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A chronological list of all 1998 events that have appeared in the calendar listings of
the Global Climate Change Digest through the October 1998 issue.
Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 11-16, 1998, Phoenix, Ariz. Several
conferences and symposia have already been announced; details follow. Abstracts are due
July 1, 1997. (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., p. 3038 ff., Dec. 1996.)
Ninth Symposium on Global Change Studies. Will cover many topics including
detection and attribution of global change, global system modeling, impacts of global
change, the hydrological cycle, the role of ocean-atmosphere fluxes, extreme events, and
climate prediction. Submit abstracts to: Thomas Karl, NCDC, NOAA, 151 Patton Ave.,
Asheville NC 28801 (fax: 704 271 4319; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ninth Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere. Will address air-sea
interactions on multiple scales; results of both observational and modeling studies are of
interest. A comprehensive list of paper topics has been published. Submit abstracts to:
David Halpern, Jet Propulsion Lab., M/S 300-323, California Inst. Technol., Pasadena CA
91109 (tel: 818 354 5327; fax: 818 393 6720; e-mail: email@example.com).
Second Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems. Will provide opportunities for
exploring observational needs, data assimilation and analysis methods, and integrating
observing strategies to serve multiple purposes (including climate modeling, and air-sea
interaction). Submit abstracts to: James Rasmussen, Office of Oceanic & Atmos.
Res., Environ. Res. Labs., 1315 East-West Hwy., Rm. 11618, Silver Spring MD 20910 (tel:
301 713 2458; fax: 301 713 0163; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Symposium on Status and Prospects for Climate Prediction. A one-day meeting,
date to be announced, featuring invited papers on issues such as programmatic
developments, scientific approaches and results, and the estimation of socioeconomic
value. 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: email@example.com).
Feb. 5-6, 1998, London,
U.K. Climate After Kyoto: Implications for Energy. Organized by the
Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) to discuss topics including national
ratification and implementation strategies; joint implementation and technology transfer;
global energy markets; industrial strategies; future work of the IPCC. Contact Sharon
Moore, Conference Unit, RIIA, Chatham House, 10 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE, UK
(tel: 44 71 957 5700; fax: 44 71 957 5710; WWW: http://www.riia.org).
1998 Ocean Sciences
Meeting, Feb. 9-13, 1998, San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by the Amer. Geophys. Union
(AGU) and the Amer. Soc. of Limnol. & Oceanog. (ASLO). Will include these topics:
physics of the oceans and climate; biogeochemical processes; land-sea interactions; ocean
optics; food webs; whole-ecosystem experiments. To propose a special session,
contact the program co-chairs Silvia Garzoli (NOAA/AOML, Phys. Oceanog. Div., 4301
Rickenbacher Causeway, Miami FL 33143; tel: 305 361 4338; fax: 305 361 4412; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; OR Linda Duguay, Office of Polar Programs, Natl. Sci. Foundation,
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22230; tel: 703 306 1033; fax: 703 306 0169 e-mail:
email@example.com). Abstracts for papers are due Oct. 16, 1997. Guidelines for
submitting abstracts appear in Eos, pp. 190-191, May 6, 1997. Contact 1998 Ocean
Sci. Meeting, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: 800 966 2481, 202
462 6900; fax: 202 328 0566; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.agu.org).
Feb 12-17, 1998,
Philadelphia, Pa. 1998 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition.
The final program includes symposia on human dimensions of global change; advances and
challenges in ocean sciences; and the economic consequences of climate change impacts on
forests. Contact AAAS (Amer. Assoc. Advance. Sci.), Meetings Dept., 1200 New York Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20005; (tel: 202 326 6450; fax: 202 289 4021; e-mail: email@example.com;
Feb. through May, 1998,
several locations 1998 Regional Climate Workshops. This continuing
seres, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is designed to improve
understanding of the national-scale consequences of global change. The vulnerabilities of
various regions of the U.S. to climate variability and climate change will be examined,
and information will be aggregated across regions to support national-scale scientific
assessment. For general information on the following, previous, and future workshops
contact: USGCRP Coordination Office, (fax: 202 358 4103; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/ipccrev7.html.)
- Feb. 16-18, 1998, Salt Lake City, Utah. Coordinated by: U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Region covered: Rocky Mountains and Great Basin.
- Feb. 25-27, 1998, Baton Rouge, La. Coordinated by: U.S. Environ. Protect. Agency. Region
covered: Gulf Coast.
- Mar. 2-4, 1998, El Paso, Tex. Coordinated by NASA. Region covered: Southwest Border.
- Mar. 3-6, 1998, Honolulu, Hawaii. Coordinated by: NOAA et al. Region covered: Hawaii and
the Pacific Islands.
- Mar. 9-11, 1998, Santa Barbara, Calif. Coordinated by: Natl. Sci. Foundation. Region
- Mar. 23-24, 1998, New York, N.Y. Coordinated by Natl. Sci. Foundation. Region Covered:
Metropolitan East Coast.
- May 5-7, 1998, Ann Arbor, Mich. Coordinated by: EPA. Region covered: Upper Great Lakes.
- May 26-29, 1998, Morgantown, W.Va. Coordinated by: U.S. Forest Service. Region covered:
More workshops will be scheduled in the spring for the Southern Great Plains,
Caribbean/South Atlantic Coast, and the Eastern Midwest.
Feb. 26, 1998,
Philadelphia, Pa. Climate Change: What Does It Mean for the Mid-Atlantic? A
Regional Symposium on Global Warming. (Postponed from Nov. 18, 1997.) Sponsored by
the U.S. Environ. Protect. Agency. Will provide a diverse audience with the latest
scientific information, its impact on this region, and strategies to address on global
climate change. Will also place the regional concerns in the national and international
contexts. Contact Monica Duda (tel: 703 247 2410; e-mail: Monica_Duda@saturn.wpi.org).
Feb. 26-28, 1998, Praia
do Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal Global Change, Environmental Integrity and
Sustainable Development in Coastal Areas. Because of socioeconomic pressures and
the possibility of sea level rise from global warming, sustainable development of the
Portuguese coast is needed to maintain environmental quality and the integrity of
biological systems. The workshop program is available. Contact Inst. Marine Res., Dept.
Zoology, Univ. Coimbra, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal (tel: 351 39 36386; fax: 351 39 23603;
e-mail: email@example.com). Also contact the workshop coordinator: Helena Freitas,
Dept. Botany, Univ. Coimbra, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal (tel: 351 39 22897; fax: 351 39 20780;
Mar. 5-6, 1998, Geneva,
Switz. Second International Conference of the European Society for Ecological
Economics Ecological Economics and Development. Themes include climate and
society; biodiversity and land use; population dynamics and resource use. Contact Roderick
Lawrence, CUEH, UNI MAIL, 102 Blvd. Carl Vogt, 1211 Geneva 4, Switz. (fax: 41 22 705 8173;
Mar. 5-7, 1998,
Auckland, New Zealand Conference on Environmental Justice and Market
Mechanisms: New Challenges for Environmental Law. Will review how environmental
justice is defined and featured in contemporary transnational and municipal legal systems,
which operate increasingly within a framework of economic deregulation and privatization
of state services and assets. Focuses on Australia, the European Union, Russia, the U.S.,
and New Zealand. For program and paper details, contact Benjamin Richardson, Faculty of
Law, Univ. Auckland, P.B. 92019, Auckland, N.Z. (tel: 64 9 373 7599; fax: 64 9 373 7473;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) For other information, contact Barry Williams, Ctr.
Continuing Educ., Univ. Auckland (tel: 64 9 373 7599; fax: 64 9 373 7419; e-mail:
Mar. 10-13, 1998,
Brighton, U.K. Oceanology International: The Global Ocean. This 29th
annual event, the largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference,
will celebrate the Year of the Oceans, as designated by the U.N.The conference program is
available from Spearhead Exhibitions, Ocean House, 50 Kingston Rd., New Malden, Surrey KT3
3LZ, UK (tel: 44 181 949 9222; fax: 44 181 949 8168; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.spearhead.co.uk).
