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CALENDAR: 1997

A chronological list of all 1997 events that have appeared in the calendar listings of the Global Climate Change Digest through the March 1997 issue.

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV| DEC


JANUARY 1997


Event #d97cal1

Second National Clean Energy Symposium, Jan. 6-8, 1997, Istanbul, Turkey. Several negative factors associated with fossil fuel use necessitate considering alternate energy sources. This symposium will bring together researchers, government officials and industrialists to assess Turkey's potential for clean energy production of all types. Submit abstracts to: Ahmet Sahin, Istanbul Technical Univ., Dept. Meteor. Engineering, Maslak 80626, Istanbul, Turkey.


Event #d97cal2

International Workshop on the Preparation of Climate Change Action Plans, Jan. 6-11, 1997, Jakarta, Indonesia. Sponsored by the Government of Indonesia and the U.S. Countries Studies Program to share experiences and preliminary results from planning activities. Contact Sandy Guill, US CSP, PO-6, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC 20585 (tel: 202 586 3083; fax: 202 586 3485; e-mail: sguill@igc.apc.org.


Event #d97cal3

Regional Conference on Joint Implementation: Developing Countries, Jan. 8-10, 1997, New Delhi, India. Contact K. Chatterjee, Development Alternatives, B-32 Qutab Institutional Area, Hauz Khaz, New Delhi 110016, India (tel: 91 11 66 5370; fax: 91 11 686 6031; e-mail: tara@sdalt.ernet.in).


Event #d97cal4

13th Winter Fluorine Conference, Jan. 19-14, 1997, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Hosted by the American Chemical Society's Division of Fluorine Chemistry. The complete program, published in Chem. & Eng. News (p. 54 ff., Oct. 21), will cover topics including destruction of fluorine-containing materials, and advances in the preparation of CFC replacements. Contact ACS Meetings Dept., 1155 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202 872 6286; fax: 202 872 6013; WWW: http://www.acs.org).


Event #d97cal5

The Second Joint Conference on Acid Rain and Electric Utilities, Jan. 20-22, 1997, Scottsdale, Ariz. Sponsored by Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc., EPA, EPRI et al. Greenhouse gas emissions and reporting is one of the management issues to be addressed. For information or to submit an abstract contact Prabhu Dayal, Tucson Elec. Power Co., POB 711, Tucson AZ 85702 (tel: 520 745 3218; fax: 520 571 4014; e-mail: pdayal@azstarnet.com). (See Environ. Manager, pp. 22 & 44, July 1996.)


Event #d97cal6

20th Annual International Conference of the International Association of Economics. Energy and Economic Growth: Is Sustainable Growth Possible?, Jan. 22-24, 1997, New Delhi, India. Among the session themes are: sustainable energy development and the Framework Convention on Climate Change; globalization of the energy industry and regional growth; biomass as an energy alternative; implications of energy taxes and subsidies for sustainable energy growth; energy security vs. environmental security; valuing environmental costs of the energy cycle. Abstracts are due Sep. 15, 1996 to: IAEE Conference, Tata Energy Res. Inst., Darbari Seth Block (III Floor), Habitat Pl., Lodhi Rd., New Delhi 100 003, India (tel: 91 11 462 2246; fax: 91 11 462 1770; e-mail: iaee@teri.ernet.in).


FEBRUARY 1997


Event #d97cal7

77th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Feb. 2-7, 1997, Long Beach, Calif. For general information, contact the Amer. Meteor. Soc., 45 Beacon St., Boston MA 02108 (tel: 617 227 2425; fax: 617 742 8718). Also see Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 2557-2558, Dec. 1995. Listed below are symposia and conferences of interest that have been announced so far.

  • Eighth Symposium on Global Change Studies. Special consideration will be given to work focusing on extreme events; detection and attribution of climate change; the extension of the instrumented climate record using paleo and proxy measurements; the Global Observing System (GCOS, GTOS, GOOS etc.); the global hydrologic cycle; studying global change in the pre-college and college classroom, and global change material for the general public. Abstracts are due July 1 to: Thomas Karl, NCDC, NOAA, 151 Patton Ave., Asheville NC 28801 (fax: 704 271 4328; e-mail: tkarl@ncdc.noaa.gov).
  • Seventh Conference on Climate Variations. For complete details, see Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., Jan. 1996. Contact Peter Lamb, CIMMS, Univ. Oklahoma, 100 E. Boyd St., Rm. 1310, Norman OK 73019 (tel: 405 325 3041; fax: 405 325 7614; e-mail: plamb@uoknor.edu).
  • Sixth Symposium on Education. The theme will be "Atmospheric and Oceanographic Education-Teaching About the Global Environment." Will include a session held jointly with the global change studies symposium. Abstracts are due July 1 to: David Smith (papers for K-12), Oceanog. Dept., U.S. Naval Acad., 572 Holloway Rd., Annapoils MD 21402 (fax: 410 293 2137); or Lisa Basstiaans (college & university level, and joint session), Phys. Sci. Dept., Nassau Community Coll., Garden City NY 11530 (fax: 516 572 7846).
  • Third Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry. Will focus on interdisciplinary approaches on topics such as impacts of aerosols on the radiation-climate system and biogeochemical cycles; and results of recently completed field programs. More details will be announced in the future. Contact Gregory Carmichael, Ctr. Global & Regional Environ. Res., Univ. Iowa, Iowa City IA 52240 (tel: 319 335 3333; fax: 319 335 3337; e-mail: gcarmich@icaen.uiowa.edu).
  • Conference on Hydrology. Will emphasize interdisciplinary approaches, with several sessions to focus on the role of the hydrologic cycle in interseasonal and interannual climate variability. Papers on numerous other topics will also be considered. Abstracts are due Sep. 1 to: Dara Entekhabi, 48-331, Mass. Inst. Technol., Cambridge MA 02139) (tel: 617 253 9698; fax: 617 258 8850; e-mail: darae@mit.edu).
  • Also added is the Ninth Conference on Atmospheric Radiation. Will have an interdisciplinary focus, emphasizing the relationships among radiative fluxes, moist atmospheric processes and surface hydrology. Abstracts are due July 1. Contact Thomas Charlock, NASA-Langley, MS-420, Hampton VA 23681 (tel: 804 864 5687; fax: 804 864 7996; e-mail: t.p.charlock@larc.nasa.gov).
  • Newly announced is a Symposium on the Land-Atmosphere System: An Interdisciplinary Approach, to be held in two parts on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6. Invited presentations will address the roles that hydrology, atmospheric chemistry, land-surface/biogeochemistry, and ecological changes play in determining our understanding and predictability of the Earth's system. The latest research results will also be featured. Contact Paul Try, Intl. GEWEX Off., 1100 Wayne Ave., S. 1210, Silver Spring MD 20910 (tel: 301 427 2089, ext. 37; fax: 301 427 2222; e-mail: gewex@cais.com).

Event #d97cal8

1997 AAAS Annual Meeting & Science Innovation Exposition '97: Engaging Science-Sustaining Society, Feb. 13-18, 1997, Seattle, Wash. These are among the major "tracks" attendees may concentrate on: Biological and Genetic Diversity; Environment and Environmental Management; Global Change: Environment, Impacts and Action. To register contact AAAS (Amer. Assoc. Advance. Sci.), Meetings Dept., POB 630285, Baltimore MD 21263; (tel: 202 326 6450; fax: 202 289 4021; WWW: http://www.aaas.org/aaas.html). See Science, p. 807 ff., Nov. 1, 1996.


Event #d97cal9

Sixth Session of the Ad Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate, Feb. 24-Mar. 7, 1997, Bonn, Ger. Both subsidiary bodies as well as the Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 will meet. Contact UNFCCC Secretariat, POB 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Ger. (tel: 49 228 815 1000; fax: 49 228 815 1999; e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.de).


MARCH 1997


Event #d97cal10

The 1997 DeLange/Woodlands Conference: Sustainable Development-Managing the Transition, Mar. 3-5, 1997, Houston, Texas. Will explore the cutting-edge elements of sustainable development and the opportunities for businesses to implement sustainable practices. Contact Ctr. for Global Studies, Houston Advanced Research Center, 4800 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands TX 77381; (tel: 713 363 7913; fax: 713 363 7924; e-mail: cgs@harc.edu).


Event #d97cal11

The Great Plains Symposium 1997: The Ogallala Aquifer-Managing for Drought and Climate Change, Mar. 10-12, 1997, Lincoln, Neb. Will consist of four sessions: management influences (understanding the aquifer and drought and climate change impacts, and their economic and social implications); management responses (the aquifer's physical response, and private and public preparation and management responses); sustainable management (identification of management policies and research needs to achieve regional sustainability); management perspectives (viewpoints from perspectives including agriculture, manufacturing, government and others). Contact Robert Kuzelka, 103 Natural Resour. Hall, Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln NE 68583; (tel: 402 472 7527; fax: 402 472 3574; e-mail: rkuzelka@unlinfo.unl.edu).


Event #d97cal12

IPCC (Asia-Pacific) Workshop on Integrated Assessment Models, Mar. 10-12, 1997, Tokyo, Japan. With an emphasis on developing countries, will review results from integrated assessment models which have emerged since the 1995 IPCC report; encourage communication among scientists and decision makers; and examine future use of these models. Contact Yoshihiro Natori, Environment Agency of Japan (tel: 81 3 3581 3422; fax: 81 3 3504 1634).


Event #d97cal13

Eighth Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting and Exhibition, Mar. 11-13, 1997, Alexandria, Virginia. Contact Meeting Coordinator, Natl. Hydrogen Assoc., 1800 M St. NW, S. 300, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202 223 5547; fax: 202 223 5537; e-mail: nha@ttc.mhs.compuserve.com).


Event #d97cal14

Building Energy '97: Insuring a Sustainable Future, Mar. 12-15, 1997, Cromwell, Conn. Sponsored by the Northeast Utilities System et al. Will bring together scientists, industrial officials, builders and environmentalists. Contact JoAnn Lawrence, Northeast Sustainable Energy Assoc., 50 Miles St., Greenfield MA 01301 (tel: 413 774 6051; fax: 413 774 6053; e-mail: nesea@nesea.org; WWW: http://www.solstice.crest.org/nesea).


Event #d97cal15

Rio + 5, Mar. 13-19, 1997, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Will review progress made since the Earth Summit. Contact Earth Council (tel: 506 256 1611; fax: 506 255 2197; e-mail: eci@terra. ecouncil.ac.cr).


