contribuir com importantes aportes para as  discussões, é para nós uma honra convidá-lo para esse evento, que acontecerá nas  instalações do Memorial da América  Latina no dia 4 de outubro de 2006, seguindo, anexada à presente  correspondência,  a sua  programação.

Como  as vagas são limitadas solicitamos aos interessados que confirmem presença  através do E-mail:  aguas@uniemp.org.br . Em anexo o programa do  seminário.

Agradecendo  antecipadamente a gentileza da sua atenção e reiterando nosso desejo de poder  contar com sua presença no seminário, receba nossas cordiais saudações, com  distinguida consideração e estima.

Dr.  Fernando Leça
Fundação  Memorial da América Latina

Prof.  Dr. Sérgio Oliva
Instituto  de Matemática e Estatística ? USP

Prof.  Dr. Maurício Prates
Instituto  UNIEMP

PROGRAMAÇÃO

Data:    04 de Outubro de  2006
Local:   Memorial da América  Latina

  • 09h00              Formação da Mesa de Autoridades e Abertura de Boas Vindas pelo Dr.  Fernando Leça
  • 09h10              Palestra de Abertura do Seminário ? Secretário de Agricultura e  Abastecimento Dr. Alberto José Macedo Filho
  • 09h30              Palestra do Prof. Dr. Pedro Jacobi (PROCAM - USP)
  • 09h50              Palestra do Dr. José Machado (Agência Nacional de  Águas)
  • 10h10              Palestra da Profª Drª Dione Morita (Escola Politécnica -  USP)
  • 10h 20                        Pausa para café
  • 10h30              Palestra do Dr. Antônio Carlos Zuccolo (Modelo ITU)
  • 10h50              Mesa de Debatedores (com os Palestrantes)
  • 12h10              Debate com o Público Presente
  • 13h00              Encerramento
A  confirmação de presença pode ser feita através do e-mail aguas@uniemp.org.br, ou pelo telefone (11)  2178-0416 com Júlia Siqueira.

29 de ago de 2006

NASA briefing about phytoplankton growth

NASA ANNOUNCES MEDIA BRIEFING ABOUT OCEAN PLANT GROWTH

NASA is hosting a media teleconference about a new technique that enables scientists to determine what limits the growth of ocean plants and affects world climate. The telecom starts at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 31.

Briefing Participants:
- Paula Bontempi, ocean biology and biogeochemistry program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Michael J. Behrenfeld, ocean plant ecologist, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.
- Scott Doney, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass.

The study focused on the tropical Pacific Ocean, an area of the ocean that plays a particularly important role in regulating atmospheric carbon dioxide and the world's climate. This study solved the mystery why healthy looking ocean plants, or phytoplankton, are actually not
so healthy. An article on this technique appears in the Aug. 31 issue of Nature.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

Related images will be available during the teleconference at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2006/mystery_plants.html

28 de ago de 2006

Rio Grande do Norte e MCT investem R$ 2,5 milhões em Centro Tecnológico do Camarão

Rio Grande do Norte e MCT investem R$ 2,5 milhões em Centro Tecnológico do Camarão

O Estado do Rio Grande do Norte em parceria com o MCT irão investir  R$ 2,5 milhões para a implementação do Centro Tecnológico do Camarão  (CTC). Segundo informações do governo do Estado, o CTC, que está  em fase de construção, entrará em funcionamento dentro de dois meses  no município de Extremoz.  

A idéia é que a instituição esteja voltada à pesquisa e a difusão  de conhecimento da cadeia produtiva do camarão. A meta do Estado é  que o centro esteja em pleno funcionamento até o fim do ano.

Ainda de acordo com informações do governo estadual, o centro deverá  identificar as demandas da cadeia produtiva, dotá-las de soluções  práticas e transferir os conhecimentos específicos aos produtores,  técnicos e operários com o uso de unidades demonstrativas e de treinamentos  em suas próprias instalações ou de terceiros.

Conforme o acordo de cooperação, que foi assinado em junho de 2004,  R$ 1,2 milhão dos recursos são do MCT, R$ 240 mil serão concedidos  em forma de bolsas para pesquisadores e técnicos pelo CNPq, e R$ 500  mil foi a contrapartida do governo estadual.

A Embrapa e a Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte também estão  apoiando a iniciativa.

Informações  complementares podem ser obtidas pelo telefone (84) 3232-1753.    