Mar. 14-18, 1998,
Barcelona, Spain. Earth's Changing Land. An Open Science Conference held by
the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) and Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) Core
Projects of the IGPB. Topics include: impacts of changes in climate and atmospheric
composition on ecosystem functioning; driving forces of land use change and their
ecological consequences; global change impacts of agricultural production; regional
approaches to global change research. For information on submitting abstracts consult
this Web Site: http://gcte.org/,
or contact Rowena Foster (e-mail: Rowena.Foster@dwe.csiro.au). For details of the
conference program, contact Josep Canadell-Pep, GCTE-F1 Office, Dept Biol. Sci., Stanford
Univ., Stanford CA 94305 (tel: 415 723 1530; fax: 415 723 9253; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact the GCTE Core Project Office, POB 84, Lyneham ACT
2602, Australia (tel: 61 6 242 1748).
Mar. 16-20, 1998,
Heraklion, Crete, Greece Workshop on Inverse Modeling of Global
Biogeochemical Cycles. The uses of these methods (which are crucial in determining
the location and magnitude of sources and sinks of chemically and radiatively important
trace gases from atmospheric concentration measurements) are relatively new, but will
become increasingly important as more comprehensive data become available. Regarding
applications, contact (U.S.) Dana Hartley (e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~db75/; or
(other countries) Martin Heimann (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mar. 25-28, 1998, San
Jose, Costa Rica National Assessment Results of Climate Change Impacts and
Responses. Being held in conjunction with the IPCC and other international
organizations. This conference will be the first to bring together analysts from around
the world who are developing assessments of potential impacts from climate change and
adaptation to climate change in developing countries and those with economies in
transition. They will present results of these studies, compare and contrast assessments;
and compare and evaluate benefits, costs and effectiveness of adaptation measures. Regarding
the conference program and paper presentations contact: Sandra Guill, U.S. Country
Studies Prog., Forrestal Bldg. (PO-6), 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC 20585
(fax: 202 586 3485; e-mail: email@example.com), or Michael Short, UNEP, POB 30552,
Nairobi, Kenya (fax: 254 2 226886; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 1998,
San Jose, Costa Rica Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change.
Will develop a framework for assessing adaptation to climate variability and change to
guide the preparation of the third assessment report on the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change. (Will immediately follow the National Assessment Results of Climate
Change Impacts and Responses, Mar. 25-28, 1998. (See Global Climate Change
Digest, Dec. 1997.) Contact Sandra Guill, U.S. Country Studies Prog., Forrestal Bldg.
(PO-6), 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC 20585 (fax: 202 586 3485; e-mail:
email@example.com), or Michael Short, UNEP, POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya (fax: 254 2 226886;
Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 1998,
Canberra, Australia Greenhouse Beyond Kyoto: Issues, Opportunities,
Challenges. Hosted by the Australian Bureau of Resource Sciences, this conference
is particularly aimed at those involved in the energy, resources, forestry and
agricultural sectors. The outcomes of the conference will be used to identify a set of
greenhouse research and development priorities for Australia's primary industries and
energy producers. Contact Snow Barlow (tel: 61 2 6272 4951 or Melanie Fisher (tel: 61 2
6272 5600). Or write to Peter O'Brien, Exec. Director, Bur. Resour. Sci., POB E11,
Kingston ACT 2604, Australia (tel: 61 2 6272 4282; fax: 61 2 6272 4747; e-mail:
Apr. 19-23, 1998,
London, U.K. First IGBP PAGES Open Science Meeting: Past Global Changes and
Their Significance for the Future. Will consist of 30 invited review papers and
over 200 posters that will summarize the state-of-the-art in paleoenvironmental research
to help narrow uncertainties regarding future climate and global change. Contact IGBP
PAGES Intl. Project Off., Barenplatz 2, CH 3011 Bern, Switz. (tel: 41 31 312 3133; fax: 41
31 312 3168; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.pages.unibe.ch/pages.html). Or
contact Frank Oldfield at PAGES address or e-mail: email@example.com.
Sustainability and the Role of Impact Assessment in the Global Economy-Excellence,
Innovation and Adaptability, Apr. 19-24, 1998, Christchurch, New Zealand. Major themes
for this 19th annual meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)
include impact assessment in policy and planning, and application of impact assessment to
biodiversity and sustainability. Contact IAIA '98, Executive Office, Hastings Hall,
POB 5256, Fargo ND 58105 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apr. 20-23, 1998,
Boone, N.C. 30th Annual Air Pollution Workshop. Sponsored by the U.S.
EPA, NCASI et al. Will include a session on the effects and interactions of elevated CO2.
Contact Howard Neufeld, Dept. Biol., 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State Univ., Boone NC
28608 (tel: 704 262 2683; fax: 704 262 2127; e-mail: email@example.com); or John
Innes, Swiss Fed. Inst. for Forest, Snow & Landscape, Zuercherstr. 111, CH-8903
Birmensdorf, Switz. (tel: 41 1 739 2216; fax: 41 1 739 2215; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apr. 20-24, 1998, Nice,
France European Geophysical Society XXIII General Assembly. Sessions
and symposia will address topics such as: signatures of past and present climate change;
thermohaline circulation; North Atlantic Oscillation; predicting and detecting
anthropogenic climate change; climate variability; atmospheric ozone. Collections of
related papers may be published as referreed communications in Phys. & Chem. of the
Earth. Abstracts are due Dec. 15, 1997. The complete program is available on
this Web site: www.mpae.gwdg.de/EGS/egsga/egsga.htm. Contact EGS Office, Max-Planck Str.
13, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Ger. (tel: 49 5556 1440; fax: 49 5556 4709; e-mail:
email@example.com; WWW: http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/EGS.html).
Apr. 24-26, 1998, New
York, N.Y. From Kyoto to Buenos Aires: Emissions Trading and Clean Technology
Transfer. Hosted by Columbia University's Earth Institute and held in conjunction
with the meeting of the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Contact Michael
Molitor, Dept. Chem., UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla CA 92093 (tel: 619 822 2126; fax:
619 534 7042; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 4-5, 1998, Berlin,
Germany Energy Models for Decision Support New Challenges and Possible
Solutions: Joint FEES/ETSAP Workshop. Organized by the
Forum für Energiemodelle & Energiewirtschftliche Systemanalysen (FEES) and the Energy
Technology Systems Analysis Program (ETSAP) of the Intl. Energy Agency. Will cover several
energy related topics, including post-Kyoto ETSAP analyses, energy policy in an uncertain
future, greenhouse gas mitigation strategies in the EU, Potsdam Institute's climate
modeling, environmental taxes, and eco-tax reform studies. Contact Tom Kram or Manuela
Loos, ETSAP, POB 1, 1755 ZG Petten, The Neth. (tel: 31 224 56 44 31; fax: 31 224 56 33 38;
e-mail: email@example.com). The Web site for the conference is: http://www.ier.uni-stuttgart.de/extern/forum/).
May 12-14, 1998,
Albuquerque, N.M. 1998 Halon Options Technical Working Conference (HOTWC 98).
An extensive list of conference topics includes halon replacement and alternatives,
regulatory and environmental issues, halon destruction, and emissions. Contact Leanne
Oliver, Ctr. for Global Environ. Technol., Univ. New Mexico, 901 University Blvd. SE,
Albuquerque NM 87106 (tel: 505 272 7250; fax: 505 272 7203; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
May 18-20, 1998,
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Climate Change Mitigation in Africa. A
workshop of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will present a standard
methodological approach to analysis developed over the past seven years and applied in a
number of African country studies. Contact Gordon Mackenzie (e-mail:
May 24-29, 1998,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Ocean Circulation and Climate: The 1998 Conference of
the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE). This conference marks the end of
WOCE observations and will explore the challenges of the next phase: Analysis,
Interpretation, Modeling and Synthesis (WOCE/AIMS), which will continue to the year 2002. Abstracts
are due Dec. 15, 1997. Electronic submission is preferred to this Web site: http://www.gems.nova-scotia.com; or by ASCII
file by e-mail to: email@example.com. Paper submissions should go to WOCE Intl.