Event #d97cal16

International Climate Change Conference, Mar. 17-18, 1997, Brussels, Belg. Contact Amanda Jones, IBC, Gilmoore House, 57-61 Mortimer St., London W1N 8JX, UK (tel: 44 171 637 4383).


Event #d97cal17

Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Mar. 17-19, 1997, Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by NOAA, Environ. Canada et al. Oriented toward solving real-world problems. Topics include natural resource management, oceanographic applications and data access. Contact ERIM (Environ. Res. Inst. of Michigan), Conference Services, POB 134001, Ann Arbor MI 48113 (tel: 313 994 1200, ext. 3234; fax: 313 994 5123; e-mail: wallman@erim.org; WWW: http://www.erim.org/CONF/conf.html).


Event #d97cal18

Trilateral Workshop on Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector, Mar. 24-25, 1997, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Natl. Acad. Sci. Will assess the influence of the transportation sector on atmospheric composition on regional and global scales, the importance of changes in this sector to human societies, and the overall effectiveness and consequences of adopting policies to preclude or diminish unwanted changes. Contact L. Smith, Board on Atmos. Sci. & Climate, Natl. Res. Council, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418 (tel: 202 334 3512; fax: 202 334 3825; e-mail: lsmith@nas.edu).


APRIL 1997


Event #d97cal19

The Oceanography Society's 1997 Meeting: Ocean Interfaces, Apr. 1-4, 1997, Seattle, Washington. The plenary session on Apr. 1 will cover the air-sea interface with papers on model studies of the role of the ocean in global warming; iron, biology and climate; the politics of global change. Contact TOS (The Oceanog. Soc.), 4052 Timber Ridge Dr., Virginia Beach VA 23455 (tel: 757 464 0131; fax: 757 464 1759; e-mail: rhodes@exis.net or jrhodes@ccpo. odu.edu; WWW: http://www.tos.org).


Event #d97cal20

The Fourth International Symposium on Responses of Plant Metabolism to Air Pollution and Global Change, Apr. 1-5, 1997, Egmond aan Zee, Neth. Contact Symposium Secretariat, Dept. Plant biol., Univ. Groningen, POB 14, 9750 AA Haren, Neth. (tel: 31 50 363 2277; fax: 31 50 363 2273; e-mail: l.j.de.kok@biol.rug. nl, or g.stulen@biol.rug.nl).


Event #d97cal21

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Apr. 1-5, 1997, Fort Worth, Texas. At least one session will focus on climate change. Contact AAG, 1710 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: 202 234 1450; fax: 202 234 2744; e-mail: gaia@aag.org; WWW: http://www.aag.org).


Event #d97cal22

International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Apr. 7-8, 1997, Manchester, U.K. Will examine sustainable development at the international level, as well as the implementation of Agenda 21 at the local level. Contact ERP Environ., Conf. Off., POB 75, Shipley, W. Yorkshire BD17 6EZ, UK (tel: 44 1274 530 408; fax: 44 1274 530 409).


Event #d97cal23

Fifth International Symposium on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, Apr. 7-11, 1997, Pretoria, South Africa. Sponsored by the South African Soc. for Atmos. Sci. et al. with the theme, "The Impact of Weather and Climate on the Developing World." Global climate and climate change are among the topics. The following two workshops will precede this event. "Developing Regional Climate Change Scenarios," Apr. 1, Univ. of Cape Town; contact A. Joubert (e-mail: alec@crg.bpb.wits.ac.za). "Modeling the Ocean-Atmosphere System of the Southern Hemisphere," Apr. 2-4, Univ. Cape Town; contact J.R.E. Lutjeharms (e-mail: johann@physci.uct.ac.za). The complete program appears in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 3043-3071, Dec. 1996. Abstracts are due Aug. 1 to both contacts: Dayton Vincent, Dept. Earth & Atmos. Sci., CE 1397, Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette IN 47907 (tel: 317 494 3290; fax: 317 496 1210; e-mail: jimh@vm.cc.purdue.edu); Johan van Heerden, Dept. Civil Eng., Univ. Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, S. Africa (tel: 2712 420 2173; fax: 2712 433 589; e-mail: vhee-j@fanella.ee.up.ac.za).


Event #d97cal24

Fifth U.S.-Dutch Symposium on Air Pollution in the 21st Century: Priority Issues and Policy Trends, Apr. 13-17, 1997, Noordwijk, Neth. Contact Ottelien van Steenis, Natl. Inst. Public Health & Environ. Protect.-RIVM, POB 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Neth. (tel: 31 30 274 2970; fax: 31 30 274 4436; e-mail: ottelien.van.steenis@rivm.nlufendnet. In the U.S. contact Emily Lee (tel: 919 541 4169; fax: 919 541 5078; e-mail: lee.emily@ epamail.epa.gov).


Event #d97cal25

European Geophysical Society XXII General Assembly, Apr. 21-25, 1997, Vienna, Austria. Numerous sessions in the areas of hydrology, ocean-atmosphere, and solar-terrestrial science relate to global climate issues. These include climate change and water resource management; feedback between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere; climate variability and global ozone; changes in atmospheric UV-B. Abstracts of all accepted papers will be published in Ann. Geophys. Suppl. No. 15. The deadline for abstracts is Dec. 15, 1996. Contact EGS Office, Max-Planck Str. 1, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Ger. (tel: 49 5556 1440; fax: 49 5556 4709; e-mail: EGS@LINAX1.MPAE.GWDG.DE).


Event #d97cal26

First International Conference on Measurements and Modeling in Environmental Pollution (MMEP97), Apr. 22-24, 1997, Madrid, Spain. Will emphasize comparing the results obtained through measurements or modeling, and how each technique complements the other in providing useful information for implementing possible control strategies. Receiving special attention will be recent developments in environmental instrumentation and satellite imaging for environmental applications. Conference topics include biosphere-atmosphere exchange of pollutants, chemical transformation modeling, emission inventories, data analysis and observation, global studies, and satellite imaging. Address inquiries and abstracts to Liz Kerr, MMEP 97 Conference Secretariat, Wessex Inst. Technol., Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK (tel: 44 1 703 293223; fax: 44 1 703 292853; e-mail: WIT@wessex.witcmi.ac.uk; WWW: http://www.witcmi.ac.uk/).


Event #d97cal27

IAHS 5th Scientific Assembly, Apr. 23-May 3, 1997, Rabat, Morocco. Sustainable water resources under hydrological extremes and climate change is among the topics. Contact IAHS SA5-97 Organizing Committee, Direction Generale de l'hydraulique, Casier Rabat-chellah, Morocco (tel: 212 7 769 008; fax: 212 7 778 696).


Event #d97cal28

Clean Air Act and Latest Title V Requirements, Apr. 25, 1997, Orlando, Fla. Topics will include requirements for CFC labeling, recycling and recovery. Contact Victoria Magouirk (tel: 919 469 1585, ext. 222).


Event #d97cal29

SOLAR 97, Apr. 25-30, 1997, Washington, D.C. Seven organizations and agencies are sponsoring this event for which the complete program is now available. Includes a session on risk mitigation and global climate change, and several relating to sustainability. Contact Amer. Solar Energy Soc., 2400 Central Ave., G-1, Boulder CO 80301 (tel: 303 443 3130; fax: 303 443 3212; e-mail ases@ases.org; WWW: http://www.ases.org/solar). Also contact Solar Energy Industries Assoc., 122 C St. NW, 4th Fl., Washington DC 20001 (tel: 202 383 2600; fax: 202 383 2670; e-mail: info@seia.org; WWW: http://www.seia.org).


Event #dapr98cal1

1997 Climate Change Conference of the Canadian Energy Research Institute, Apr. 28-29, 1997, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Has the theme, "Setting the Stage: Canada's Negotiating Position on Climate Change." Contact Carrie Smith, CERI, #150, 3512-33 St. NW, Calgary AB T2L 2A6, Can. (tel: 403 282 1213; fax: 403 284 4181).


Event #d97cal30

From Carbon Cycle to Bicycle: Sharing Responsibility for Global Climate Change, Apr. 30-May 3, 1997, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Most international meetings have neglected to address losses of biomass, which reduce the biosphere's ability to absorb and store carbon. Over 100 scientists and policy analysts will make presentations focusing on the impacts to the biological carbon cycle of environmental degradation caused by ozone layer depletion, increased UV radiation, climate change, desertification, and urbanization. Contact Skies Above Foundation, 2701 Seaview Rd., Victoria BC V8N 1K7, Can. (tel: 250 477 0555; fax: 250 472 0700; e-mail: skies@islandnet. com; WWW: http://www.islandnet.com/~skies/cconf/conannou.htm).


MAY 1997


Event #d97cal31

Securing Northern Futures: Developing Research Partnerships, May 1-4, 1997, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Will address such topics as the impacts of ozone depletion and climate change on northern regions. Contact Conference Secretariat, Canadian Circumpolar Inst., Univ. Alberta, 8820-112 St., Edmonton AB T6G 2E1, Can. (tel: 403 492 4512; fax: 403 492 1153; e-mail: canadian.circumpolar.institute@ualberta.ca).


Event #d97cal33

Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Scientific Meeting, May 4-8, 1997, Banff, Alberta, Can. Technical sessions will cover several areas relating to global climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. The Western and Eastern Snow Conferences will hold joint sessions on climate change and its effects on snow and ice in alpine areas, and on snow in the boreal forest. For details, including submitting abstracts, contact J.A.R. Blais, Geomatics Engineering, Univ. Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Can. (tel: 403 220 7379; fax: 403 284 1980; e-mail: blais@acs.ucalgary.ca).


Event #d97cal34

1997 Halon Options Technical Working Conference, May 6-8, 1997, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Will feature technical papers on the research and development of alternatives to halon fire extinguishing agents. Contact Donna Chavez, UNM/NMERI, Univ. New Mexico, 901 Univ. Blvd. SE, Albuquerque NM 87106 (tel: 505 272 7260; fax: 505 272 7203; WWW: http://nmeri.unm.edu/cget/confinfo.htm).


Event #d97cal35

International Workshop on Dissipation of N from the Human N Cycle and Its Role in Present and Future N2O Emissions to the Atmosphere, May 8-11, 1997, Oslo, Norway. Held under the auspices of the Norwegian Research Council and the TRAGEX activity of IGAC et al. Will use the result from a detailed analysis of anthropogenic N flows and dissipation from Norwegian society. Presentation of similar analyses from other societies are encouraged. Suggested topics include N dissipation from human society to the environment; identification of the major recipients of anthropogenic N load; assessment of the fate of anthropogenic N in each recipient pool; compilation of assessments into a simple model. Contact Lars Bakken, Dept. Soil & Water Sci., Agricultural Univ. of Norway, POB 5028, N-1432 Aas, Norway (tel/fax: 47 649 48219; e-mail: lars.bakken@ijvf.nlh.no); or Arvin Mosier, ARS, USDA, POB E, Ft. Collins CO 80522 (tel: 970 490 8250; fax: 970 490 8213; e-mail: amosier@lamar.colostate.edu).