Free Access to Publications for Developing Country Members

SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY TO PROVIDE FREE ACCESS TO PUBLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRY MEMBERS

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), in collaboration with Blackwell Publishing and Elsevier Publishing and with financial assistance from The Nature Conservancy, announces that online access to the journals Conservation Biology, Conservation In Practice, and Biological Conservation is now free to SCB members in developing countries. Go to this website for more information:

http://www.conbio.org/media/benefits/
http://www.conbio.org/AboutUs/Membership/
Please spread the word wherever you feel appropriate in order to communicate this information to our colleagues in developing countries.

Kathryn C. Powers
Society for Conservation Biology

23 de ago de 2006

Gelata on the Edge: Innovative Approaches to Understanding the Diversity and Ecology of Gelatinous Organisms

Please consider joining us at the upcoming ASLO meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a special session entitled, "Gelata on the Edge: Innovative Approaches to Understanding the Diversity and Ecology of Gelatinous Organisms".  A brief description of the session is included below.  Abstract submissions are due by October 3, 2006 ( www.aslo.org/santafe2007 ).

Feb 4-9, 2007 Session SS42

Gelata on the Edge: Innovative Approaches to Understanding the Diversity and Ecology of Gelatinous Organisms

Understanding the diversity and ecology of the gelatinous zooplankton is often limited by collection and laboratory techniques.  Recent advances in both of these areas have inspired scientists to investigate the numerous and often substantial roles that gelata play in the aquatic environment.  The goal of this session is to bring together researchers who are using innovative tools to investigate gelatinous zooplankton and their relationships to other organisms.  We welcome studies from a wide variety of disciplines that provide a novel perspective on the role of gelata in marine ecosystems.