Project Off., Southampton Oceanog. Ctr., Rm. 256/17, Empress Dock, Southampton SO14 3ZH,
UK (tel: 44 1703 596208; fax: 44 1703 596204; WWW: http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/OTHERS/woceipo/wconf).
The meeting will also highlight the PAGES (Past Global Changes Open Circulation
Experiment) Program through the First IGPB Open Science Meeting. Contact
IGBP Pages Intl. Project Off., Barenplatz 2, CH 3011 Bern, Switz. (fax: 41 31 312 3168;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.pages.unibe.ch/pages.html).
May 25-29, 1998, Paris,
France Ninth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography.
Sponsored by the Amer. Meteor. Soc., Soc. Meteor. de France, European Organization for the
Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites et al. Will cover topics most pertinent to
global remote sensing, including climatological applications, ozone observations from
satellites, and sea surface temperature. Contact Marie Colton, Off. Naval Res., Code 321SR
SUBJ: SatMet 1998, 800 N. Quincy St., Arlington VA 22217 (fax: 703 696 2007; e-mail:
email@example.com; WWW: http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/9thsmo).
May 25-29, 1998, Island
of Ruegen, Germany Second Study Conference on BALTEX. Includes data
collection, climatology, remote sensing applications, coupled modeling and results from
other GEWEX Continental-Scale Experiments. Contact Hans-Joerg Isemer, Intl. BALTEX
Secretariat, GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Ger. (tel: 49 4152 87 1536; fax: 49 4152
87 2020; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, May 25-29, 1998, Whistler, B.C.,
Can. Will consist of contributed, invited, and special invited sessions on statistical
methods, as well as on climate extremes, climate modeling and low frequency variability.
The deadline for contributed abstracts is Dec. 15, 1997. For information see WWW: http://www.stat.washington.edu/peter/7IMSC/.
May 26-29, 1998,
Boston, Mass.. AGU 1998 Spring Meeting. Note the new location.The
deadline for abstracts is Feb. 19 (mail and e-mail) or Feb. 26 (interactive Web form).
Numerous sessions have been posted on the AGU Web site. Contact American Geophysical
Union, 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: 800 966 2481, 202 462 6900; fax:
202 328 0566; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.agu.org).
May 27-31, 1998,
Columbia, Mo. Society and Resource Management: Culture, Environment and
Society. This seventh international symposium will emphasize the social and
cultural dimensions of natural resource issues, and their importance to natural resource
decision makers and managers. Contact Sandy Rikoon, Dept. Rural Sociol., 108 Sociology
Bldg., Univ. Missouri, Columbia MO 65211 (fax: 573 882 1473; e-mail:
June 1-4, 1998,
Halifax, Nova Scotia. 32nd Annual Canadian Meteorological and Oceanography Society
Congress. The theme is "Atmosphere-Ocean Climate Variability."
Contributions are especially sought in areas of climate variability and impacts at global
and regional scales. Special sessions will include WOCE/CLIVAR research (see May 24-29
entry above), the global carbon cycle, and forecasting of the coupled atmosphere-ocean
system. Abstracts are due Feb. 6, 1998. Send electronic submissions to
http://dfomr.dfo.ca/science/ocean/cmos/congrs98.html. For program information, contact
Peter Smith, CMOS Congress, Bedford Inst. Oceanog., POB 1006, Dartmouth NS B2Y 4A2, Can.
(tel: 902 426 3474; fax: 902 426 3857; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). For
registration and local arrangements contact Clive Mason (tel: 902 426 6927; e-mail:
June 2-6, 1998, Ottawa,
Ontario, Can.. Impacts of Global Climate Change in Southwest Yukon, a
special session of the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of
Geographers. The special session is intended to develop an integrated
understanding of how climate change has impacted and will impact this mountainous region.
Most papers will be based on the Kluane Lake field station, maintained by the Arctic
Institute of North America, including lake sediment and biogeographic studies. Abstracts,
submitted electronically or by disk, are due by Feb. 28, 1998 to: CAG'98, Dept. Geog.,
Univ. Ottawa, 165 Waller St., Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 (e-mail: email@example.com; WWW:
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/geographie). Regarding the special session contact K.
Gajewski, at the same address (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 25-June 5, 1998, Il
Ciocco, Italy Numerical Modeling of the Global Atmosphere. A NATO
Advanced Study Institute. Contact Alan O'Neill, Dept. Meteor., Univ. Reading, 2 Earley
Gate, Reading, RG6 6BB, UK (fax: 44 118 931 8316; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.nwra.com/ASI).
June 8-11, 1998, Hong
Kong, China GW9: The Ninth Global Warming International Conference and Expo.
A call for papers has been published for these major subject categories: energy and
natural resource management; international coordination; global warming and climate
change; international law and policy making; global warming and public health; remote
sensing; state and local government planning and regulation. An Executive Workshop,
"Industrial Technology & Greenhouse Gas Emission," has been scheduled, and
the preliminary program published. For general information, contact Global Warming Intl.
Ctr. (GWIC), POB 5275, Woodridge IL 60517 (tel: 630 910 1551; fax: 630 910 1561. For other
details consult this Web Site: http://www2.msstate.edu/~krreddy/glowar/glowar.html).
For technical questions, contact Sinyan Shen, Chair, Intl. Prog. Committee, at the GWIC.
June 8-10, 1998,
Stockholm, Swed. Recognition of Abrupt Climate Change in Clastic Sedimentary
Environments. Will focus on decadal or longer climate signals in clastic
sedimentary basins, including these basins as archives of abrupt climate change; also
responses of semi-arid environments, and of large hydrological systems to abrupt climate
change. Abstracts are due Feb. 1, 1998. The second circular will be sent in February to
those requesting it. Contact Amir Mokhtari Fard, 1998 Conference Committee, Dept.
Quaternary Res., Stockholm Univ., S-106 91 Stockholm, Swed. (tel: 46 8 164 886; fax: 46 8
674 78 95; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.; WWW: http://www.geo.su.se).
June 8-11, 1998,
Würzburg, Ger. Biomass for Energy and Industry: 10th European Conference and
Technology Exhibition. Worldwide strategies for biomass, biomass energy crops,
biomass combustion, and biogas are among the topics. Contact WIP, Conference and
Exhibition Coordination, Sylvensteinstr. 2, 81369 Munich, Ger. (tel: 49 89 720 1232; fax:
49 89 720 1291; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.wip.tnet.de/bi98.htm).
June 8-12, 1998,
Tromso, Norway. 27th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment.
The technical program, with the theme, "Information for Sustainability," will
consist of presentations and workshops of interest to experts in remote sensing
technology, and to decision makers and managers. Among the topics are: securing food for
the future, managing the local environment, managing coastal and marine resources,
supporting environmental treaties, evidence of global change from space, and public
health. Abstracts are due Dec. 1, 1997 to: 27th ISRSE Symposium, Norwegian Space
Ctr., POB 113 Skoyen, N-0212 Oslo, Norway (fax: 47 22 51 1801; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.spacecentre.no).
June 8-12, 1998,
Stockholm, Swed. International Symposium: Rossby-100. Sponsored by the Intl.
Meteor. Inst., Stockholm, and Swed. Geophys. Soc. to commemorate the 100th anniversary of
the birth of Carl-Gustaf Rossby. Primary themes include numerical modeling of weather and
climate, and global cycling of trace gases and aerosols. Papers will be included in a
special issue of Tellus. The Web Site for this event is: http://www.misu.su.se. Contact Ulla Hammarstrand, Rossby-100,
Dept. Meteor., Stockholm Univ., S-106 91 Stockholm, Swed. (e-mail: email@example.com).
June 14-17, 1998, Gold
Coast, Australia Second Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and
Environmental Technology. Organized by Univ. Queensland, Australia, et al.