Event #d97cal36

XIVth Oceanography International: Pacific Rim, May 12-14, 1997, Singapore. Sponsored by the Natl. Univ. of Singapore et al. and includes three international conferences, two of which relate to global climate change. Pacific Rim '97, a broad scientific and technical conference, will cover measuring, modeling and prediction of the oceans. IOA '97 is a forum of the International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion/Deep Ocean Water Applications Association. Contact L.A. Sandbach, Spearhead Exhibitions, Ocean House, 50 Kingston Rd., New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LZ, UK (tel: 44 0181 949 9222; fax: 44 0181 949 8186; e-mail: oipacrim@spearhead.co.uk).


Event #dmay97cal1

1997 International Coalbed Methane Symposium, May 12-17, 1997, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Sponsored by the University of Alabama et al. Focused on accurate delineation and efficient recovery of mine-related and stand-alone coalbed methane. Contact C. Forman, College of Continuing Studies, Univ. Alabama, Box 870388, Tuscaloosa AL 35487; (tel: 205 348 9718; fax: 205 348 9276; Internet: ualvm.ua.edu/~cstudies/pmdp.html).


Event #d97cal37

ETEX Symposium on Long-Range Atmospheric Transport, Model Verification and Emergency Response, May 13-16, 1997, Vienna, Austria. Sponsored by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Intl. Atomic Energy Agency, and World Meteor. Organization. Will focus the European Tracer Experiment (ETEX) data set and compare it to model predictions. Abstracts are due by Oct. 15, 1996, to: Katrin Nodop, Joint Res. Ctr., Environ. Inst., T.P. 510, I-21020 Ispra (VA), Italy (fax: 39 332 78 5924; e-mail: symp.etex@jrc.it; WWW: http://www.ei.jrc.it/etex/symp).


Event #dapr98cal2

Adapting to Climate Change and Variability in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin: A Binational Symposium, May 13-15, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact Indra Fung Fook, Environ. Adaptation, Atmos. Environ. Serv., 4905 Dufferin St., Downsview ON M3H 5T4, Can. (tel: 416 739 4436; fax: 416 739 4297).


Event #dapr98cal3

Negotiating Environmental Agreements, May 15-16, 1997, Cambridge, Mass. Sponsored by the Environ. Policy Group, Mass. Inst. Technol., and intended for senior corporate executives and regulators. Will explore a new strategy developed at MIT that emphasizes "mutual gains" as a way to conclude environmental negotiations more quickly and at less cost, and that leaves relationships intact and encourages joint problem solving. The course fee is $1175. Contact Carol Sloane, Ctr. for Mgmt. Res., 55 William St., Wellesley MA 02181 (tel: 617 239 1111; fax: 617 239 1546).


Event #d97cal38

Global Environmental Facility Council Meeting, May 20-22, 1997, Washington, D.C. Contact GEF Secretariat, Rm. G6-105, The World Bank, 1818 H St. NW Washington DC 20433 (tel: 202 473 1053; fax: 202 522 3240; e-mail: gefpub@worldbank.org; WWW: http://www.worldbank.org/).


Event #d97cal39

IGAC-SPARC-GAW Conference on Global Measurement Systems for Atmospheric Composition, May 20-22, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Will bring together managers, scientists and policy makers, who plan and conduct large space-based experiments, and who plan, conduct and model other types of large-scale measurement programs. The preliminary list of topics includes space-based, upper atmosphere, and lower atmosphere measurements; ground-based networks; calibration and validation; modeling; data assimilation; and policy. The call for papers has been issued; abstracts are due Mar. 1, 1997, preferably by electronic submission. Contact IGAC-GOMAC, Dept. Physics, Univ. Toronto, 60 St. George St., Toronto ON M5S 1A7, Can (tel: 416 978 4723; fax: 416 978 8905; e-mail: gomac.abstracts@atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca; WWW: http://www.atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca/GOMAC/).


Event #d97cal40

Chemistry, Energy and the Environment 3, May 25-28, 1997, Estoril, Portugal. A workshop covering such topics as catalysis in service of the environment, the challenge of environmentally friendly energy production, hydrogen as an energy source, nuclear energy, and future energy sources. Submit titles of papers to: César Sequeira, Inst. Superio Técnico, 1096 Lisboa Codex, Portugal (tel/fax: 351 1 778 3594). An information contact is John Moffat, Univ. Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1, Can. (tel: 519 888 4567; fax: 519 746 0435).


Event #d97cal41

GW8: The Eighth Global Warming International Conference and Expo, May 26-29, 1997, New York, N.Y. (Will also include an executive workshop: "Industrial Technology and Greenhouse Gas Emission.") Major subject categories include energy and natural resource management; international coordination; global warming and climate change; international law and policy making; global warming and public health; remote sensing; and state and local government issues. The final information pamphlet includes a listing of key presentations, and summaries of topical highlights. Contact GW8, c/o SUPCON, POB 5275, Woodridge IL 60517 (tel: 630 910 1551; fax: 630 910 1561). Obtain information electronically as follows: GWIC WWW Coordinator e-mail: krreddy@csrumsu.ars.ag.gov; also, WWW: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/earth. The Proceedings will be published by World Resource Review.


Event #d97cal42

Technologies for Activities Implemented Jointly, May 26-29, 1997, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Participants will share joint implementation experiences-both achievements and pitfalls. Contact Pierce Riemer or Andrea Smith, AIJ Conf., IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Prog., CRE Group Ltd., Stoke Orchard, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 4RZ, UK (tel: 44 1242 680 753; fax: 44 1242 680 758; e-mail: mail@ieagreen.demon.co.uk; WWW: http://www.ieagreen.org.uk/aijindex.htm).


Event #d97cal43

American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, May 27-30, 1997, Baltimore, Md. A call for papers has been issued. Special sessions relating to global climate change and related subjects have been scheduled in the Union, Atmospheric Sciences, and Geodesy sections. Their topics include satellites and global climate monitoring; measurement, inter-pretation, and societal impact of sea level variations; air-sea gas exchange; smoke, clouds and radiation in Brazil (SCAR-B); solar radiation interactions with aerosols and clouds; TARFOX; atmospheric sources and sinks of N2O; integration of ecosystem simulation modeling in large-scale field experiments; contributions of satellite gravity measurements to earth science, global change, and natural hazards; antarctic geodynamics. Contact AGU, Meetings Dept., 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: 800 966 2481; 202 462 6900; fax: 202 328 0566; e-mail: meetinginfo@kosmos.agu.org; WWW: http://www.agu.org). (See Eos, pp. 26-31, Jan. 21, 1997.)


Event #dapr98cal4

Clean Air 2000: Regulation and Politics, May 29-30, 1997, Arlington, Virginia. Inside EPA's first conference on this topic will include coverage of U.S. climate change policy by White House, EPA, and congressional officials. Also will look at implications for clean air related to restructuring the electricity industry. Registrations cost $650. Contact IWP Conferences, POB 7167, Washington DC 20044 (tel: 800 424 9068, 703 416 8505; fax: 703 416 8543).


JUNE 1997


Event #d97cal44

31st Annual Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, June 2-6, 1997, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. Through the theme of water and energy cycles, special focus is given to two major interdisciplinary research projects in Canada-BOREAS and GEWEX. For program information, contact G.S. Strong, Congress '97, Atmos. Environ. Service, 11 Innovation Blvd., Saskatoon SK S7N 3H5, Can. (tel: 306 975 5809; fax: 306 975 6516; e-mail: StrongG@ nhrisv.nhrc.sk.doe.ca). For local arrangements, contact Joe Eley (tel: 306 975 5685; fax: 306 975 6516; e-mail: EleyJ@nhrisv.nhrc.sk.doe.ca).


Event #d97cal45

22nd NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and Its Application, June 2-6, 1997, Clermont-Ferrand, France. A call for papers has been issued; one of the key topics is global and long-range transport. Abstracts are due Sep. 30, 1996, to: Sven-Erik Gryning, Dept. Meteor., Riso Natl. Lab., 4000 Roskilde, Denmark (fax:: 45 46755619; e-mail: gryning@risoe.dk).


Event #dapr98cal5

Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol, June 3-6, 1997, Nairobi, Kenya. Contact K.M. Sarma, Coordinator, Ozone Secretariat, UNEP, POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya (tel: 254 2 623 885; fax: 254 2 521 930; e-mail: madhava.sarma@unep.no; WWW: http://www.unep.org/unep/secretar/ozone/home.htm).


Event #d97cal46

Air & Waste Management Association 90th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, June 8-13, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Can. Papers should reflect the theme-science and technology: the international language. The broad range of session topics includes global CO2 emissions trading, joint implementation, economic factors and environmental management in sustainable development, and meeting international climate change commitments. Paper proposal forms are due Sep. 16, 1996 to: Air & Waste Management Assoc., One Gateway Ctr., Third Fl., Pittsburgh PA 15222 (tel: 412 232 3444; fax: 412 232 3450). See Environ. Manager, pp. 36-43, July 1996.


Event #d97cal47

Changing Water Regimes in Drylands, June 9-13, 1997, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Will identify research needs and priorities for the early 21st century and develop a statement of future research directions. Among the themes are the water regimes' response in space and time to variations in the climate system; and the response of biota to changes in water regimes. Contact N. Lancaster, Desert Res. Inst., Univ. Nevada, Reno NV 89512 (tel: 702 673 7304; e-mail: nick@maxey.dri.edu; WWW: http://www.dri.edu).


Event #d97cal48

Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly, June 23-27, 1997, New York, N.Y. Will mark the five-year anniversary of the Earth Summit, and will review the implementation of Agenda 21. Contact CSD Secretariat, Two U.N. Plaza, 22nd Fl., New York NY 10017 (tel: 212 963 3170; fax: 212 963 4260; e-mail: dpcsd@un.org; WWW: http://www.un.org/dpcsd).


Event #d97cal49

The International Climate Change Conference and Technologies Exhibition, June 12-13, 1997, Baltimore, Md. Sponsored by the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy et al. to address incorporating climate change into long-term business strategies. Session topics include: current science and international and government perspectives; case studies, business opportunities and strategies in the U.S., in developed countries, and in emerging markets; analysis of existing, new and long-term technologies in various sectors; and barriers to implementation. Contact Heather Tardel, POB 236, Frederick MD (tel: 301 695 3762; fax: 301 695 0175).