30th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology

30th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology

MONTRÉAL , QUÉBEC , CANADA

http://www.sil2007.org

  • Online Registration and Call for Abstracts will open October 2006
  • Abstracts submission period  October 2006 to February 15, 2007
  • Deadline for submission of Abstracts February 15, 2007
  • Deadline for reduced registration fees March 30, 2007
  • Deadline for cancellation of registration with full refund less administrative costs June 8, 2007
  • Deadline for guaranteed rates rooms at Congress hotels and cancellation of reservation
Special Sessions
  • Advances in Lake Management - Gertrud Nurnberg, Freshwater Research / Kenneth Wagner, ENSR
  • Alternative Microbial Pathways of Nitrate Removal From Aquatic Ecosystems - Amy Burgin, W.K.Kellogg Biological Station / Stephen Hamilton, W.K.Kellogg Biological Station
  • An Ecosystem Approach to Inland Fisheries Knowledge Needed for Policy and Management - Doris Soto, Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service (FIRI)
  • Assessing Water Quality and Ecological Status: Scale, Monitoring, Establishing Reference Conditions - Genevieve Carr, UNEP GEMS/Water Programme / Almut Gerhardt, LimCo International / Martin Kernan, Environmental Change Research Centre / Monique Dubé, Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan
  • Biogeochemical Cycling in Tropical Lakes - Sean Crowe, Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University / Alfonso Mucci, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University / Bjørn Sundby, Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University / David Fowle, University of Kansas
  • Carbon Cycling in Lakes: Components, Contrasts and Budgets - Noel Urban, Michigan Technological University / Martin Auer, Michigan Technological University
  • Comparative Limnology of Tropical and Temperate Regions - Brij Gopal Jawaharlal, Nehru University
  • Cultural Oligotrophication: Causes, Consequences and Corrections - John Stockner, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia / Goran Milbrink, Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala
  • Detection and Control of Cyanobacterial Blooms - David Bird, University of Quebec at Montreal / Alessandra Giani, ICB, UFMG / Frances Pick, Biology, U. Ottawa / Robert Vincent, Bowling Green State University
  • Didymosphenia Geminata: A New Invasive Diatom - Craig Cary, University of Waikato / Max Bothwell, Environment Canada / Sarah Spaulding, US Geological Survey & EPA Region 8
  • Disease Ecology in Aquatic Ecosystems - Paul Frost, Trent University / Val Smith, University of Kansas
  • Dormancy in Aquatic Animals - Victor Alekseev, Zoological Institute of The Russain Academy of Sciences
  • Ecohydrology as a Tool for Integrated Watershed Management - Richard D. Robarts, UNEP GEMS/Water Programme / Maciej Zalewski, International Centre for Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences / Iwona Wagner, International Centre for Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences / Christiane Hudon, Environment Canada 
  • Ecology and Genetics of Clonal Organisms - Gregor Fussmann, McGill University / France Dufresne, Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Evaluation: Potential Long Term Effects of Global Warming, Climatic Change on the World's Lakes - Charles R. Goldman University of California
  • Exploring New Frontiers in Aquatic Sciences - Anas Ghadouani, The University of Western Australia / Barry Moore, Washington State University / Marc Beutel, Washington State University
  • External Forcing of Aquatic Microbial Communities - Angela Kent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Anthony Yannarell, Institute of Marine Sciences / James Rusak, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin - Madison 
  • Freshwater Mussels: Distribution, Function in the Ecosystem and Conservation - Hélène Cyr, University of Toronto / Frances Pick, University of Ottawa / John Downing, University of Iowa
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Natural Ecosystems and Reservoirs - Alain Tremblay, Hydro-Québec / Donald Adams, Center for Earth and Environmental Science State / University of New York / Michelle Garneau, UQAM / Peter Casper, Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und / Binnenfischerei Charlotte Roehm, UQAM
  • High Latitude and High Elevation Lakes: Indicators of Environmental Change and Models for Evolution - Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University / Dixon Landers, USEPA / Rick Battarbee, University College London / Warwick Vincent, Département de biologie, Université Laval
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity of Aquatic Ecosystems in Mediterranean Climate Regions - Nilgün Kazanc?, Hacettepe Univ.
  • Influence of Hydrodynamics on Ecology and Biogeochemistry in Lakes - Andrew Folkard, Lancaster University / Sally MacIntyre, University of California, Santa Barbara / Teresa Serra, University of Girona
  • Inland Saline Waters - Robert Jellison, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Inland Water Economics - Knut Seip, Oslo University College
  • Lake Sediment Reconstructions of Far East Climate and Tectonic Histories - Philip Meyers, University of Michigan / Keiji Takemura, Kyoto University 
  • Lakes, Streams, Groundwater and Wetlands in the Landscape: Linkages Among Freshwater Systems - Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Utah State University / Jean-Jacques Frenette, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières / Scott Larned, NIWA Christchurch / Marc Schallenberg, Department of Zoology, University of Otago / Patricia Soranno, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife / Emily Stanley, Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Linking Aquatic Sciences and Management: Small Watershed Studies in North American Forests - Ellie Prepas, Lakehead University / Gordon Putz, University of Saskatchewan
  • Major Concepts in Physical Limnology for Biologists and Chemists - Sally MacIntyre, UCSB / Andrew Folkard, Univ. of Lancaster / Bertram Boehrer, UFZ-Umweltforschungszentrum
  • Managing The Large Lakes of the World: Health, Integrity and Risks - Mohiuddin Munawar, Fisheries & Oceans Canada / Markku Viljanen, University of Joensuu / Thomas Nalepa, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Eugene Silow, Irkutsk State University / Martin van der Knaap, Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project / Robert Randall, Fisheries & Oceans Canada / Marten Koops, Fisheries & Oceans Canada
  • Multiple Signals in Lakes? From Processes to Methods - Thorsten Blenckner, Uppsala University / Martin Dokulil, Austrian Academy of Sciences / D. Glen George, CEH
  • New Insights on The Potential Role of Biochemicals in Aquatic Trophic Interactions - Dörthe Müller-Navarra, University Hamburg / Michael Brett, University of Washington
  • Nitrogen Dynamics In Streams - Pat Mulholland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory / Eugenia Marti, Unitat Associada de Limnologia (CEAB-UB)
  • Nutrient and Phytoplankton Dynamics in African Great Lakes - Stephanie Guildford, University of Waterloo  / Peter Gikumu-Njuru, LVEMP, Water Quality Management Component
  • Nutrient Management of Ecosystem Health and Healthy Fisheries - John Gannon, International Joint Commission / Robert Hecky, University of Waterloo 
  • Paleolimnology of High-latitude Regions - Reinhard Pienitz, Université Laval / Marianne Douglas, University of Toronto / John Smol, Queen`s University
  • Physical and Chemical Aspects of Meromixis - Bertram Boehrer, UFZ - Centre for Environmental Research
  • Physics of Lake Littoral Zones - Andrew Folkard, Lancaster University / Kevin Lamb, University of Waterloo
  • Plankton Diversity, Detection And Enumeration Using Imaging, Flow Cytometry and Molecular Approaches - R. Michael McKay, Bowling Green State University / Harry Nelson, Fluid Imaging Technologies / George S. Bullerjahn, Bowling Green State University / Steven W. Wilhelm, The University of Tennessee 
  • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Microbial Biogeography - Eva Lindström Uppsala University / Karin Rengefors, Lund University
  • Reconciling Divergent Views on Trophic Relationships: Functional Responses in Aquatic Environments - Lev Ginzburg, Stony Brook University / Peter Abrams, University of Toronto / Peter Morin, Rutgers University / Donald DeAngelis, University of Miami / Christopher Jon Jensen, Stony Brook University
  • Recovery of Freshwater Ecosystems from Acidification in North America and Europe - Thomas Clair, Environment Canada / Dean Jeffries, Environment Canada
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Limnic Habitats - Klaus Schmieder, University of Hohenheim / Thomas Heege, German Aerospace Center  / Anthony Lehmann, UNEP GRID Europe
  • Riverine Ecogeomorphology: Analysis at Broad Spatial Scales - Geoffrey Poole, Ecometrics / James Thorp, University of Kansas
  • Role of Allochthonous OC in the Ecological Function of Lakes: A Cellular to an Ecosystem Perspective - Paul del Giorgio, Université du Québec à Montréal / Leigh McCallister, Rutgers University
  • Springs and small streams: Understudied and underprotected key habitats for biodiversity conservation - Marco Cantonati, Trento Science Museum / John S. Richardson, University of British Columbia
  • The Current State of Science and Policy Developments in Restoring Lake Tahoe (CA-NV, USA) - Sudeep Chandra, University of Nevada- Reno / John Reuter, University of California- Davis / Geoff Schladow, Univeristy of California- Davis
  • The Role of Mysids in Lake Food Webs - Ora Johannsson, Department of Fisheries and Oceans / Michael Arts, Environment Canada 
  • The Role of Wind in The Ecology of Lake Food Webs - W. Gary, Sprules University of Toronto at Mississauga / Mark Ridgway, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • The State of Our Understanding of the Littoral Zone: Honoring the Life of Robert G. Wetzel - Gordon Godshalk, Alfred University / Paul Wetzel, Smith College
  • The Use of High-frequency Data From Sensor Networks in Limnology - Tim Kratz, University of Wisconsin-Madison / David Hamilton, University of Waikato / Peter Arzberger, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology / Fang-Pang Lin, National Center for High-performance Computing
  • Towards Integrated Research Efforts of Ancient Lake Systems - Oleg Timoshkin, Limnological Institute Irkutsk
  • Using Species Traits and Other Environmental Indicators to Assess Freshwater Ecosystem Condition - Paul Bertram, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Virginie Archaimbault, Cemagref, Unité de Recherche Biologie des Ecosystèmes Aquatiques / Nancy Stadler-Salt, Environment Canada / Philippe Usseglio-Polatera, Université Paul Verlaine, Laboratoire Biodiversité et Fonctionnement des Ecosystèmes