Sessions include energy conservation and renewable energy, greenhouse gas mitigation
technology, and energy and environmental policy. Contact APCSEET '98 Secretariat,
Intermedia, POB 1280, Milton QLD 4064, Australia (tel: 61 7 33690477; fax: 61 7 33691512;
June 14-18, 1998,
Snowbird, Utah Mechanisms of Millennial-Scale Global Climate Change.
The central themes are: what is the sensitivity of various components of the Earth's
climate system to millennial-scale climate change? What are the mechanisms, linkages and
feedbacks which produce millennial-scale climate change? Conference conveners are: Peter
Clark (Dept. Geosci., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis OR 97331; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Robert Webb (Paleoclim. Prog., NOAA/NGCD, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80303; e-mail:
email@example.com). Abstracts are due Mar. 11, 1998 to: AGU Meetings Dept., 2000
Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: 800 966 2481, 202 462 6900; fax: 202 328 0566;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.agu.org).
(See Eos, p. 35, Jan. 20, 1998.)
June 14-18, 1998, San
Diego, Calif. A&WMA's 91st Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
Contains sessions on climate change relating to international agreements, impacts on North
America, emission management, Kyoto and beyond, and science, policy and technologies.
Contact Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc., One Gateway Ctr., Third Fl., Pittsburgh PA 15222
(tel: 412 232 3444; fax: 412 232 3450; WWW: http://www.awma.org/AM98/index.html).
(See EM, p. 85 ff., May 1998.)
June 15-July 17, 1998,
Cambridge, Mass. 1998 Training Workshop on Environmental Economics and Policy
Analysis. Presented by the Harvard Inst. for Intl. Development (HIID) for
mid-career professionals in two tracks (analytical methods or policy analysis). Some of
the topics are environmental valuation, natural resource economics, environmental
accounting, macro and global environmental issues, and sustainable development. Applications
are due Mar. 27 to: Environ. Econ. & Policy Workshop, HIID, One Eliot St.,
Cambridge MA 02138 (tel: 617 495 5999; fax: 617 496 3956; e-mail: email@example.com).
Or contact the director, Theodore Panayotou (same address & fax; tel: 617 495 9173;
June 16-20, 1998,
Seoul, Korea Eighth Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON
98): Towards the 21st CenturyA Pacific Era. Sponsored by the Amer. Geophys.
Union et al. Topics include public policy, climate change and waterfront development,
marine environmental protection, and ocean energy. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 1998 to:
N. Saxena, POB 11568, Honolulu HI 96828 (tel: 808 956 6163; fax: 808 956 2580; e-mail:
June 22-24, 1998,
Breckenridge, Co. Third NCAR Climate System Model Workshop. Several
updates to model components will be presented and discussed and working groups will meet.
To foster a community of model developers and users, the workshop is open. All
participants must register; space is limited. Contact Lydia Harper, NCAR/Clim. System
Model Prog., POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307 (tel: 303 497 1320; fax: 303 497 1314; e-mail:
June 23-27, 1998,
Yellowknife, N.W.T., Canada Seventh International Conference on Permafrost.
Sponsored by the Intl. Permafrost Assoc., Natl. Res. Council of Canada et al. The final
circular has been issued. Special attention will be paid to global climate change and
environmental protection in permafrost regions; international cooperation in studies and
data exchanges will be facilitated. Abstracts are due May 1, 1997. See this Web
site: WWW: http://sts.gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/page1/glac/perma/first.htm,
or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25-27, 1998,
Venice, Italy 1998 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Organized by the Assoc. of Environ. & Resour. Economists et al. Subject areas include
environmental regulation, environment and development, valuation and cost-benefit
analysis, international environmental issues. Contact 1998 Congress Secretariat,
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Corso Magenta, 63-20123 Milano, Italy (e-mail:
email@example.com; WWW: http://www.worldcongress.feem.it).
June 28-July 2, 1998,
Helsinki, Finland. The European Conference on Atmospheric UV Radiation (ECUV).
A joint initiative of the European Commission and the Finnish Meteorological Institute
that will focus on atmospheric UV radiation and its measurement and modeling methods. Abstracts
are due Mar. 31, 1998 to: Leena Laisi, Finnish Meteor. Inst., POB 503, Fin-00101
Helsinki, Finland (tel: 358 9 1929 4155; fax: 358 9 1929 4129; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Participants may submit conference papers, by Oct. 31, 1998, for publication in a special
1999 issue of J. Geophys. Res. (See Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 2038-2039,
July 2-5, 1998,
Mauritius Islands V Conference: Small Islands in the Third Millennium:
Problems and Prospects of Island Living. Contact ISISA Secretariat, Dept. Geog.,
McGill Univ., 805 Sherbrooke West, Montreal QC H3A 2K6, Can. (tel: 514 398 4111; fax: 514
398 7437; WWW: http://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/Centres/SouthPacific/ISISA.html).
July 6-10, 1998,
Exeter, U.K. Hydrology in a Changing Environment. Sponsored by the British
Hydrol. Soc. Conference themes include global hydrologic processes, ecological and
hydrological interactions, and resource assessment in dry areas. For information about
submitting abstracts, contact: B. Webb, Dept. Geog., Univ. Exeter, Amory Bldg., Rennes
Dr., Exeter, Devon EX4 4RJ, UK (fax: 44 01392 263342; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.nwl.ac.uk/ih/prototype/new/bhs.html).
July 6-17, 1998,
Cambridge, Mass. Executive Program on Climate Change and Development.
Presented by the Harvard Institute for International Development et al. for high level
personnel from a broad range of institutions. Will stress the economics of abatement and
adaptation, financial and technological assistance to developing countries, national and
international policy instruments (emissions trading and banking, carbon taxes, joint
implementation). The program costs $8500. Contact Theodore Panayotou, IEP, HIID, One Eliot
St., Cambridge MA 02138 (tel: 617-495 5999; fax: 617 496 3956; e-mail:
July 7-14, 1998,
Boulder, Colo. Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment '98 (COARE98).
Will review the scientific outcomes of TOGA COARE and apply COARE science to developing
models relating to CLIVAR and GEWEX. A second circular and Call for Papers will be
available soon. Contact B. Jackson, Joint Office for Science Support Program Support
Group, UCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307 (tel: 303 497 8663; fax: 303 497 8633: e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.joss.ucar.edu/joss_psg/project/coare98/).
July 12-16, 1998, San
Juan, Puerto, Rico Third International Symposium on Tropical Hydrology and
Fifth Caribbean Islands Water Resources Congress. Sponsored by the Amer. Water
Resour. Assoc. (AWRA) et al. Several topics related to global climate change: extreme
hydrologic events, sustainable development of water resources, climate change impacts on
the region. Contact AWRA, 950 Herndon Parkway, S. 300, Herndon VA 22070 (tel: 703 904
1225; fax: 703 904 1228).
July 12-19, 1998,
Nagoya, Japan. 32nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Will cover the Earth's
surface, meteorology and climate, and space-borne geophysical data for global change
studies. Abstracts are due Jan. 9, 1998 to: Copernicus Gesellschaft, 32nd COSPAR
Assembly, Max-Planck Str. 13, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Ger. (tel: 49 5556 91376; fax: 49
5556 4709; e-mail: COSPAR@COPERNICUS.ORG). Contact the COSPAR Secretariat at 51 bd de
Montmorency, 75016 Paris, France (tel: 33 45 250679; fax: 33 40 509827; e-mail:
COSPAR@paris7.jussieu.fr; WWW: http://www.mpae.gwdg.de/COSPAR//COSPAR.html).
July 14-24, 1998,
Aspen, Colorado Innovative Energy Systems and CO2 Stabilization:
Summer Session I. Contact John Katzenberger, Aspen Global Change Inst., 100 E.
Francis, Aspen CO 81611 (tel: 970 925 7376; fax: 970 925 7097; e-mail: email@example.com).
(See entry for Aug. 7-14 for Summer Session II.)
July 21-23, 1998,
Miami, Florida 1998 Regional Climate Workshop: Caribbean/South Atlantic.