Event #d97cal50

1997 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of the Global Environmental Change Research Community, June 12-14, 1997, Laxenburg, Austria. Sponsored by the Intl. Inst. for Applied Systems Analysis et al. Will promote exchange of information among researchers, social scientists, humanists and others on current research and teaching, and will encourage networking. Contact Claudia Heilig-Staindl, IIASA, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria (tel: 43 2236 71521; fax: 43 2236 71313; e-mail: staindl@iiasa.ac.at).


Event #d97cal51

ACCESS IV: Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, June 12-14, 1997, Newton, Mass. Sponsored by several Federal agencies for up to 25 recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates in atmospheric chemistry who will interact with representatives of the principal federal agencies that fund atmospheric chemistry research. Applications are due Mar. 15, 1997. Contact Doug Worsnop (ACCESS), Aerodyne Res. Inc., 45 Manning Rd., Billerica MA 01821 (e-mail: worsnop@aerodyne. com). Note: Participants will be provided with support to attend both this colloquium and the Gordon Conference (next entry).


Event #dapr98cal6

WINDPOWER 97: Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association, June 15-18, 1997, Austin, Tex. Contact Linda Redmond, Amer. Wind Energy Assoc., 122 C St. NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20001 (tel: 202 383 2500; fax: 202 383 2505; e-mail: lindaredmond@mcimail.com).


Event #d97cal52

Gordon Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, June 15-20, 1997, Newport, R.I. A Gordon Research Conference. Organized by Paul Wine (e-mail: pw7@prism.gatech.edu) and Daniel Jacob (e-mail: djj@io.harvard. edu). These are among the sessions: chemistry and climate; stratospheric chemistry; global tropospheric chemistry; and biosphere-atmosphere exchange. Early applications, which can be submitted electronically, are suggested. Contact Gordon Res. Ctr., Univ. Rhode Island, POB 984, W. Kingston RI 02892 (tel: 401 783 4011; fax: 401 783 7644; e-mail: grc@ grcmail.crc.uri.edu; WWW: http://www.grc.uri.edu). See advertisement in Eos, p. 63, Feb. 11, 1997.


Event #d97cal53

Soils and Global Change: Carbon Cycle, Trace Gas Exchange, and Hydrology, June 16-17, 1997, Toulouse, France. A NATO Advanced Study Institute. Contact E.A. Holland, NCAR, Atmos. Chem. Div., 1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder CO 80303 (fax: 303 497 1477; e-mail: eholland@ncar.ucar.edu).2


Event #d97cal54

Training Workshop on Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis, June 16-July 11, 1997, Cambridge, Mass. The fifth annual workshop held by the Harvard University Institute for International Development. Intended for mid-career professionals from NGOs and the private sector, will cover concepts and methods in environmental economics. Will pay particular attention to integrating economic and environmental considerations (opportunities to protect the environment without restricting economic growth), and to innovative approaches for promoting sustainable developments and financing environmental investments. Two tracks-methods or policy-are available. The course costs $8500. Applications are due Mar. 28, 1997 to: Environ. Econ. & Policy Analysis Workshop, Harvard Inst. for Intl. Develop., One Eliot St., Cambridge MA 02138 (tel: 617 495 5999; fax: 617 496 3956; e-mail: eepa@hiid.harvard.edu).


Event #d97cal55

NCAR Climate System Model Workshop, June 23-27, 1997, Breckenridge, Colo. This second annual workshop on the development of a climate system model for community applications will discuss current results, plan future experiments, and include working group meetings. Emphasis will be on these components of the model: atmospheric season-to-interannual variability; decadal-to-centennial variability; polar climate; anthropogenic land-biogeochemical processes; paleoclimate; and oceanic and chemical processes. The workshop is open, but space is limited; application and registration by e-mail or fax is preferred. Limited travel funds may be available. Contact Susan Chavez, Climate System Model Project Office, NCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307; (tel: 303 497 1611; fax: 303 497 1695; e-mail: chavez@ucar.edu; WWW: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/csm/meetings).


Event #d97cal56

10th Conference on the Middle Atmosphere, June 23-27, 1997, Tacoma, Washington. (Co-located with the 11th Conference on Atmospheric Ocean Waves and Stability.) Sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. A balanced program of observational studies and modeling work is planned that will include papers on trace constituent transport, stratospheric chemistry, aerosol effects, chemical and dynamical coupling of the troposphere and stratosphere, and long-term ozone variability and global climate effects. A joint session will cover polar vortex dynamics. Abstracts are due, preferably by e-mail, by Dec. 1, 1996 to: William Randel, NCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307 (tel: 303 497 1439; fax: 303 497 1492; e-mail: randel@ucar.edu).


Event #d97cal57

WMO Workshop on Measurement and Modeling Cloud Properties, June 23-27, 1997, Mexico City, Mexico. Will assess the status of techniques for in situ and remote measurements and their adequacy for providing the information needed for initializing and comparing with local-, regional-, and global-scale climate models. Contact Graciela Raga, Ctr. de Ciencias de la Atmos., UNAM, Ciudad Univ., 04510 Mexico DF, Mexico (tel: 525 622 4086; fax: 525 616 0789; e-mail: conf97@nefelos.atmosfcu.unam.mx; or Darrel Baumgardner, NCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307; (tel: 303 497 1054; fax: 303 497 1092; e-mail: darrel@ncar.ucar.edu).


Event #d97cal58

World Meteorological Organization Meeting on Measurement and Modeling of Cloud Properties, June 23-27, 1997, Mexico City, Mexico. Contact G. Raga, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, UNAM, Ciudad Univ., 04510 Mexico DF, Mexico (tel: 52 5 622 4086; fax: 52 5 616 0789; e-mail: conf97@nefelos.atmosfcu. unam.mx).


JULY 1997


Event #d97cal59

1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for Physical Sciences of the Ocean, July 1-9, 1997, Melbourne, Australia. Sponsored by the Australian Acad. Sci., CSIRO et al. Will explore the interconnectedness of the geosphere with the atmosphere and oceans, as well as the ways in which these interactions manifest themselves in temporal and spatial change under the influence of physical and social forces. Also to be included is the Fourth IGAC Scientific Conference consisting of three CACGP co-sponsored symposia: chemical processes and climate; tropospheric chemistry and related air/surface exchange in polar regions; and closing the budgets of CO2, CH4 and N2O. Contact M. Scarlett IAMAS/IAPSO Secretariat, Convention Network, 224 Rouse St., Port Melbourne, Vic. 3207, Australia (tel: 61 3 9646 4122; fax: 61 3 9646 7737; e-mail: mscarlett@peg.apc.org; WWW: http://www.dar.csiro.au/pub/events/assemblies/). Detailed information is also contained in the IGACtivities Newsletter. Contact IGAC (Intl. Global Atmos. Chem.) Core Project Off., MIT, Bldg. 24-409, Cambridge MA 02139 (tel: 617 253 9887; fax: 617 253 9886; e-mail: erobbins@mit.edu; WWW: http://web.mit.edu/igac/www/).


Event #d97cal60

Course on Sea Level Changes on Micro to Macro Time Scales: Measurement, Modeling, Interpretation and Application, July 1-12, 1997, Kos, Greece. An advanced course that will focus on changes influenced by anthropogenic factors. Presented by the Environ. & Clim. Program of the European Union. The course and lodging are offered without charge, but students must pay for travel and food. Contact Susanna Zerbini, Dept. di Fis., Univ. Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 8, 40127 Bologna, Italy (tel: 39 51 630 5019; fax: 39 51 630 5058; e-mail: Zerbini@astbol.bo.cnr.it).


Event #d97cal61

Modeling the Earth's Climate and Its Variability, July 1-25, 1997, Les Houches, France. A NATO Advanced Study Institute. Contact S. Joussaume, DSM, Lab. Modelization du Clim. & Environ., Orme des Merisiers, Bat. 709, CE Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France (fax: 69 08 77 16; e-mail: sylgouse@ssaclay.cea.fr).


Event #d97cal62

Third International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, July 7-10, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by the European Commission et al. Technical sessions will include atmospheric and oceanic applications; data acquisition; new systems and sensors; airborne platforms. A nearby airfield will host an exhibit of over 20 airborne platforms equipped with remote sensing technology. Contact Robert Rogers, ERIM (Environ. Res. Inst. of Michigan) Conferences, POB 134001, Ann Arbor MI 48113 (tel: 313 994 1200, ext. 3234; fax: 313 994 5123; e-mail: raeder@erim.org; WWW: http://www.erim.org/CONF/3rd_airborne/3rd.html).


Event #d97cal63

Environmental Indices: Systems Analysis Approach, July 7-11, 1997, St. Petersburg, Russia. Will discuss possible ways to harmonize national efforts in the field of environmental indicators and to examine existing methods of their transformation into highly aggregated indices. Contact Irina Malkina-Pykh, Russian Acad. Sci., Center INENCO, 14 Kutuzova nab., St. Petersburg 191187, Russia (tel: 812 272 16 01; fax: 812 272 42 65; e-mail: pykh@inenco.spb.su).


Event #d97cal64

Forest Products for Sustainable Forestry, July 7-12, 1997, Pullman, Wash. An international conference that will focus on progress and needs in research to meet the rapidly increasing demands for forest products, while maintaining the forest as the source of such products and a resource for social, economic and environmental benefits. Contact IUFRO Div. 5 Conference, Conferences & Institutes, Washington State Univ., POB 645222, Pullman WA 99164 (fax: 509 335 0945; e-mail: wsuconf@wsu.edu).


Event #djun97cal1

Impact of Climate Change on the Southwestern United States: World Wide Web Workshop, July 7-18, 1997, Tucson, Ariz. Sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Res. Prog., this interactive workshop to be held on the World Wide Web, will provide background information and stimulate discussion. Participants will be able to read and contribute to discussions on prepared position papers and volunteered contributions. Contact D.A. Kirtland (e-mail: dakirtland@usgs.gov; Internet URL: http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/sw/).


Event #d97cal65

1997 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry: How Industry Will Procure Energy Efficiency Services in the 21st Century, July 8-11, 1997, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Will promote interaction among participants through structured (paper presentation) and unstructured (discussion and display) sessions. Papers will relate to energy efficiency in featured industries (such as chemicals, food products, iron and steel) or to topics of general interest (energy efficiency, development of partnerships, international energy issues, industrial strategies for global climate change). The abstract deadline may have passed. Contact Debbie Giallombardo, ACEEE (Amer. Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy), Conference Off., 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, S. 801, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202 429 8873; fax: 202 429 2248; e-mail: ace3-conf@ccmail.pnl.gov; WWW: http://crest.org/aceee).