22 de ago de 2006

Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium (November 3 - 5, 2006 - USA)

GENES IN ECOLOGY, ECOLOGY IN GENES SYMPOSIUM

November 3 - 5, 2006 in Kansas City

Register now to attend the 4th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium on November 3-5, 2006, at The Sheraton Hotel in the Overland Park area of Kansas City.  The Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium will begin on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6:00 p.m. and conclude on Sunday, Nov. 5, at noon.  For a complete brochure, poster abstract submission information, registration, and hotel reservations, visit our Symposium website:
http://www.ksu.edu/ecogen/symp2006.html

Ecological Genomics combines genomic tools and ecological approaches to determine the functional significance of genes and genomes and their evolutionary and ecological context.  The Symposium will feature lectures by scientists at the forefront of Ecological and Evolutionary Functional Genomics.  Participants will also learn about the Ecological Genomics Institute at Kansas State University that includes 25 faculty members in seven disciplines.

Poster Abstracts:  Participants are invited to share their own research at poster sessions on Friday night and Saturday.  Please follow the abstract submission guidelines and submit online before September 15, 2006.  A limited number of submitted poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.  Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics.

Please share this announcement with colleagues and students who are interested in learning more about the integrative field of Ecological Genomics.  If you have any questions, please contact us at (785) 532-3482 or ecogen@ksu.edu.  Additional information about this interdisciplinary research initiative is available at www.ksu.edu/ecogen.