Another in a continuing series, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Contact Caitlin Simpson, Office of Global Programs, NOAA (fax: 301 427 2082; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org). For general information on the workshop series contact: USGCRP
Coordination Office, (fax: 202 314 2239; fax: 202 448 8681; e-mail: email@example.com;
July 21-24, 1998,
Taipei, Taiwan 1998 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting. Included are
sessions on greenhouse gas emissions of Pacific countries, and on aircraft emissions and
atmospheric chemistry over the Western Pacific. (See Eos, p. 129 ff., Mar. 10,
1998.) Contact Amer. Geophys. Union, 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: 800
966 2481, 202 462 6900; fax: 202 328 0566; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.agu.org.). The co-chairs are: Francis Wu; e-mail:
email@example.com; and Yeong Tein Yeh, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27-29, 1998,
Trabzon, Turkey. Second Trabzon International Energy and Environment Symposium.
Organized by Karadeniz Technical Univ. et al. Papers will cover both fundamental science
and applied technology relating to all types of energy production, climate change, and
energy conservation. The proceedings will be published by Begell House Inc. Abstracts
are due now. In the U.S. and Canada contact Sadik Dost, TIEES-98, Dept. Mechanical
Eng., Univ. Victoria, Victoria V8W 3PC, Can. (tel: 250 721 8900; fax: 250 721 6051;
e-mail: email@example.com). In other regions, contact Burhan Cuhadaroglu, Dept. Mechanical
Eng., Karadeniz Technical Univ., Trabzon 61080, Turkey (tel: 462 325 3223; fax: 462 325
5526; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.).
Aug. 2-6, 1998,
Colorado Springs, Colorado IECEC-98: 33rd Intersociety Energy Conversion
Engineering Conference Meeting Global Energy and Environmental Needs. Will
include sessions on topics like renewable energy, alternative fuels, alternative vehicles,
sustainable energy development, and global climate change. Contact Samim Anghaie,
IECEC-98, INSPI, Univ. Florida, POB 116502, Gainesville FL 32611 (tel: 352 392 1427; fax:
352 392 8656; e-mail: ICEC98@inspi.ufl.edu; WWW: http://www.inspi.ufl.edu/IECEC98/).
Aug. 7-14, 1998, Aspen,
Colorado Climate Extremes: Changes, Impacts & Projections: Summer Session
II. Contact John Katzenberger, Aspen Global Change Inst., 100 E. Francis, Aspen CO
81611 (tel: 970 925 7376; fax: 970 925 7097; e-mail: email@example.com). (See entry for Aug.
5-14 for Summer Session II.)
International Conference on Climate and Water, Aug. 17-20, 1998, Espoo, Finland.
Sponsored by WMO, UNESCO et al. Specific topics include uncertainties of climate change
from a hydrological perspective, the impact of climate variability and change on aquatic
ecosystems; beneficial impacts and losses for water resources; and water management as a
result of climate change. The abstract deadline is July 29, 1997. Also contact N.
Helenius, Water Resour. Eng., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Tietotie 1, FIN-02150 Espoo,
Finland (tel: 358 9 275 3835; fax: 358 9 451 3827; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://ahti.hut.fi/wr/caw2).
July 21-23, 1998,
Miami, Florida 1998 Regional Climate Workshop: Caribbean/South Atlantic.
Another in a continuing series, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Contact Caitlin Simpson, Office of Global Programs, NOAA (fax: 301 427 2082; e-mail:
email@example.com). For general information on the workshop series contact: USGCRP
Coordination Office, (fax: 202 314 2239; fax: 202 448 8681; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Meteor. Soc.] Conference on Cloud Physics, Aug. 17-21, 1998, Everett, Wash. Will
emphasize cloud and precipitation chemistry. Abstracts are due Mar. 1, 1998 to:
Robert Rauber, Dept. Atmos. Sci., Univ. Illinois, 105 S. Gregory Ave., Urbana IL 61801
(tel: 217 333 2835; fax: 214 244 4393; e-mail: email@example.com). (See Bull. Amer.
Meteor. Soc., p. 148, Feb. 1997, and p. 998, May 1997.) This conference will partially
overlap the Joint International Symposium on Global Atmospheric Chemistry (Aug.
19-25, 1998, Seattle, Wash.); WWW: http://saga.pmel.noaa.gov/cacgp98/.
(Also see Global Climate Change Digest, Oct. 1996.)
Aug. 19-21, 1998,
Cleveland, Ohio Summer Course: Global Issues, Sustainable Development and the
Global Problematique. Presented by the GENIe (Global-Problematique Education
Network Initiative), which will provide students from different cultures and backgrounds
with an opportunity to share their understanding of, and expectations for, a global
society in the 21st century. Contact Deanna Thomas, Olin Bldg. - 6th Fl., Case Western
Reserve Univ., 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106 (tel: 216 368 5122; fax: 216 368
3123; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Aug. 19-25, 1998,
Seattle, Wash.. Joint International Symposium on Global Atmospheric Chemistry.
Will include the Ninth Symposium of the IAMAS Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry
and Global Pollution (CACGP), and the Fifth Scientific Conference on the
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC). The focus of these
symposia will be "Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change." Presentations
(mostly poster papers) will focus on these areas: (1) aerosols, clouds and climate:
results of field and modeling studies; (2) human impact on atmospheric chemistry and
climate; (3) greenhouse gases - CO2 and other GHG cycling over the past 1000
years; (4) remote sensing - studies related to atmospheric chemistry and climate change. Abstracts
are due Mar. 1, 1998, preferably by ASCII text file. For a copy of the Call for
Papers, or to submit an abstract, contact CACGP Abstracts, UW Extension, 5001 25th Ave.
NE, Seattle WA 98105 (e-mail: email@example.com). For further information contact
Patricia Quinn, NOAA/PMEL/OCRD, Bldg. 3, 7600 Sand Point Way, Seattle WA 98115 (fax: 206
526 6744; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: http://saga.pmel.noaa.gov/cacgp98/.
Aug. 23-26, 1998,
Denver, Colorado. IEP'98: Issues in Environmental Pollution. An
international meeting covering global climate change and other areas that will look at the
current state of environmental models, assess predictive models, and determine how
information from models is applied. Contact IEP'98, POB 101, Wantage, Oxon OX12 0QS, UK
(tel: 44 1235 868380; fax: 44 1235 868420; e-mail: email@example.com).
Aug. 23-27, 1998,
Boston, Mass. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Chemistry
and the oceans will be one of the environmental issues addressed. Contact ACS Meetings
Dept., 1155 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202 872 4396; fax: 202 872 6128;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.chemcenter.org/conferences.html).
Aug. 23-28, 1998,
Pacific Grove, Calif. Energy Efficiency in a Competitive EnvironmentThe
ACEEE 1998 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Sponsored by the Amer.
Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Panels will cover topics including sustainable
development, climate change, energy planning and policy; international collaborations and
climate market issues; technologies, design and performance analysis of residential and
commercial buildings. The program includes panels on international collaborations and
global market issues, and on sustainable development, climate change, energy planning and
policy. Registrations are due July 13. Contact ACEEE Summer Study Off., 1001
Connecticut Ave. NW, S. 801, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202 429 8873; fax: 202 429 2248;
e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://aceee.org).
Aug. 23-28, 1998,
Evora, Portugal IGU/UGI Pre-Regional Conference WorkshopCommission on
Climatology. Topics include global climate variability and change, emphasizing the
North Atlantic and Europe; and climate change and extreme weather events and their
impacts. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 1998 to: Antonio Lopes, Centro de Estudos
Geograficos da Univ. de Lisboa, Alameda da Univ., 1699 Lisboa codex, Portugal (tel: 351 1
7940218; fax: 351 1 7938690; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 24-28, 1998,
Tromsø, Norway International Symposium on Polar Aspects of Global Change.
Sponsored by IASC (Intl. Arctic Sci. Committee) and SCAR (Scientific Committee on
Antarctic Res.). A variety of sessions includes: climatic trends in the Arctic and
Antarctic; teleconnections linking polar and low-to-mid-latitude regions; biogeochemical
cycles; atmospheric chemistry; ozone and UV-B; regional and socio-economic impacts of
global change. Contact the Symposium in care of Norsk Polarinstitutt, N-900f Tromsø,
Norway, (fax: 47 77 60 67 01; e-mail: email@example.com.