Event #d97cal66

Fourth International Scientific Symposium on Transport and Air Pollution, July 9-13, 1997, Avignon, France. All methods of transportation will be examined as well as the effects of air pollution on the environment (including the greenhouse effect). Submit abstracts by Sep. 31, 1996, to: Robert Joumard (tel: 33 72 36 2300; fax: 33 72 37 6837; e-mail: joumard@inrets.fr).


Event #dapr98cal8

Coastal Vulnerability: Natural and Human Dimensions, July 9-23, 1997, Barcelona, Spain. An advanced study course offered by the Intl. Ctr. for Coastal Resources Res. Contact Maria Ruiz, CIIRC, Gran Capita, s/n Campus-Nord-UPC, Módul D-1, 08034 Barcelona, Spain (tel: 34 3 280 6400; fax: 34 3 280 6019; e-mail: arcilla@etseccpb.upc.es; WWW: http://www.upc.es/ciirc/eng/edu/97vulner/index.html).


Event #d97cal67

Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts, July 13-18, 1997, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Papers should address global change through studies on Antarctica or the Southern Ocean on topics such as ice sheet mass balance, paleoenvironmental records, sea ice, ice-ocean-atmosphere-lithosphere interactions with sea level change, climate monitoring and detection of change, and biogeochemical cycles. Contact Intl. Glaciol. Soc., Lensfield Rd., Cambridge CB2 1ER, UK (tel: 44 1223 355 974; fax: 44 1223 336 543; e-mail: 100751.1667@compuserve.com; WWW: http://www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/antcrc/events/antsymp.html). Or contact Mures Convention Mgmt. (tel: 61 3 6234 1424; fax: 61 3 6234 4464; e-mail: mures@trump.net.au).


Event #d97cal68

A Systems Approach to El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Oceanic, Atmospheric, Societal, Environmental, and Policy Perspectives, July 20-Aug. 1, 1997, Boulder, Colo. A summer colloquium sponsored by NCAR's Environmental & Societal Impacts Group et al. to familiarize recent Ph.D. recipients with current understanding of the causes, effects and implication of ENSO events and the roles ENSO plays in the global climate system. Contact Barbara Hansford, NCAR/ASP, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307; (fax: 303 497 1646; e-mail: barbm@ucar.edu; WWW: http://www.dir.ucar.edu/esig/ENSO_colloquium.html).


Event #d97cal69

Seventh Session of the Ad Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate, July 28-Aug. 7, 1997, Bonn, Ger. Both subsidiary bodies, as well as the Ad Hoc Group on Article 13, will meet. Contact UNFCCC Secretariat, POB 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Ger. (tel: 49 228 815 1000; fax: 49 228 815 1999; e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.de; WWW: http://www.unfccc.de).


Event #dapr98cal9

FLOWERS '97: Florence World Energy Research Symposium-Clean Energy for the New Century, July 30-Aug. 1, 1997, Florence, Italy. Contact G. Mafrida, DEF Dept. Energy Eng., Univ. Florence, Via S. Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy (tel: 39 55 479 6346; fax: 39 55 479 6342; e-mail: Flowers@eners.ing.unifi.it.


Event #djul97cal1

Third Annual World Congress on Zero Emissions, July 31-Aug. 2, 1997, Jakarta, Indonesia. Will focus on how the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) will contribute to the second green revolution, and will demonstrate the opportunities for companies that target zero emissions. Participation on-site is by invitation only; others may participate via the Internet. Contact ZERI, United Nations Univ., 53-70 Jigumae, 5-Chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan (tel: 81 3 5467 1265; fax: 81 3 5467 1247; e-mail: info@zeri.org; WWW: http://www.zeri.org).



AUGUST 1997


Event #dmay97cal3

Biodiversity: Global Issues, Aug. 3-7, 1997, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Contact Marilynn Maury, AIBS, 1444 Eye St. NW, S. 200, Washington DC 20005 (tel: 202 628 1500; e-mail: mmaury@aibs.org).


Event #dmay97cal4

Disturbance in Boreal Forest Ecosystems: Human Impacts and Natural Processes, Aug. 4-8, 1997, Duluth, Minn. Sponsored by the Intl. Boreal Forest Res. Assoc. Global climate is among the topics of interest. Contact Elizabeth Schmucker, USDA Forest Service-FFASR-1C-Aud, 201 14th St. SW, Washington DC 20250 (tel: 202 205 1561; fax: 202 205 2497; e-mail: ibfra97@worldweb.net).


Event #dapr98cal10

U.S.-China Conference on the Environment, Aug. 5-8, 1997, Beijing, China. Academics, practitioners, and representatives of business and industry will share best practices that address environmental issues and promote economic development. Contact Global Interactions Inc., 14 W. Cheryl Dr., Phoenix AZ 85021 (tel: 602 943 3922; fax: 602 943 4458; e-mail: global@goodnet.com).


Event #d97cal70

Chemical Oceanography, Aug. 10-15, 1997, Meriden, New Hampshire. A Gordon Research Conference. Organized by Ken Bruland. Contact Gordon Res. Ctr., Univ. Rhode Island, POB 984, W. Kingston RI 02892 (tel: 401 783 4011; fax: 401 783 7644; e-mail: grc@grcmail.crc.uri.edu). (See Science, Feb. 21, 1997.)


Event #djul97cal2

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Workshop on the Impacts of the Actions of Annex I Parties on All Parties, Aug. 17-23, 1997, Oslo, Norway. Contact IPCC Secretariat, World Meteor. Organiz., CP N2300, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switz. (tel: 41 22 7308 215; fax: 41 22 7331 270; e-mail: narasimhan.sundararaman@itu.ch; WWW: http://www.unfccc.de/).


Event #dmay97cal5

The Third SPREP Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Conference, Aug. 18-22, 1997, Noumea, New Caledonia. Sponsored by the Government of France, and organized by the South Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP). Intended to improve the understanding of Pacific Island governments about the implications of climate change; to strengthen cooperation among international organizations (IOC, UNESCO, WMO, UNEP et al.); to review results of climate change research related to the SPREP area. Regarding submittal of an abstract, contact Chalapan Kaluwin, SPREP, POB 240, Apia, Western Samoa (tel: 685 21 929; fax: 265 20 231; e-mail: naiwen@talofa.net; or Jacqueline Thomas, ORSTOM Secretariat, BP A5 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia (tel: 687 26 10 00; fax: 687 26 43 26); e-mail: thomas@noumea.orstom.nc).


Event #djul97cal3

Countdown to Kyoto: The Consequences of Mandatory CO2 Emission Reductions, Aug. 19-21, 1997, Canberra, Australia. To take place prior to the review of the U.N. Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto, Dec. 10-12, 1997), this conference will look at the EU/US greenhouse strategy from a Pacific perspective. Political leaders and experts from around the world will participate. The conference fee is A$750. Contact Darby Higgs, Australian APEC Study Ctr., Level 6, 30 Collins St., Melbourne, Vic. 3000, Australia (tel: 61 3 9903 8757; fax: 61 3 9903 8813; e-mail: apec@arts.monash.edu.au; WWW: http://www.monash.edu.au/ausapec/kyotoc.htm).


Event #djul97cal4

APEC Energy Week, Aug. 24-29, 1997, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A meeting of the energy ministers of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will follow an International Energy Business Forum, Aug. 24-25. Contact Kerri Hartland (tel: 613 995 7184; fax: 613 992 7699; e-mail: khartlan@nrcan.gc.ca).


Event #dmay97cal6

GCTE/PAGES/IGAC/BAHC Workshop on Spatial-Temporal Dimensions of High-Latitude Ecosystem Change (Siberian IGBP Transect), Aug. 24-31, 1997, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Will focus on the Northern Eurasian forest, tundra and boreal ecosystems. Topics will include carbon, nitrogen and other elemental cycling; global change and the composition and structure of these ecosystems; historical data and long term forest dynamics; and the effects of human-driven land-use changes. (See IGACtivities for detailed information.) Regarding abstracts, contact Elena Muratova (e-mail: dndr@infor.krasnoyarsk.su). The workshop chair is Eugene Vaganov, V.N. Sukachev Inst. of Forestry Res., Russian Acad. Sci., Siberian Branch, Academgorodok, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia (tel/fax: 7 39 1243 3686; e-mail: dndr@infor.krasnoyarsk.su).


Event #djul97cal5

Third Biomass Conference of the Americas: Making a Business from Biomass in Energy, Environment, Chemicals, Fibers, Materials, Aug. 25-28, 1997, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Contact Lee Recca, Natl. Renewable Energy Lab., 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden CO 80401 (tel: 303 275 3913; fax: 303 275 2905; e-mail: reccal@tcplink.nrel.gov; WWW: http://www.nrel.gov/bioam).


Event #dmay97cal7

The WMO/ICSU/IOC Conference on the World Climate Research Program: Achievements, Benefits and Challenges, Aug. 26-28, 1997, Geneva, Switz. Will provide scientists, policy makers and advisers an opportunity to review achievements of the WCRP and to set the climate science response and research priorities for the next decade. Contact Joint Planning Staff, WCRP, WMO, 1211 Geneva 2, Switz. (tel: 41 22 730 8494; fax: 41 22 734 0357; e-mail: wcrp_conf@gateway.wmo.ch).


Event #d97cal71

CLIMA 2000, Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 1997, Brussels, Belgium. Organized by ATIC (Belgian Royal Soc. of Heating Ventilation and Related Technology Industry) et al. Conducted in English. Held every four years for a diverse audience. One of the technical sessions will cover energy and environment, including the global energy performance and environmental impacts of HVAC techniques as related to the greenhouse effect or ozone depletion. Pre-registered participants will receive all papers on CD-ROM before the conference. Contact CLIMA 2000 '97, c/o SRBII, Ravenstein 3, B-1000 Brussels, Belg. (tel: 32 2 511 7469; fax: 32 2 511 7597).

Event #djul97cal6

The International Geographic Union Regional Conference: The Atlantic-Past, Present and Future, Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 1997, Lisbon, Portugal. Will cover human pressure on coastal margins and landscape, sustainable development, and global change. Contact Dra Carminda Cavaco, Ctr. de Estudos Geog. (CEG), Faculdade de Letras, Alameda da Univ., 1699 Lisboa Dodex, Portugal (tel: 351 1 796 5469; fax: 351 1 793 8690; e-mail: ceg@mail.telepac.pt).