DEADLINES:
9/15/06       Poster Abstracts due
9/29/06       Early Registration
10/13/06     Hotel Room Block Reservations

Funding for this symposium is provided by Kansas State University.

Project Directors:
Dr. Loretta Johnson, Kansas State University
Dr. Michael Herman, Kansas State University

Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator
Ecological Genomics Institute
Kansas State University, Division of Biology
116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506-4901
(785) 532-3482, dmerrill@ksu.edu
www.ksu.edu/ecogen

20 de ago de 2006

IX IMEMS - Seminario Internacional sobre Modelagem Ambiental

O IX Seminario Internacional sobre Modelagem Ambiental que será realizado no Rio de Janeiro no período de 9 a 11 de outubro. Infomações podem ser obtidas no endereço:
http://www.sintef.no/imems2006

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

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

The 19th International Seaweed Symposium Symposium will be held on 26-31 March 2007 at Kobe International Conference Center in Kobe, Japan, hosted jointly by the Japan Seaweed Association (JSA), the Japanese Society of Phycology (JSP) and the Japanese Society of Marine Biotechnology (JSMB). This is the second ISS meeting to be held in Japan (the first took place at Sapporo in 1971).

Kobe, 30 km west of Osaka, with a population of 1.5 million persons is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. The city has thrived as an international trade center and still retains the exotic atmosphere of an international port city, and is near the historical city of Kyoto. There are seaweed farms of Nori (Porphyra) and Wakame (Undaria) near the city, and seaweed processing factories, which you can visi t.

The deadline for Registration and Abstracts has now been extended to 15 September 2006. More than 300 delegates have already registered.


Michael Guiry (on behalf of the Organising Committee).

Further details: http://www.isaseaweed.org/kobe.lasso

Semana Temática da Oceanografia da USP, 2006

Semana Temática da Oceanografia da USP, 2006

"A Semana Temática da Oceanografia é um evento organizado por alunos de graduação do Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo. O evento é uma realização do Centro Acadêmico Panthalassa IO-USP e conta com o apoio do próprio Instituto, tendo como proposta principal divulgar a profissão de Oceanógrafo e o curso de Bacharelado em Oceanografia no Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo que, neste ano de 2006, forma sua primeira turma."

Data: de 28 de Agosto a 01 de Setembro
Saite do evento: http://www.labsip.io.usp.br/apache2-default/sto/index.php
Contato: sto@io.usp.br

Cronograma  Geral
            
Mini-Cursos(MC)          
  • MC1. Tema: "Avaliação de Impactos Ambientais na Região Costeira" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Luiz Roberto Tommasi (FUNDESPA).  
  • MC2. Tema: "Poluição por Petróleo na Costa" Responsável: Profa. Dra. Márcia Caruso Bícego (IOUSP).  
  • MC3. Tema:"Oceanografia Física Costeira" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho(IOUSP) e Prof. Dr. Luiz Bruner de Miranda(IOUSP).  
  • MC4. Tema:"Morfodinâmica Costeir" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Eduardo Siegle (IOUSP).  
  • MC5. Tema: "Mergulho" (a confirmar).  
  • MC6. Tema: "Identificação dos Grandes Grupos de Tubarões e Raias do Brasil" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Otto Bismark (UNESP).  
  • MC7. Tema: "Urbanização na Zona Costeira e Impactos Decorrentes no Ciclo de Vida das Aves" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Edison Barbieri (Instituto de Pesca de Cananéia).  
  • MC8. Tema: "Gerenciamento Costeiro" Responsável: Marta Emerichi (SMA).  
  • MC9. Tema: "Noções Sobre Oceanografia" Responsável: Michael Robinson Martins do Santos.  
Palestras(P)          
  • P1. Tema: "Complexidade do Litoral Brasileiro" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Azis Ab'Saber (IEAUSP).  
  • P2. Tema: "Dispersão de Efluentes" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho (IOUSP).  
  • P3. Tema: "Cartas de Sensibilidade ao óleo" Responsável: Gustavo Mastrorocco Marques.  
  • P4. Tema: "Situação Atual da Produção Pesqueira no Brasil" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Antônio Olinto ávila da Silva (Instituto de Pesca de Santos).  
  • P5. Tema: "Engordamento de Praia e Obras na Costa" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Antonio Henrique da Fontoura Klein (UNIVALI).  
  • P6. Tema:"Licenciamento Ambiental" - Estudos de caso e o posicionamento profissional Responsável:João A. Filipini (Águia).  
  • P7. Tema: "Programa de Censo da Vida Marinha" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Rubens Mendes Lopes (IOUSP) e Prof. Dr. Fábio Lang da Silveira (IBUSP).  
Mesas Redondas(MR)    
  • MR1. Tema: "Direito Ambiental" Responsável: Profa. Dra. Yara Schaeffer Novelli (IOUSP).  
  • MR2. Tema: "Mudanças Globais e Impactos" Responsável: Prof. Dr. Pedro Dias (IAGUSP).  
Seção Cinema + Discussão   
  • Tema: Verdades e Mentiras sobre o filme "O Dia Depois de Amanhã" Responsável: Profa. Dra. Ilana Wainer (IOUSP).
Oficinas
  • Nós Responsável: Prof. Dr. Mário Katsuragawa (IOUSP). Horário: sexta 01/09 a        partir das 09:00 h.  
  • Cuidados com Equipamento de Mergulho.  
  • Aquariofilia.  
  • Identificação de Peixes Responsável: Profa. Dra.Patrícia Teresa Monteiro Cunningham (IOUSP).  
  • Cultivo de Algas.  
  • Avaliações Ecotoxicológicas de Ambientes Aquáticos Responsável: Dra. Letícia Zaroni. Horário: quarta 30/08 e sexta 01/09 das 13:00 às 16:00 hs.  
  • Identificação de Aves Marinhas Responsável: Dr. Edison Barbieri (Instituto de Pesca de Cananéia).  
Exposições          
  • "I.O. Júnior"
  • "Continente  Antártico"
  • "Projeto Ecostoeiros"
  • "Projeto Descobrindo o Mar"
Copyright ©STO-2006
Comentários e/ou sugestões: sto@io.usp.br