Aug. 26-29, 1998,
Lisbon, Portugal Periglacial Landscapes: Their Making, Preservation and
Climatic Significance. Contact Goncalo Teles Vieira, Centro de Estudos
Geográficos, Faculdade de Letras, Univ. de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade, 1699 Lisboa
Codex, Portugal (tel: 351 1 7940218; fax: 351 1 7938690; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Precedes the IGU Regional Conference 98
(Aug. 30-Sep 2), which has the theme: "The Atlantic: Past, Present and Future" (GCCD,
Mar. 1998). And follows the Sixth International Conference on Palaeoceanography
(Aug. 23-28, 1998), which has the theme: "Reconstructing Ocean History: A Window into
the Future" (GCCD, Jan. 1998). Both conferences are in Lisbon.
Aug. 30-Sep 2, 1998,
Lisbon, Portugal IGU Regional Conference 98. Has the theme, "The
Atlantic: Past, Present and Future," and will cover such topics as global and
regional ocean management, oceans in geographical research, the impact of rising sea
levels on coastal margins, and marine and coastal protection. Obtain information on the
Internet: e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/2510/abriri.htm.
(See Global Climate Change Digest, Dec. 1998, for details on the related IGU/UGI
Pre-Regional Conference WorkshopCommission on Climatology, Aug. 23-28, 1998,
Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 1998,
Interlaken, Switz. Fourth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control
Technologies (GHGT-4). Will provide a forum for the latest advances
in topics like the capture, storage, utilization and recycling of CO2 and other greenhouse
gases, as well as implementation and policy issues. Abstracts are due Mar. 1, 1998, to:
A. Smith, GHGT-4 Secretariat, IEA GHG R&D Prog., CRE Group Ltd., Stoke Orchard,
Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 4RZ, UK (tel: 44 1242 680 753; fax: 44 1242 680 758; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.ieagreen.org.uk).
Also contact Baldur Eliasson, Energy & Global Change, ABB Corp. Res. Ltd.,
Baden-Dattwil, Switz. (tel: 41 56 486 8031; fax: 41 56 493 4569; e-mail:
Sep. 5-9, 1998,
Lanzhou, China. Sixth International Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology (ISAG-6).
Sponsored by the SCAR Working Group on Glaciology, the Intl. Glaciology Society et al.
Will focus on snow and ice science in Antarctica and the South Ocean as it relates to our
understanding of snow and ice properties, their variations, and global change. Contact
ISAG-6 Secy. General, Lab. of Ice Core and Cold Regions Environ., Lanzhou Inst. of
Glaciol., SASS, Lanzhou 730000, China (fax: 86 931 8885241; e-mail: email@example.com).
Sep. 7-11, 1998,
Lisbon, Portugal GIS PlaNET '98. Will discuss application of research
in support of developing a geographic information society, including academic, industrial,
governmental and public perspectives. Topics include agriculture, biodiversity, climate
change, crop and forest management, economic development. Abstracts are due Mar. 13,
1998. See this Web site: http://www.gisplanet.org/planet.html;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Tom Silva, GIS Planet Univ., 13 Pavilhao
Florestal, Tapada da Ajuda, 1399 Lisboa Codex, Portugal (tel: 351 1 362 4452; fax: 351 1
Sep. 7-11, 1998,
Norwich, U.K. Second International Conference on Climate and History: Past
and Present Variability A Context for the Future. Commemorating the 25th
anniversary of the founding of the Climate Research Unit by Hubert Lamb, this meeting will
cover climate variability over the last few millennia, human adjustments, and context for
the future. The conference program is now available. Contact Susan Boland, Clim. Res.
Unit., Univ. E. Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK (tel: 44 1603 592088; fax: 44 1603 507784;
e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/conf/).
Sep. 13-18, 1998,
Durban, South Africa 11th World Clean Air and Environmental Congress &
Expo. Will include a workshop (Sep. 16) on the UNFCCC. Contact Conference
Secretariat, POB 36782, Menlo Park, 0102 S. Africa (tel: 27 12 348 4493; fax: 27 12 348
1563; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sep. 13-18, 1998,
Houston, Tex. 17th World Energy Council Congress. Energy and Technology:
Sustaining World Development into the Next Millennium. The divisions of this
triennial event, organized by the U.S. Energy Assoc. (USEA), will look at four states of
energy development from the current stage (through 2015), to the fourth (beyond 2050)
where economically and environmental sustainable energy systems are expected to emerge. It
will also develop and explore concepts for an environmentally sound, sustainable energy
future, and the practical, economically sound ways of attaining this future. The program
is now available. Contact Richard Williamson, Houston World Energy Congress, USEA, 1620
Eye St. NW, S. 1050, Washington DC 20006 (tel: 202 331 0415; fax: 202 331 0418; e-mail:
Sep. 15-17, 1998,
Austin, Texas 1998 Regional Climate Workshop: Southern Great Plains.
Another in a continuing series, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. For
information on this workshop, contact Herman Mayeux or Robbie Rand, U.S. Dept. Agriculture
(fax: 301 504 6231; e-mail: email@example.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). For general
information contact: USGCRP Coordination Office, (fax: 202 314 2239; fax: 202 448 8681;
e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/ipccrev7.html.)
Sep. 22-24, 1998,
Hamburg, Ger. Das Klima des 21. Jahrhunderts (Climate in the
Twenty-First Century). Will cover topics including past climate, anthropogenic
influence on climate, changes and consequences in the twenty-first century. Contact José
Luis Lozán (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org); Sabina Astete (e-mail: email@example.com).
Sep. 28-Oct. 1, 1998,
Wengen, Switz. Biomass Burning and Its Interrelationships with the Climate
System. One of a series of workshops on global change research with a strong
interdisciplinary emphasis. Topics include modeling interactions between smoke, aerosols
and climate on regional and global scales; lessons from research on Nuclear Winter; the
relationships between fire magnitude and frequency in a changing 21st century climate.
Contact Martin Beniston, Dept. Geog., Univ. Fribourg, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switz. (tel: 41 26
300 90 10; fax: 41 26 300 97 46; e-mail: Martin.Beniston@Unifr.CH; WWW: http://www.unifr.ch/iguf).
Sep. 30, 1998, Toronto,
Ontario, Can. Fourth National Climate Change Conference. Will focus
on offsets under the Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading potential, and the expected
outcomes of the Buenos Aires Conference of Parties. Contact Tom Vant, Exec. Secy.,
Alliance for Responsible Environ. Alternatives, 9421 17 Ave., Edmonton AB T6N 1H4, Can.
(tel: 403 970 6959; fax: 403 970 6805).
Oct. 4-8, 1998,
Madison, Wisc. Expanding Bioenergy Partnerships: Eighth Biennial Conference.
An international conference hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Energy that will emphasize
bioenergy mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and look at the implications of the Kyoto
conference on greenhouse gas emissions. Also will look at financing issues, and innovative
projects from around the world. Broad participation is encouraged from those studying
biomass cultivation, policy issues, market opportunities, technical and economic
assessments of cropping and production, and liquid biofuels. Abstracts are due Feb. 28,
1998, to: Great Lakes Regional Biomass Energy Prog., 35 E. Wacker Dr., S. 1850,
Chicago IL 60601 (tel: 312 407 0177; fax: 312 407 0038; WWW: http://www.cglg.org/bioenergy98). Also obtain
general information at the same address, c/o Fred Kuzel (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or
Naureen Rana (e-mail: email@example.com).
Oct. 11-13, 1998,
Pullman, Wash. Dust Aerosols, Loess and Global Change. Proposed
topics include climatic events and other drivers of loess depositional cycles during the
Quaternary Period, comparisons of modern and ancient dust transport and deposition at
mid-latitudes, possible role of dust aerosols as a feedback in last glacial climate
change, impacts of transport and deposition of dust aerosols today and impacts on the
global environment. Contact Alan Busacca, Dept. Crop & Soil Sci., Washington State
Univ., Pullman WA 99164 (tel: 509 335 1859; fax: 509 335 8674; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Oct. 13-16, 1998,
Crystal City, Va. Second International Specialty Conference on Climate
Change: Global Climate Change Science, Policy, and Mitigation/Adaptation Strategies.