SEPTEMBER 1997


Event #dmay97cal8

Environmental Change, Adaptation and Security, Fall 1997, Budapest, Hungary. A Joint NATO Cooperation Partner Meeting. Contact S. Lonergan, Dept. Geography, Univ. Victoria, POB 3050, Victoria BC V8W 3P5, Can. (fax: 604 595 0403; e-mail: lonergan@uvic.ca).


Event #dmay97cal9

IXth World Water Congress of IWRA, Sep. 1-6, 1997, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Sponsored by the Intl. Water Resour. Assoc. with the theme "Water Resources Outlook for the 21st Century: Conflicts and Opportunities." Topics include conflict resolution, sustainability of fresh water resources, and managing water resources under conditions of scarcity and flood. Contact A. Shady, CIDA, 200 Promenade du Portage, Hull PQ K1A 0G4, Can. (tel: 819 994 4098; fax: 819 953 3348; e-mail: aly_shady@ACDI-CIDA.gc.ca).


Event #djul97cal7

Regional Climate Workshops, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. This series is designed to improve understanding of the national-scale consequences of global change. They are examining the vulnerabilities of various regions of the U.S. to climate variability and climate change and helping to aggregate information across regions to support national-scale scientific assessment. For general information on these, previous, and future workshops contact: USGCRP Coordination Office, (fax: 202 358 4103; e-mail: regional.workshops@usgcrp.gov; WWW: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/ipccrev7.html.) Also contact Environ. Div., Off. Sci. & Technol Policy (fax: 202 456 6025).

  • Sep. 3-5, 1997, Durham, New Hampshire. (fax: 603 862 1915; e-mail: eos.director@unh.edu).
  • Sep. 3-5, 1997, Tucson Ariz. Contact Jon Unruh, Udall Ctr. for Studies in Public Policy, Univ. Arizona, 803/811 E. First St., Tucson AZ 85719 (tel: 520 621 7189; fax: 520 621 9234; e-mail: udallctr@ccit.arizona.edu; WWW: http://vpr2.admin.arizona.edu/udall_center/).
  • Sep. 9-11, College Park, Pa. Contact Ann Fisher (fax: 814 865 3746; e-mail: fisherann@psu.edu).
  • National Workshop on Climate Change Impacts, Nov. 10-12. (See entry below.)

Event #djun97cal2

Consolidating Environmental Debts: Planning For Ecosystem Recovery, Sep. 7-8, 1997, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Immediately precedes the Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. Sponsored by Friends of the Earth to provide an opportunity for environmentalists, health professionals, scientists and others to assess the progress of the Montreal Protocol, and to prepare strategies on priorities to accelerate the recovery of the ozone layer, and to connect ozone-related issues and solutions with action on climate change. Contact Friends of the Earth - Canada, 306-47 Clarence St., Ottawa ON K1N 9K1, Can. (tel: 613 241 0085; fax: 613 231 0085; e-mail: foe@intranet.ca; Internet: http://www.intranet.ca/~foe).


Event #dmay97cal10

International Markets and National Policies: The 18th Annual North American USAEE/IAEE Conference, Sep. 7-10, 1997, San Francisco, Calif. Held by the U.S. Assoc. for Energy Econ. (USAEE) and the Intl. Assoc. for Energy Econ. (IAEE). Will examine energy and international security; energy and environmental issues (environmental externalities, carbon cycle policies); creating and restructuring energy markets; international trade (markets and institutions, Pacific Basin issues); and energy system and economic outlook (Pacific Basin and North America). Contact David Williams, USAEE/IAEE, 28790 Chagrin Blvd, S. 210, Cleveland OH 44122 (tel: 216 464 2785; fax: 216 464 2768); or James Sweeney (Program Chair); e-mail: Jim.Sweeny@Stanford.edu.


Event #d97cal73

ICCDU IV: Fourth International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, Sep. 7-11, 1997, Kyoto, Japan. Contact Tomoyuki Inui, ICCDU IV Secretariat, Div. of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chem., Graduate Sch. Engineering, Kyoto Univ., Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-01, Japan (tel: 81 75 753 5682; fax: 81 75 771 7285; e-mail: inui@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp).


Event #d97cal74

Fifth International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Sep. 8-12, 1997, Queensland, Australia. Will focus on recent advances in determining the global carbon dioxide budget. Processes of interest (with an emphasis on global significance) are exchanges of carbon between atmosphere, oceans and terrestrial reservoirs, and carbon dioxide cycling within the ocean,. Contact Carbon Dioxide Conference, Div. Atmos. Res., CSIRO, PB 1, Aspendale, 3195 VIC, Australia (tel: 61 3 9239 4661; fax: 61 3 9239 4444; e-mail: 97CO2@dar.csiro.au; WWW: http://www.dar.csiro.au/pub/events/co2_conf/).


Event #djul97cal8

Visual Air Quality, Aerosols, and Global Radiation Balance, Sep. 9-12, 1997, Bartlett, New Hampshire. An international specialty conference, sponsored by the Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc. (AWMA) and the Amer. Geophys. Union. Topics include measurement and optical effects of carbonaceous particles, and advances in the in situ measurement of particle properties and in the measurement of climate-influencing aerosol. Will also address the more general issue of global-scale processes and models. Peer-reviewed versions of conference papers will appear in special sections of the journal of the AWMA and in J. Geophys. Res. Contact Ivar Tombach, ENSR, 1220 Avenida Acaso, Camarillo CA 93012 (fax: 805 388 3577; e-mail: visibility@ensr.com). (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., p. 538, Mar. 1997.).


Event #d97cal75

11th International Conference on Coal Research: Coal for the 21st Century, Sep. 9-12, 1997, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A triennial event sponsored by the Intl. Committee for Coal Research and designed for executives of the world coal industry, senior government policy advisors, and leaders of coal research agencies. The theme relates to the expectation that coal will become the world's primary energy source and a major factor in the economies of developing countries. Up to date information will be provided on topics including the industry's progress in addressing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Contact Unni Soelberg-Claridge, Eventplan Coordination Inc. (tel: 403 247 0321; fax: 403 247 4811; e-mail: unni@cadvision.com).


Event #dmay97cal11

Visual Air Quality, Aerosols, and Global Radiation Balance, Sep. 9-12, 1997, Bartlett, New Hampshire. An international specialty conference, sponsored by the Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc. (AWMA) and the Amer. Geophys. Union. Topics include measurement and optical effects of carbonaceous particles, and advances in the in situ measurement of particle properties and in the measurement of climate-influencing aerosol. Will also address the more general issue of global-scale processes and models. Peer-reviewed versions of conference papers will appear in special sections of the journal of the AWMA and in J. Geophys. Res. Contact Ivar Tombach, ENSR, 1220 Avenida Acaso, Camarillo CA 93012 (fax: 805 388 3577; e-mail: visibility@ensr.com). (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., p. 538, Mar. 1997.)


Event #dmay97cal12

Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, Sep. 9-16, 1997, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Several related events are taking place. A Technology Showcase will run concurrently. Contact Josée Lavergne, Showcase Mgr., Environ. Canada (tel: 819 953 1651; fax: 819 953 4936; e-mail: josee.lavergne@ec.gc.ca). Immediately preceding the this conference is Consolidating Environmental Debts: Planning For Ecosystem Recovery, Sep. 7-8, sponsored by Friends of the Earth. Contact Friends of the Earth - Canada, 306-47 Clarence St., Ottawa ON K1N 9K1, Can. (tel: 613 241 0085; fax: 613 231 0085; e-mail: foe@intranet.ca; Internet: http://www.intranet.ca/~foe).

The Meeting of the Parties, is scheduled for Sep. 15-17. A 10th Anniversary Colloquium, Sep. 13, will review the role of natural sciences, social sciences, policy and technology in the successful development and implementation of the Montréal Protocol, and examine their future role in addressing ozone depletion and other global environmental issues. International Ozone Day, Sep. 16, will mark the actual anniversity of the Protocol. Contact Yarrow McConnel, Colloquium Secretariat, Canadian Global Change Program, Royal Soc. of Canada, 225 Metcalfe St., S. 308, Ottawa ON K1M 1Y1, Can. (tel: 613 990 9648; fax: 613 991 6996; e-mail: ymcconn@rsc.ca; WWW: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ozone/tenthann/home.htm).

The contact at the U.N. Environ. Prog. is: K.M. Sarma, Ozone Secretariat, UNEP, POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya (tel: 254 2 623 885; fax: 254 2 521 930; e-mail: madhava.sarma@unep.no; WWW: http://www.unep.org/unep/secretar/ozone/home.htm). Or contact JPdL-10th Anniversary Meeting Organizers (tel: 514 287 1070; fax: 514 298 1248; e-mail: jpdl@jpdl.com; WWW: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ozone/tenthann/home.htm).


Event #daug97cal1

Sep. 10-12, 1997, Sioux Falls, S.D. - Third Annual [Global Change] Data Management Workshop: Archiving and Mass Storage Issues. Sponsored by the Interagency Data Management Working Group of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the U.S. Geological Survey. The main topics are standard archiving practices, mass storage information systems, and future technologies. Contact Tim Smith, EROS Data Ctr., USGS, Mundt Federal Bldg., Sioux Falls SD 57198 (tel: 605 594 6091; fax: 605 594 6953; e-mail: tsmith@edcmail.cr.usgs.gov).


Event #djul97cal10

European Environment Conference, Sep. 15-16, 1997, Leeds, U.K. Will focus on practical ways of improving environmental performance in a European context. Contact Conference Manager, ERP Environment, Conference Off., POB 75, Shipley, W. Yorkshire, BD17 6EZ, UK; (tel: 44 1274 530 408; fax: 44 1274 530 409).


Event #dmay97cal13

The Effect of Global Climate Change on the Stability of Coastal Wetlands, Sep. 15-16, 1997, London, U.K. Cosponsored by OECD. Contact W.H. Patrick, Wetland Biogeochem. Inst., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge LA 70803 (fax: 504 288 8810; e-mail: cowgro@lsuvm.sncc.lsu.edu).


Event #dmay97cal14

Ice Physics in the Natural and Endangered Environment, Sep. 15-27, 1997, Maratea, Italy. A NATO Advanced Study Institute. Contact J.G. Dash, Dept. Physics FM 15, Box 351560, Univ. Washington, Seattle WA 98195 (fax: 206 543 9523; e-mail: dash@diral.phys.washington.edu).