8 de ago de 2006

XIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto

XIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto

Mensagem dos Coordenadores do evento:

Colegas,

Recebemos cerca de 100 sugestões de Cursos, Workshops, Mesas-Redondas, etc., para o XIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto (http://www.dsr.inpe.br/sbsr20 07), que será realizado em Florianópolis, de 21 a 26 de Abril de 2007. Foi uma demonstração de quão viva está nossa comunidade e de quão bom será o Simpósio. Agradecemos à positiva resposta a esta fase do Simpósio.

Estamos analisando todas as sugestões, buscando acomodar os diversos interesses e minimizar as redundâncias, com vistas a tornar essas atividades as mais interessantes e densas possíveis, e adequá-las aos limites físicos do tempo disponível do Simpósio.

A próxima fase é buscar a materialização das sugestões, com a indicação dos responsáveis por atividade com vistas à sua implementação. A Coordenação do Simpósio enviará ao responsável por atividade as orientações necessárias.

Como a época para submissão de trabalhos (03/Novembro/2006) se aproxima, é fundamental o esforço de todos para que escrevam seus trabalhos e os submetam no prazo. Um arquivo-modelo com as instruções e normas para a edição de seu trabalho pode ser visto em
http://www.dsr.inpe.br/sbsr2007/submissao/modelo.doc

Novamente, renovamos nossos agradecimentos pela maciça participação da comunidade e esperamos que muitos trabalhos sejam submetidos, a fim de termos um Simpósio com a mesma qualidade dos anteriores.

Um cordial abraço,

José Epiphanio
Lenio Galvão
Coordenadores do XIII SBSR

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XIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto
Florianópolis - 21 a 26 abril de 2007
Tel: (12) 3945-6932 / 6450
Fax: (12) 3945-6460 / 6449
e-mail: sbsr@dsr.inpe.br
site: http://www.dsr.inpe.br/sbsr2007
Imagens CBERS: http://www.obt.inpe.br/catalogo
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Italian beaches poisoned by algae

Italian beaches poisoned by algae

Richard Owen, Rome
03aug06

http://www.theaustralian.news. com.au/story/0,20867,20001027-30417,00.html

ITALIAN holiday beaches from Rome to Genoa are deserted, despite an unrelenting heatwave, because of a plague of poisonous algae that can turn even the sea breeze toxic.

Scientists blame a rise in sea temperatures for the phenomenon, which is causing damage to tourism that could run into millions of euros.
At Fregene, the fashionable resort on the coast near Rome, normally overflowing car parks were deserted and beach umbrellas and sunbeds were stacked unused. Where holidaymakers are usually packed in rows in August, there was only hot, empty sand.