Organized by the Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc. Papers may cover a broad variety of areas
including: climate change science, climate policy development, greenhouse gas mitigation
and adaptation options and strategies. Abstracts are due June 22, 1998, to: John
Kinsman (fax: 202 508 5150; e-mail: email@example.com); Elmer Holt (fax: 202 586 2082;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org); or Mark Trexler (fax: 503 786 9859; e-mail: email@example.com).
Oct. 14-16, 1998
1998 Regional Climate Workshop: Tribal Lands. Another in a continuing
series, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. For information on this
workshop, contact Robert Gough, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy (tel: 715 426 1415;
fax: 715 426 1415 *51; e-mail: Rpwgough@aol.com). For general information contact: USGCRP
Coordination Office, (fax: 202 314 2239; fax: 202 448 8681; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Oct. 14-25, 1998,
Fairbanks, Alaska The Seventh Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Marine
Science Organization (PICES). Will consist of invited, contributed and poster
papers on these and other subjects: decadal variability of North Pacific climate; carbon
cycle in the North Pacific Ocean, emphasizing factors influencing oceanic CO2
uptake and carbon processes; climate change and carrying capacity of the North Pacific,
including recent findings of GLOBEC and similar programs; small pelagic species and
climate change in the North Pacific Ocean. Abstracts are due July 1, 1998, through the
Web site or by e-mail: PICES Secretariat, Inst. Ocean Sci., POB 6000, Sidney BC V8L
4B2, Can.; (tel: 250 363 6366; fax: 250 363 6827; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://pices.ios.bc.ca).
Oct. 19-22, 1998,
Manila, The Philippines International Conference on Tropical Forests and
Climate Change. Contact Conference Secretariat, Environ. Forestry Prog., UPLB
College of forestry, 4031 College, Laguna, The Philipppines (tel: 63 49 536 2342; fax: 63
49 536 2341; e-mail: Rdl@mudspring.uplb.edu.ph).
Oct. 19-23, 1998,
Vienna, Austria ECAC 98: Second European Conference on Applied Climatology.
Will provide a setting for exchange of information on climate and its prediction for
better decision making on sustainable development and environmental protection. (Will run
in parallel with the European Climate Science Conference and the Second
European Conference on Climate and History. [GCCD, Nov. 1997.]) Short
abstracts are due now to: ECAC 98, Hohe Warte 38, A-1190 Vienna, Austria (fax: 43 1
3602672; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.zamg.ac.at/~ECAC98).
Oct. 25-28, 1998,
Fairbanks, Alaska The 49th Arctic Division Science Conference. Will
serve as a Wadati Conference on Global Change, and will inaugurate the
International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska. The theme is:
International Cooperation in Arctic Research: Detecting Global Change and Its Impacts in
the Western Arctic. Sessions will cover international research collaboration,
ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions, land-atmosphere-ice interactions, paleoclimates,
regional impacts of climate change, and global implications of a changing Arctic. A
call for abstracts will be issued soon. Contact Mary Farrell, Coordinator, Geophys.
Inst., Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks AK 99775; (e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.gi.alaska.edu/aaas/index.html).
Oct. 26-28, 1998,
Washington, D.C. The Earth Technologies Forum. Sponsored by the Intl.
Climate Change Partnership, Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, and the U.S.
Environ. Protec. Agency et al. Combines two events formerly held separately: the Ozone
Protection Technologies Conference, and the International Climate Change Conference
and Technologies Exhibit. Covers the latest information on climate and ozone layer
protection technologies, and information on U.S. climate change and ozone protection
policies, emissions accounting and compliance, joint implementation, emissions trading,
business opportunities. Contact Heather Tardel, Earth Technol. Forum, 2111 Wilson Blvd.
#850, Arlington VA 22201 (tel: 703 807 4052; fax: 703 243 2874; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Oct. 26-29, 1998, St.
Petersburg, Fla. 20th Annual Meeting of the National Atmospheric Deposition
Program. Presentations will cover historical and global perspectives of
deposition, total mercury and methyl mercury in precipitation, impact of recent large
emissions reductions on precipitation chemistry, and related atmospheric and environmental
phenomena. Abstracts, preferably by e-mail, are due Sep. 1, 1998, to: Kathy
Douglas, Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Dr., Champaign IL 61820 (tel: 217 333
7871; fax: 217 333 0249; e-mail: Kathy@sws.uiuc.edu; WWW: http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu). (This Web Site also
contains NADP data and related information.) Also contact Dennis Lamb, Program Chair,
Meteor. Dept., Penn. State Univ., Univ. Pk. PA 16802 (tel: 814 865 0174; e-mail: email@example.com)
Oct. 28-30, 1998,
Washington, D.C. Fifty years of Ocean Discovery. Will include panels
on major international programs in ocean science; opportunities and challenges in ocean
science. Contact Ann Carlisle, Ocean Studies Bd. (tel: 202 334 2714; e-mail:
Nov. 2-7, 1998,
Albuquerque, New Mexico Second AMS Symposium on Urban Environment. To
be held in conjunction with the 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology
and the 23rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Sessions are
expected on topics including the urban heat island effects and its possible contamination
of long-term air temperature records, and cities as agents of global change. Contact Sue
Grimmond, Symposium Chair, Dept. Geog., Student Bldg. 120, Indiana Univ., Bloomington IN
47405 (fax: 812 855 1661; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.indiana.edu/~climate/grimmond/conference/).
For registration and hotel information: e-mail: email@example.com.
Nov. 2-13, 1998, Buenos
Aires, Argentina Fourth Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention
on Climate Change. Contact Climate Secretariat, POB 26 01 24, 53153 Bonn, Ger.
(tel: 49 228 815 1000; fax: 49 228 815 1999; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.unfccc.de).
Gas Research Conference, Nov. 8-11, 1998, San Diego, Calif. Possible topics include
hydrate inhibition and formation, methane from renewable sources, global warming, and
environmental safety. Abstracts are due July 31, 1997. Contact R.V. Gemmer, Intl.
Gas. Res. Conf., Gas Res. Inst., 8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago IL 60631 (tel: 773 399
8313; fax: 773 399 8170; e-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.icgti.org).
Nov. 8-12, 1999,
Sydney, Australia 15th International Congress of Biometeorology and
International Conference on Urban Climatology (ICB-ICU'99). Sponsored by the World
Meteor. Organization et al. Will summarize recent research and policy development relating
to modeling atmospheric processes and the climatic effects of cities at any scale, on
topics such as the impacts of climate change and El Niño, morbidity and mortality, and
climate change and decision making. Consult this Web site: http://www.es.mq.edu.au/ICB-99/. Or contact
ICB-ICUC'99 Secretariat, Tour Hosts Pty. Ltd., GBO Box 128, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia
(tel: 61 2 9262 3135 ; fax: 61 2 9262 2277; e-mail: ICBICUC@tourhosts.com.au).
Nov. 15-18, 1998, Rome,
Italy Greening of Industry Network: Seventh International Conference on
Partnership and Leadership Building Alliances for a Sustainable Future.
Themes include emerging partnerships for sustainability, building global institutions,
environmental justice, the north/south perspective, research agenda. Contact Theo de
Bruijn, Conference Committee, Ctr. for Clean Technol., CSTM, Univ. Twente, POB 217, 7500
AE Enschede, The Neth. (tel: 31 53 489 3203; fax: 31 53 489 4850; e-mail:
Nov. 16-18, 1998,
Baltimore, Md. Ocean Community Conference '98. Sponsored by the Amer.