Event #d97cal76

Fifth International Conference on Air Pollution (Air Pollution 97), Sep. 16-18, 1997, Bologna, Italy. Organized for environmental engineers, environmental scientists and numerical analysts. Will emphasize developing experimental and computational techniques for solving and understanding practical air pollution problems (including global studies) from which it is possible to evaluate proposed emission control techniques. Proceedings will be issued in time for the conference by Computational Mechanics Publications. Send abstracts now to: Liz Kerr, Conference Secretariat, Wessex Inst. Technol., Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 2AA, UK (tel: 44 1703 293 223; fax: 44 1703 292 853; e-mail: liz@wessex.ac.uk; WWW: http//www.ac.uk/ ).


Event #dmay97cal15

XIII International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry: Matter and Energy Fluxes in the Anthropocentric Environment, Sep. 21-27, 1997, Monopoli (Bari), Italy. Topics include methods and sensors for environmental monitoring, the role of microorganisms in biogeochemical fluxes, modeling biogeochemical fluxes. Contact Nicola Senesi, XIII ISEB, Inst. Chim. Agraria, Univ. di Bari, Via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy (tel: 39 805 442853; fax: 39 805 442813; e-mail: nsenesi@mail2.clio.it). (See Biogeochem., 35(2), 399-400, Nov. 1996.)


Event #daug97cal2

Sep. 22-24, 1997, Vienna, Austria - Sixth International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere. Contact Regina Hitzenberger, Inst. Experimentalphys., Boltzmanng 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria (fax: 00 43 13102338; e-mail: hitz@pap.univie.ac.at).


Event #dmay97cal16

Verner E. Suomi International Symposium, Sep. 22-25, 1997, Madison, Wisc. Sponsored by NASA, NOAA, NSF et al. To honor Suomi's contributions, this conference will emphasize the major areas in the earth sciences to which he contributed. Specific session topics include observing the Earth today; observing the Earth tomorrow; the water planet; and global climate. A commemorative AMS monograph will be published later. Contact Robert Fox (tel: 608 262 0544; fax: 608 262 5794; e-mail: bob.fox@ssec.wisc.edu). (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 555-556, Mar. 1997.)


Event #djul97cal11

Alliance for Responsible Environmental Alternatives [AREA Canada] Third Annual National Climate Change Conference, Sep. 24, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact Jim Campbell, Secy., AREA Technical/Policy Committee (tel: 403 944 0695; fax: 403 441 9849; e-mail: jcampbell@gpc.ca).


Event #djul97cal12

Conference on Implementation of Solid Biofuels for Carbon Dioxide Mitigation, Sep. 29-30, 1997, Uppsala, Swed. Contact Folke Bohlin, SIMS, Box 7054, S-750 07, Uppsala, Swed. (tel: 46 18 673 521; e-mail: Folke.Bolin@simss.slu.se; WWW: http://www.sims.slu.se/conference.html).



OCTOBER 1997


Event #djul97cal13

Beyond Climate Change: The Ecology and Economy of Extreme Events, Oct. 6-7, 1997, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The second biennial conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE). Contact Andrew Muller, Dept. Econ., McMaster Univ., Hamilton ON L8S 4M4, Can. (tel: 905 525 9140; fax: 905 521 8232; e-mail: mullera@mcmaster.ca; Web site: socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/faculty/mullera/cansee/callpap.htm).


Event #djun97cal4

Partnerships for Global Ecosystem Management: Science, Economics and Law-The Fifth Annual World Bank Conference on Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development [ESSD5], Oct. 6-8, 1997, Washington, D.C. Expected to attend are experts in the field, World Bank managers, and country staff. Will address the roles and relationships among global ecosystems, and how to achieve sustainable development at national and local levels. Will also facilitate integrating global concerns into country development strategies, and assist development practitioners to better assess the global connections of their work. Other scheduled events include Ethics, Values and ESSD: A Global Perspective, Oct. 8-9; Organizing Knowledge for ESSD, Oct. 9-10; Coral Reefs, Oct. 9-10. Contact the World Bank, ESSD5, Rm. S7-040, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433.


Event #dmay97cal17

22nd Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 6-10, 1997, Berkeley, Calif. Cosponsored by the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison et al. Will focus on topics such as interdecadal variability and tropical/extratropical teleconnections. Express interest in participating by June 27, 1997, to: James Laver, Clim. Prediction Ctr., W/NP5, Washington DC 20233 (fax: 301 763 8395; e-mail: cdwshop@sgi85.wwb.noaa.gov). (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., p. 314, Feb. 1997.)


Event #dmay97cal18

Global Change Science in the Coastal Zone, Oct. 10-13, 1997, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. This third conference in the LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) Open Science Meeting Series will identify methods for integrating science into models used for global change analysis. Topics include integrating socioeconomic and natural sciences; biogeochemical studies; and fluxes of water and materials across the continental shelf. Contact LOICZ Core Off., Neth. Inst. for Sea Res., POB 59, 1790 AB Den Burg-Texel, Neth. (fax: 31 222 369430; e-mail: loicz@noiz.nl).


Event #dmay97cal19

International Conference on Earth Observation and Environmental Information, Oct. 13-16, 1997, Alexandria, Egypt. Will cover topics like remote sensing, geographic information systems, and Earth observation. Will also address research priorities, and education and training related to global, regional and local activities in oceans and coastal processes, water resources, and changes in land use and vegetation cover. The abstract deadline is June 15. Contact the sponsor: Arab Academy for Science & Technology (attn. B. Saleh), POB 1029, Miami, Alexandria, Egypt (tel: 203 560 2578; fax: 203 560 2915; e-mail: rugsd@rusys.eg.net; Internet: http://www.frcu.eun.eg/www/conference/aast.html).


Event #djun97cal5

Eleventh World Forestry Congress: Forestry for Sustainable Development-Towards the 21st Century, Oct. 13-22, 1997, Antalya, Turkey. Contact Luis Santiago Botero, FAO, Forestry Dept., Via delle Terme de Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy (tel: 39 6 5225 5088; fax: 39 6 5225 5137).


Event #djul97cal14

First International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development [ECOSUD 97], Oct. 14-16, 1997, Peñiscola, Spain. Contact Liz Kerr, Wessex Inst. Technol., Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 2AA, UK (tel: 44 1703 293223; fax: 44 1703 292853; e-mail: liz@wessex.ac.uk).


Event #djul97cal15

Asia-Pacific Initiative for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency '97, Oct. 14-16, 1997, Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact Griffin Thompson, Asia Programs, US/ECRE, 122 C St. NW, 4th Fl., Washington D.C. (tel: 202 383 2561; fax: 202 383 2555; e-mail: griff@usecre.org); or contact Cassy Kurtzman, Alternative Development Asia Ltd., 1406 Leader Commercial Bldg., 54-56 Hillwood Rd., TST, Kwin, Hong Kong (tel: 852 257 9133; fax: 852 2574 1997; e-mail: office@adal.com).


Event #djun97cal6

Monitoring the Oceans in the 2000s: An Integrated Approach, Oct. 15-16, 1997, Biarritz, France. Sponsored by ESA, CNRS et al. Will include oceanography programs, measurement techniques (satellite and in situ), models and data assimilation, and applications (ocean forecasting and impact on climate, coastal environment). Contact Capitole Tourisme Affairs (Ocean97), 22 ave. de Purpan, 31700 Blagnac, France (tel: 33 5 61 715 571; fax: 33 5 61 714 437; e-mail: Corinne.Saintpaul@PYRENET.fr; WWW: http://www.cnes.fr/actualites/ocean97).


Event #dsep97cal3

Oct. 16-17, 1997, Bonn, Ger. Targeting Kyoto and Beyond. Organized by Climate Network Europe, attn.: Liam Salter, 44 rue du Taciturne, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (tel: 32 2 231 0180; fax: 32 2 230 5713; e-mail: canron@gn.apc.org).


Event #d97cal72

Tenth Conference on Applied Climatology, Oct. 20-24, 1997, Reno, Nevada. UPDATE from Global Climate Change Digest, Aug. 1996. The dates and location have been announced. Sponsored by the Amer. Meteor. Soc. Highlighted topics, for which review papers are encouraged, include: climate impacts and interactions, particularly application of climate change scenarios or analysis of extreme events and their impacts; the use of climate information for risk assessment, particularly as it relates to extreme events or climate change; development, integration and exchange of climate data sets; and spatial and temporal accuracy and continuity of climate data. Contact David Easterling, Natl. Clim. Data Ctr., NOAA, 151 Patton Ave., Asheville NC 28801 (tel: 704 271 4311; fax: 704 271 4328; e-mail: deasterl@ncdc.noaa.gov). (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 1353-1354, June 1996; pp. 556-557, Mar. 1997.)


Event #djul97cal16

Eighth Session of the Ad Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate, Oct. 20-31, 1997, Bonn, Ger. Contact UNFCCC Secretariat, POB 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Ger. (tel: 49 228 815 1000; fax: 49 228 815 1999; e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.de; WWW: http://www.unfccc.de).


Event #daug97cal3

Oct. 22, 1997, Washington, D.C. - Ecological Impacts from Climate Change: An Economic Analysis of Freshwater Recreational Fishing. A seminar sponsored by the U.S. EPA's Climate and Policy Assessment Division that will present results of an EPA-sponsored assessment of the thermal effects of climate change on freshwater recreation. Contact Joel Scheraga, US EPA, Clim. & Policy Assessment (e-mail: scheraga.joel@epamail.epa.gov).


Event #dsep97cal4

Oct. 22, 1997, Portland, Maine. Sustainable Forestry and Global Change Issues in the Northeast. A session of the 1997 Northeast Regional Meeting-National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (Oct. 21-23). Contact Gayle Grant, Northeast Regional Center, NCASI, Medford, Mass. (tel: 617 627 3254).


Event #djun97cal8

Oct. 26-29, 1997, Colorado Springs, Colo. Symposium on Climate Variability, Climate Change and Water Resource Management. The complete program is available. Water resource managers and researchers will exchange information about needs and capabilities. Featured will be the latest information on weather and climate forecasting and modeling tools, and how to apply these tools to water resource issues. For technical details, call Shannon Ragland (tel: 303 449 5515). For logistical information, contact Betty Neal, Hagler Bailly Services Inc., POB 3524, Eagle CO 81631 (tel: 970 328 9322; e-mail: betty@vail.net; Internet: http://civil.colorado.edu/.


Event #djun97cal9

Eighth Session of the Ad Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate, Oct. 27-31, 1997, Bonn, Ger. Both subsidiary bodies and the Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 will meet. Contact UNFCCC Secretariat, POB 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Ger. (tel: 49 228 815 1000; fax: 49 228 815 1999; e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.de; WWW: http://www.unfccc.de).