At Mastino's, a restaurant and bathing beach favoured by the rich and famous of Rome since the days of La Dolce Vita in the 1950s, the sign says Divieto di balneazione (bathing forbidden).

"This is a disaster," said Ignazio Mastino, the lifeguard and nephew of the owner, Gillo Mastino.

A 150km stretch of Lazio coast is out of bounds, from Nettuno to Ladispoli, where shoals of dead fish washed up on the beach on Tuesday.

Local health authorities have banned bathing further north at beaches near Genoa, after a 60-year-old man was kept in hospital and several hundred bathers needed treatment.

Tests show the culprit is Ostreopsis ovata, algae that release neurotoxins into the air. The weeds usually rest on the bottom of the sea but rise to the surface when blooming.

Beachgoers fall ill either by coming into contact with it while swimming or by inhaling toxins carried by the breeze. Symptoms include breathing difficulties, irritation to the skin and eyes, fever and coughing.

Michele Bianchi, the lifeguard at the Hang Loose beach at Fregene, blamed fertiliser from nearby farmland.

But government marine scientist Silvio Greco said warmer currents in the Tyrrhenian Sea were to blame.

Some bathers have also been treated for jellyfish stings.

Antonio Di Natale, the chief marine biologist at the Genoa Aquarium, said the jellyfish and toxic algae were the result of warm currents from north Africa, with Italian coastal temperatures reaching almost 30C in some cases.

"The Mediterranean is gravely ill," said Rome daily Il Messaggero.

But last weekend, Fiumicino Mayor Mario Canapini dived into the sea in a T-shirt saying "I Love Fregene" to show the scare was unfounded.

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Aumento no valor das bolsas do CNPq

Aumento no valor das bolsas do CNPq

De acordo com comunicado do CNPq (CNPq - OF. CIRC. PR. Nº 0403/06):

Brasília, 03 de agosto de 2006

(...) Em função das gestões do Excelentíssimo Senhor Ministro, Dr. Sérgio Machado Rezende, o CNPq obteve recursos necessários para promover o aumento de 10% nos valores das bolsas de pós-graduação a partir de 1º de julho (...)

Os bolsistas de mestrado e doutorado do CNPq terão a bolsa reajustava para os seguintes valores:

Mestrado - R$ 940,00
Doutorado - R$ 1.394,00
Taxa de Bancada - R$ 394,00

Submissão de Trabalhos Científicos - XII COLACMAR

Submissão de Trabalhos Científicos - XII COLACMAR

O sistema de inscrições e de submissão de trabalhos científicos ao XII Congresso Latino-Americano de Ciências do Mar já se encontra ativado.

Visite o saite do evento:
http://www.colacmar.com

Dente de bisão serve como indicador climático

Dente de bisão serve como indicador climático

Agência FAPESP
- Antes de os europeus passarem a criar gado nas grandes planícies norte-americanas, os bisões reinavam absolutos. Esses grandes herbívoros vivem na área há 200 mil anos, consumindo grama durante o inverno e o verão.

4º Global Conference on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering

4º Global Conference on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering

Agência FAPESP
- Termina no dia 14 de agosto o prazo para submissão de trabalhos para o 4º Global Conference on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, que ocorrerá de 3 a 6 de outubro, na Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC) da Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

O evento é promovido pelo Instituto Fábrica do Milênio (IFM), uma rede nacional apoiada pelo Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) que agrega mais de 600 pesquisadores, alocados em 20 instituições de ensino superior.

O objetivo é apresentar conceitos, técnicas, metodologias, ferramentas e inovações em projetos de sustentabilidade industrial. Energia renovável, gestão sustentável, remanufatura e reciclagem, criação de produtos sustentáveis, tecnologias de fabricação limpas e criação de instrumentos de gestão ambiental serão alguns assuntos que serão discutidos durante o congresso.

