Monday, December 22, 2014

8th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contamined Sediments

Conference Highlights
Monday, January 12

·         10 Short Courses
·         Exhibits open, Welcome Reception, Group 1 Poster Display
·         Plenary Session, with feature speaker Anthony C. Janetos (Boston University), “The National Climate Change Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States and Beyond.”
Tuesday-Thursday, January 13-15
·         Nearly 500 platform talks and poster presentations scheduled in 51 breakout sessions 
·         4 panel discussions
·         70+ exhibitors
·         Student Mixer
·         Multiple networking opportunities: daily continental breakfasts, lunches, and poster receptions.
·         Closing Roundtable Forum—“The Billion-Dollar Question: Can Urban Master Planning Help Resolve the Cost/Benefit Impasse at Large Contaminated Sediment Sites?”
See the Daily Schedule for a quick, 2-page overview of the sessions and panels scheduled each day. The Technical Program lists the title, authors, and scheduled speaker for each presentation and the scope and panelists for each panel.
The technical program was developed after an extensive, multi-level review by the Program Committee and the session chairs of more than 500 abstracts received in response to the Call for Abstracts.


Further information here

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Off Topic] -- 10 Compromisos por una Pesca Responsable y Sostenible

Excelente iniciativa, y fuerza de opinión, para promover el buen manejo y explotación de recursos marinos en Perú

Sin embargo, agrego lo siguiente (desde otra perspectiva):

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences, Bulgaria

Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Pacific Grove, California, USA

In 1994, the Geological Society of America hosted the Penrose Conference, “From the Inside and the Outside: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the History of the Earth Sciences.” The focus of that meeting was on how practicing scientists (“insiders”) and professional historians (“outsiders”) approached research in our field. Twenty years later, it is fitting to ask where we stand presently on fundamental questions about scholarly inquiry into the development of the geosciences...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sea ice update: 2014 Arctic winter maximum, Antarctic summer minimum [NOAA News]

It’s finally here! Yesterday, scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center announcedthe ultimate sign of spring: Arctic sea ice reached its winter peak on March 21, 2014, and the annual melt season is underway.
This winter’s maximum sea ice extent in the Arctic was 14.91 million square kilometers (5.76 million square miles), making it the fifth smallest winter maximum since satellite records began in 1979.
Meanwhile, Southern Hemisphere sea ice reached its annual low point on February 23, 2014. This year’s summer minimum extent was 3.54 million square km (1.37 million square mi), which was the fourth largest in the satellite record.
Global warming due to rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is having different impacts on sea ice patterns in the Arctic versus the Antarctic. The Arctic is experiencing declines in ice cover in nearly all areas and all seasons, with especially large losses in summer.
In the Antarctic, sea ice trends are more variable. Over the Southern Ocean as a whole, sea ice extent has increased by a small amount on an annual basis, with decreases in some basins and increases in others and changes in some seasons but not others.
For more on differences between our planet’s two “ends of the Earth” see our Polar Oppositesfeature article.
Globes by Dan Pisut, based on data provided by the National Snow and Ice Data and available from NOAA View.

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