Geophys. Union et al. Will address exploration in the sea; sustainable use of the coastal
ocean; the ocean's influence on weather and climate. Contact V. Feuerstein, ITCMS, 445
Hoes Ln., Piscataway NJ 08855 (tel: 732 562 6826; fax: 732 981 1203; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.noaa.gov/public-affars/MTS98.html).
Nov. 16-18, 1998,
Taipei, Taiwan Economics of Sustainable Development: Linking Economics and
the Environment. Will cover environmental and economic policies as well as
national environmental accounting. One of 20 symposia in the 1998 Inter-Congress on
Sustainable Development in the Pacific. Contact Daigee Shaw, Inst. Econ.,
Academica Sinica, Nanking, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (fax: 886 2 785 3946; e-mail:
Nov. 17-27, 1998,
Cairo, Egypt 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
Contact K.M. Sarma, Exec. Secy., Ozone Secretariat, POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya (tel: 254 2
621 234; fax: 254 2 521 930; e-mail: Madhava.Sarma@unep.org; WWW: http://www.unep.org/unep/secretar/ozone/home.htm).
Energex '98: The
Seventh International Energy Conference and Exhibition, Nov. 19-21, 1998, Manama,
Bahrain. Will cover a complete range of energy-related topics, as well as risk assessment,
international law and finance, and carbon taxes. Proceedings will be published during the
conference by Taylor & Francis Ltd. For information about submitting abstracts,
contact W.E. Alnaser, Univ. Bahrain, POB 32038, State of Bahrain (tel: 973 688381; fax:
973 683278; e-mail: EA607@Isa.cc.uob.bh).
Nov. 23-25, 1998,
Cotonou, Republic of Benin START/IOC/LOICZ Workshop on Climate Change and
Coastal Processes in West Africa. Climate change will have major implications in
this region of large cities with high population density, which is experiencing other,
related environmental problems. Conference topics include climate processes, coastal
biogeomorphology, coastal hazards, remote sensing, socio-economic impacts of climate
change. Regarding submitting abstracts, contact: Larry Awosika, Nigerian Inst. for
Oceanography & Marine Res., PMB 12729 Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria (tel/fax: 234 1
619517, e-mail: email@example.com, WWW: http://ioc.unesco.org/.
Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 1998,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Pacem in Maribus XXVIThe Crisis of
Knowledge: New Directions for Learning and Informed Decision Making for Oceans and Coasts.
Organized by the Intl. Ocean Inst. and the Canadian Association of the Club of Rome. Will
develop programs to enhance knowledge development and management for users of ocean space
and resources. Panel discussions include: the nature of the crisis; impacts on developing
countries; risk management and precautionary approaches; marine science and ocean
governance in the 21st century. Contact Robert Race, Intl. Ocean Inst., Dalhousie Univ.,
1226 Le Marchant St., Halifax NS B3H 3P7, Can. (tel: 902 494 1737; fax: 902 494 2034;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.dal.ca/ioihfx).
November 30-December 2,
1998, Kingswood College, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
12th Australia New Zealand Climate Forum. The theme of the Forum is Understanding
Climate and Its Regional Impacts, including regional climate variability, impacts on
primary industry, impacts on other industry, impacts on water resources, and impacts on
the broader environment. The fee for full registration is A$150. Additional information:
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1998, Baltimore Mid-Atlantic Integrated
Assessment Working Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. EPA. It will characterize the
condition of individual ecologi-cal resources, such as estuaries, streams and forests, and
identify possible associations with stressors that may explain impaired conditions for
both specific resources and the over-all ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic region. Contact:
Conf. Coord., Technology Planning & Management Corp., Mill Wharf Plaza, Suite 208
Scituate, MA, 02066; tel: 781-544-3063; fax: 781-544-3086; e-mail: email@example.com;
Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 1998, International Hurricane Center, Florida International
University, Miami Climate Change and the Intra-Americas Region.
Cosponsored by the Organization of American States and the US EPA. This conference will
seek to develop cooperative strategies to protect the Wider Caribbean region from
hurricanes, storms, sea level rise, coral bleaching and other threats associated with
climatic variability and climate change. It will focus especially on implications of
climate change for insurance and emergency planning, on means of protecting parks and
vulnerable ecosystems from climate change and sea level rise, and energy efficiency and
alternative energy measures to reduce greenhouse emissions. Contact: Michele Pena,
Dec. 1, 1998, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. Climate
Change: What Does It Mean for the Midwest? Convened by the U.S. EPA. Contact
Monica Duda, Waste Policy Institute, 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia
22201, phone: 703-247-2410, fax: 703-524-7335.
Dec. 1-4, 1998, Paris,
France WMO/IOC/ICSU Conference on the WCRP Climate Variability and
Predictability Study (CLIVAR). Organized to advance the planning and begin the
implementation of CLIVAR, the primary atmosphere-ocean research component of the World
Climate Research Program. CLIVAR focuses on the role of the coupled ocean-atmosphere
within the overall climate system, emphasizing variability, especially within the oceans,
on seasonal to centennial time scales. Contact CLIVAR Conference Secretariat, c/o Max
Planck Inst. Meteor., Bundesstr. 55, D-20146 Hamburg, Ger. (tel: 49 40 41173 412; fax: 49
40 41173 413; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.dkrz.de/clivar/clivar_conf.html,
(These web sites should be updated by the end of July.)
Dec. 6-10, 1998, San
Francisco, Calif. American Geophysical Society 1998 Fall Meeting.
Sessions relating to climate change are expected in these sections: atmospheric sciences,
hydrology, and ocean sciences. Abstracts are due by Aug. 26 (by mail) or by Sep. 2 by
interactive web to: AGU, Meetings Dept., 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009
(tel: 800 966 2481; 202 462 6900; fax: 202 328 0566; e-mail: email@example.com;
WWW: http://www.agu.org). See Eos, Trans. Amer.
Geophys. Union, pp. 306-307, June 30, 1998.
Dec. 7-9, 1998,
Orlando, Fla., Omni Rosen Hotel Annual International Research Conference on
Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. This conference is devoted
to the sharing of information on current and ongoing research into methyl bromide
alternatives. The conference will feature concurrent sessions concerning research on
alternatives to methyl bromide for preplant, post-harvest, and structural uses. Sponsored
by Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach in cooperation with The Crop Protection Coalition,
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Registration: $250.00; $325.00 after November 15. For further information: Methyl Bromide
Alternatives Outreach, 144 W. Peace River Dr., Fresno, CA, 93711; tel: 209-447-2127; fax:
209-436- 0692; e-mail Gary Obenauf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 7-11, 1998,
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe The Environmetrics Conference. One of the Satellite
Meetings of the International Biometric Conference 1998, and
sponsored by Group Zimbabwe of the Intl. Biometric Soc. Included in the theme, biometry at
work towards environment, are topics such as climate change, and ecological, health, and
socio-economic issues. Regarding submission of abstracts, contact: S. Nadarajah,
Sch. Math. & Statistics, Univ. Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, UK (tel: 44 1752
232723; fax: 44 1752 232780; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/maths/conf/announce.htm.).
Dec. 8-10, 1998, New
Orleans The Emission Inventory: Living in a Global Environment.
Sponsored by the U.S. EPA. It will cover the inclusion of greenhouse gases and other
nontraditional pollutants in industrial emission estimates, the makeup of biogenic and
agricultural emissions, and global-climate issues. Contact: Sharon Nizich, c/o Sally
Dombrowski, U.S. EPA, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 919-541-0875; fax:
919-541-0684; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 8, 1998, Washington, D.C., Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. U.S.
Global Change Research Program Seminar Series. Changes in Carbon Sources and
Sinks: The Outlook for Climate Change in the Future. Contact: A. D. Socci, USGCRP,
400 Virginia Ave., SW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20024; tel: 202-314-2235; fax:
202-488-8681; e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.usgcrp.gov.
Dec. 11, 1998, Zagreb, Croatia The Future Facing the Energy
Sector Following the Kyoto Conference: 7th Energy Day in Croatia Forum. Additional
information: Croatian Energy Association, Ulica grada Vukovara 37, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;
tel: +385 1 61 25 455; fax: +385 1 61 14 266.
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