Event #djun97cal10

The Physics of Climate, Oct. 29-30, 1997, London, England. Organized by the Royal Meteor. Soc. Will feature talks by several highly recognized scientists. Contact Roy. Meteor. Soc., 104 Oxford Rd., Reading, Berkshire RG1 7LL, UK (tel: 0118 9 568500; fax: 0118 9 568571; e-mail: execsec@royal-met-soc.org.uk).


Event #djun97cal11

Transformations of Middle Eastern Environments: Legacies and Lessons, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1997, New Haven, Conn. Topics include climate change, deforestation and desertification; agrarian issues and development; and environmental law and policy. Contact Roger Kenna (tel: 203 432 6252; fax: 203 432 9381; e-mail: Roger.Kenna@Yale.edu).



NOVEMBER 1997

Event #doct97cal1

Nov. 3-6, 1997, Orcas Island, Wash. Polar Processes and Global Climate. Contact Roger Colony, IAPO, POB 5072, Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo, Norway (e-mail: acsys@npolar.no).


Event #daug97cal4

Nov. 5-7, 1997, North Dakota - Northern Great Plains Regional Climate Workshop. One in a series sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, designed to improve understanding of the national-scale consequences of global change. They are examining the vulnerabilities of various regions of the U.S. to climate variability and climate change and helping to aggregate information across regions to support national-scale scientific assessment. Contact: USGCRP Coordination Office, (tel: 202 358 0421; fax: 202 358 4103; e-mail: regional.workshops@usgcrp.gov; WWW: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/ipccrev7.html.) Also contact Environ. Div., Off. Sci. & Technol Policy (fax: 202 456 6025).


Event #doct97cal2

Nov. 6-7, 1997. 1997 Workshop on Military Progress in Implementing the Montreal Protocol and The First International Workshop on the Military Responses to Global Climate Protection, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the U.S. Environ. Protect. Agency, the U.S. Dept. of Defense et al. The workshop on the Montreal Protocol will address policy issues and implementation technologies. The climate workshop will look at potential impacts of climate change to military programs, and at existing mechanisms to enable military organizations to exchange information. Contact E. Thomas Morehouse, System Evaluation Div., Inst. for Defense Analysis, 1801 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria VA 22311 (fax: 703 845 6722; e-mail: emorehou@ida.org). To register, contact Judi Abraham (tel: 703 754 0066).


Event #djul97cal17

Nov. 10-12, 1997, Washington, D.C. - National Workshop on Climate Change Impacts. Intended to synthesize the preceding Regional Climate Workshops, and plan the next steps. Contact Environ. Div., Off. Sci. & Technol. Policy (fax: 202 456 6025). Or contact Melissa Taylor, U.S. Global Change Res. Prog., Coordination Off. (tel: 202 358 1299; fax: 202 358 4103; e-mail: mtaylor@usgcrp.gov; WWW: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/ipccrev7.html). Also see entry for Nov. 5-7, this issue.


Event #djun97cal12

International Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Future Global Environment, Nov. 11-13, 1997, Nagoya, Japan. An IGAC/IGBP symposium organized by the Science Council of Japan et al. to summarize and enhance knowledge on future global change and other scientific topics, and to promote communication among scientists. Sessions will cover topics like material cycles of greenhouse gases and aerosols and their climate impact. Contact Yoshizumi Kajii, RCAST, Univ. Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153, Japan (tel: 81 3 3481 4563; fax: 81 3 3481 4562; e-mail: kajii@atmchem.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp).


Event #djul97cal18

ETC '97, Nov. 11-14, 1997, Shanghai, China. An international exhibition on environmental protection, pollution control, and green production technology. Contact Adsale Exhibition Services, 4/F Stanhope House, 734 Kings Rd., North Point, Hong Kong (tel: 852 2811 8897; fax: 852 2516 5024).


Event #doct97cal3

Nov. 11-15, 1997, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Industrial Cleaning Without Fluorocarbons. To be held at the Fifth Chemical Congress of North America. This symposium will provide international exposure for many of the new cleaning technologies being developed with the phase-out of CFCs. Contact Stanley Seelig, Seelig & Assoc. (tel: 630 231 6727; fax: 630 231 6350; e-mail: SSSeelig@aol.com).


Event #djun97cal13

Nov. 12-13, 1997, Baltimore, Md. International Conference on Ozone Protection Technologies (ICOPT). (Formerly called the International CFC and Halon Alternatives Conference.) The conference program is available. Contact Heather Tardel, ICOPT, 2111 Wilson Blvd., S. 850, Arlington VA 22201 (tel: 703 807 4052; fax: 703 243 2874).


Event #doct97cal7

Nov. 15, 1997, London, England. Scientists for Global Responsibility AGM and Conference: Sharing the Responsibility. One of the three scheduled workshops will be "Climate Change - The Track to Kyoto." Contact Scientists for Global Responsibility, Unit. 3, Down House, The Business Village, Broomhill Rd., London SW18 4JQ, UK (tel: 0181 871 5175; e-mail: sgr@gn.apc.org; WWW: http://www.gn.apc.org/sgr/).


Event #djul97cal19

Nov. 17-18, 1997, Washington, D.C. - Kyoto and Beyond: Climate Change Policy Moves to Center Stage-The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Center for Environmental Information. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information and Global Climate Change Digest, with major support from U.S. federal agencies (Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and the Electric Power Research Institute. The conference will take place between the U.S. Global Change Research Program's national meeting on impacts in early November, and the December meeting in Kyoto on the climate convention. It will provide an opportunity for the U.S. scientific perspective to influence policy makers as they enter international negotiations. Invited papers will include comparisons of the policy proposals that will be considered at Kyoto. The costs and benefits of mitigation strategies will be examined. The conference will also address issues that are expected to persist regardless of outcomes at Kyoto, including prospects for non-fossil fuel economies, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations, international tradeable permits, and the special problems of developing nations. A special Briefing on Global Change Information is scheduled for the evening of Nov. 17. Regular updates of the conference program appear on the CEI Web site (http://www.rochesterenvironment.org/). Contact CEI, 55 St. Paul St., Rochester NY 14604 (tel: 716-262-2870; fax: 716 262 4156; e-mail: cei@servtech.com).


Event #daug97cal7

Nov. 17, 1997, Washington, D.C. - Briefing on Global Change Information. Will provide an overview of major data and information sources. Although scheduled as part of the CEI conference listed above, this evening event is open to anyone for a fee of $25. (No extra charge for conference participants.)


Event #djul97cal20

1997 Asia-Pacific Cooperation [APEC] Summit, Nov. 24-25, 1997, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ministerial meetings in August (Edmonton, Alberta) and Nov. 22-23 (Vancouver) will precede this event. Contact APEC Secretariat, 438 Alexandra Rd., #14-00, Alexandra Point, Singapore 119958 (tel: 65 276 1880; fax: 65 276 1775; e-mail: info@apec.stems.com).


Event #doct97cal8

Nov. 27-28, 1997, Nagoya, Japan. World Summit of Cities for Climate Protection. In the U.S., contact Philip Jessup, ICLEI (tel: 416 392 1462).



DECEMBER 1997


Event #d97cal78

Third Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework on Climate Change, Dec. 1-10, 1997, Kyoto, Japan. Contact UNFCCC Secretariat, POB 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Ger. (tel: 49 228 815 1000; fax: 49 228 815 1999; e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.de; WWW: http://www.unfccc.de).


Event #dnov97cal4

Dec. 3-5, 1997, Washington, D.C.. Land Satellite Information in the Next Decade II: Sources and Applications. Sponsored by NASA, USGS, NOAA et al. Will cover the capabilities of satellites coming on line and assess anticipated applications and problems. Among the topics are remote sensing, environment, socioeconomic applications of remotely sensed data, and global monitoring of the terrestrial environment. Contact Amer. Soc. for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 5410 Grosvenor Ln., S. 210, Bethesda MD 20814 (tel: 301 493 2090; fax: 301 493 0208; WWW: http://www.asprs.org/asprs).


Event #dnov97cal5

Dec. 3-6, 1997, Portland, Ore.. International Conference on Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide and Its Environmental Effects. Sponsored by U.S. EPA et al. Will look at the effects of CO on atmospheric chemistry, distribution and trends from urban to global scales, and sources and sinks of CO from indoor air to the global atmosphere. Contact M.A.K. Khalil, Dept. Phys., Portland State Univ., POB 751, Portland OR 97207 (tel: 503 725 8398; fax: 503 725 8550; e-mail: aslam@atmos.phy.pdx.edu).


Event #dnov97cal6

Dec. 5, 1997, London, U.K.. Climate Change Monitoring Workshop. Of special interest to those involved in monitoring the potential impacts of climate change on health. Will cover research questions, the methods needed to tackle the research and monitoring agenda, and new organizational structures. Contact Joe McNamara, Res. Mgmt. Group, Medical Res. Council, 20 Park Crescent, London W1N 4AL, UK (tel: 44 171 636 5422; fax: 44 171 636 6179).


Event #djun97cal14

1997 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 8-12, 1997, San Francisco, Calif. Special session proposals are due July 11, 1997 to the appropriate committee members in such areas as atmospheric sciences, hydrology, and ocean sciences. Abstracts are due by mail or by e-mail by Aug. 27, 1997, and through the interactive Web site by Sep. 3, 1997. For details, see the AGU web site: http://www.agu.org; or Eos, p. 222, May 27, 1997.


Event #doct97cal9

Dec. 15-17, 1997, Bethesda, Md. Conference on Scientific and Technical Data Exchange and Integration. Sponsored by the U.S. Natl. Committee for CODATA, Natl. Res. Council et al. Will emphasize interdisciplinary areas, highlight data exchange and integration already underway, and foster cooperation across disciplines and organizations. Contact U.S. Natl. Committee for CODATA, NRC, Rm. 315, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418 (tel: 202 334 2421; e-mail: CODATACO@NAS.EDU).


Event #dapr98cal11

Negotiating Environmental Agreements, Dec. 11-12, 1997, Cambridge, Mass. Sponsored by the Environ. Policy Group, Mass. Inst. Technol., and intended for senior corporate executives and regulators. Will explore a new strategy developed at MIT that emphasizes "mutual gains" as a way to conclude environmental negotiations more quickly and at less cost, and that leaves relationships intact and encourages joint problem solving. The course fee is $1175. Contact Carol Sloane, Ctr. for Mgmt. Res., 55 William St., Wellesley MA 02181 (tel: 617 239 1111; fax: 617 239 1546).(See entry for May 15-16, above.)

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