Mais informações: www.gcsm.org.br

ASLO 2007 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 4-9, 2007, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

ASLO 2007 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 4-9, 2007, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  
ASLO 2007 Aquatic Sciences Meeting Abstract Submission Opens

February 4-9, 2007
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography invites the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations! Celebrate ASLO's return to Santa Fe, New Mexico, by getting outside of the box for some great science and some engaging and unique events at the ASLO 2007 Aquatic Science Meeting to be held February 4-9, 2007. Register and book your travel early! In order to have your abstract
considered for acceptance, you must submit before the abstract deadline of October 3, 2006. On-line submission is highly preferred at http://www.aslo.org/santafe200 7

If you are not a member of ASLO, we invite you to join. By doing so, not only will you receive the benefits of this society but also be able to take advantage of the significantly reduced registration fee for members. Please visit the ASLO web site to learn more about becoming a member at http://www.aslo.org

International Peracarid Course in Coquimbo, Chile

International Peracarid Course in Coquimbo, Chile

For the past two weeks 22 students and 6 instructors dwelled deeply into the ecology and taxonomy of peracarids. During those two weeks, students collected and observed peracarids from many different environments. In the lab, students then proceeded to identify them to the lowest taxonomic level, using both published dichotomous keys and electronic interactive keys. In addition to the local team of instructors, Pilar Haye, Exequiel Gonzalez and Martin Thiel, this year we were supported by Niel Bruce from New Zealand, Jim Lowry from Australia, and Daniel Roccatagliata from Argentina, to whom we are very very thankful for their time, expertise and enthusiasm. Students came from many different countries, including USA, Norway, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Some impressions from this years course can be found on the website of the peracarid course:
http://www.bedim.cl/peracarida/third.htm

The Fourth International Course on the Ecology and Taxonomy of Peracarids is envisioned for 2009.

Sincerely, Pilar Haye, Exequiel Gonzalez & Martin Thiel

Martin Thiel
email: thiel@ucn.cl

Labpages: http://www.bedim.cl

3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration - Forging the National Imperative

3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration - Forging the National Imperative

December 9-13, 2006 in New Orleans, LA at the Hilton Riverside Hotel

You can now register for the Conference online at:
www.estuaries.org/conference
Register by October 17th and receive the early bird discount!

This Conference is the premier national gathering of the coastal habitat restoration community. With 1,500 participants, it will bring timely national attention to the challenges and opportunities for coastal and estuarine restoration - at all scales - throughout the United States, and will emphasize the challenges ahead in strengthening a national commitment to coastal restoration.

The Conference will:

  • Provide networking opportunities with your peers and colleagues from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
  • Offer hundreds of presentations on the best practices in the science, planning, practice, monitoring and policies of restoration, from leaders in restoration throughout the Coastal U.S.
  • Stretch your thinking, and your legs, during numerous educational and fun field sessions.
  • Enliven your spirit through the music, food, arts and fun of coastal Louisiana!
  • Introduce you to new people, ideas, products and opportunities.
  • Restore a part of Coastal Louisiana through a hands-on volunteer restoration project on Saturday, December 9th - the first day of the Conference.
  • Through dynamic plenary sessions, frequent and fun networking events, educational field sessions, an unparalleled Restoration Expo with over 120 exhibitors, and a comprehensive offering of presentations, the Conference will motivate, inspire and unite the restoration movement.
For additional information, including the Conference Program, Field Sessions, and Special Events, visit
www.estuaries.org/conference

We look forward to seeing you in December!

For further information regarding registration, please contact Mindy Quinnette at (703) 536-4992.

For further information regarding the Conference, please contact Kristin Hoelting at (206) 624-9100, ext. 3# or conference@estuaries.org

For sponsorship and/or partnership information, please contact Harvey Potts at (206) 624-9100, ext. 2# or hpotts@estuaries.org

2 de ago de 2006

Third IGCP Project 495 Meeting

Third IGCP 495 Meeting

"Quaternary Land-Ocean Interaction: Natural and Human Forcings on Coastal Evolution"

You are invited to register for the third international conference of IGCP Project 495 "Quaternary Land-Ocean Interaction: Driving Mechanisms and Coastal Responses", to be hosted by the The Federal University of Paraná and the University of Vale do Itajaí, Brazil.

The conference will be held at the Hotel Plaza Camboriú, located in Balneário Camboriú, in Southern Brazil, followed by three days of fieldtrips to Tijucas, Balneário Camboriú, Itajaí, Piçarras, Sai-Guaçu, Guaratuba, Matinhos, Paranaguá, Ilha do Mel, Pontal do Sul, Graciosa Road and Curitiba. The region presents a rich variety of coastal environments, being ideally suited for the study of barriers, estuaries, shoreface and innershelf, sea-level changes, sedimentary budgets and human impacts.

More Information in the Website: