Multiple Meeting Announcements

Date: 
30 October 2012

Multiple Meeting Announcements

1. Call for Abstracts
SCAR Biology Symposium: Life in Antarctica
16-19 July 2013
Barcelona, Spain

2. Call for Papers
Arctic Ocean Acidification International Conference
6-8 May 2013
Bergen, Norway

3. Call for Sessions
13th Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference
Reykjavik, Iceland
21-25 April 2013

4. Conference Announcement
9th Annual Polar Technology Conference
2-4 April 2013
Annapolis, Maryland

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1. Call for Abstracts
SCAR Biology Symposium: Life in Antarctica
16-19 July 2013
Barcelona, Spain

Organizers of the 11th Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Biology Symposium announce a call for abstracts. The symposium, entitled
'Life in Antarctica: Boundaries and Gradients in a Changing
Environment,' will be held 16-19 July 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

This symposium links the functional importance of land and water
ecosystems and their biocomplexity under an ecosystemic perspective in
order to understand: the Antarctic trophic web; effects of human impacts
such as the ozone hole, climate change, and the increase in tourism
activities; the flexible boundaries and dynamic gradients in Antarctic
ecosystem; and the Antarctic marine biodiversity through its patterns,
processes, and trends. The symposium is organized around six themes:

- Terrestrial biocomplexity: Function and linkages in land and water
ecosystems
- Integrated perspectives on Antarctic marine ecosystems: From krill
to top predators
- Human impacts on Antarctic ecosystems: From global change to small
scale impacts
- Physical and biogeochemical processes in the Antarctic ecosystem:
Flexible boundaries and dynamic gradients
- Antarctic marine biodiversity: Patterns, processes and trends in
an ancient ecosystem
- Outreach and Education

Abstracts are invited for poster and/or oral presentations relevant to
one of these themes. Authors must be submitted online, and authors must
indicate which theme's referees should evaluate the submission. Final
session titles and paper allocation will be made by the Local Scientific
Organizing Committee at the time of the final program composition.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2013.

To submit an abstract, or for instructions on how to do so, please go
to: http://www.icm.csic.es/XIthSCARBiologySymposium/abstract.php.

Further information on the symposium, including registration and
workshop details, is available at:
http://www.icm.csic.es/XIthSCARBiologySymposium/.

For questions, please email:
xithsbs@icm.csic.es.

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2. Call for Papers
Arctic Ocean Acidification International Conference
6-8 May 2013
Bergen, Norway

Organizers of the Arctic Ocean Acidification International Conference
announce a call for abstracts. The conference will be held 6-8 May 2013
in Bergen, Norway. Topics to be addressed at the conference include:

- Response of Arctic Ocean to increasing CO2 and related changes in
the global carbon cycle;
- Social and policy challenges;
- Arctic Ocean acidification and ecological and biogeochemical
coupling;
- Implications of changing Arctic Ocean acidification for northern
(commercial and subsistence) fisheries; and
- Future developments.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on relevant subjects,
including reports from observational, experimental, and modeling studies
of past, present, and future ocean acidification; responses of marine
organisms and ecosystem structure, functioning, and biodiversity;
perturbations to biogeochemical cycling and feedbacks to the climate
system; and the economic, social, and policy challenges of ocean
acidification. Abstracts for proposed oral and poster presentation (750
words, maximum) should be emailed to the conference organizers
(amap@amap.no) by 1 January 2013.

Those interested in participating in the conference should send an email
to the AMAP Secretariat (amap@amap.no) for a preliminary, nonbinding
registration to be placed on the mailing list for future announcements.
Some financial support will be available to assist participation of
young scientists in the conference.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 January 2013.

Further information is available on the conference flyer:
http://amap.no/MiscTempFiles/AOAConferenceFlyerFinal.pdf.

For questions, please email:
amap@amap.no.

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3. Call for Sessions
13th Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference
Reykjavik, Iceland
21-25 April 2013

Organizers announce a call for sessions for the 13th Nordic Theoretical
Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference. The title of this year's conference
is "Borders - Margins - Fringes: Archaeologies on/from the Edge," and it
will be held 21-25 April 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The 2013 conference will be significant, as it will be held for the
first time in the western outskirts of the Nordic world, and will be the
largest open conference in its field ever to have been held in Iceland.
At this event, a diverse group of scholars and professionals will
participate in a critical debate about relevant issues from various
perspectives.

Submissions of session ideas are welcome. The deadline for submission
has been extended to 10 January 2013. Sessions must be submitted via the
form available at:
http://www.nordictag2013.hi.is/#!programme/vstc3=sessions.

Extended session submission deadline: 10 January 2013.

For further information, including registration, please go to:
http://www.nordictag2013.hi.is.

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4. Conference Announcement
9th Annual Polar Technology Conference
2-4 April 2013
Annapolis, Maryland

The 9th Annual Polar Technology Conference will be held 2-4 April 2013
in Annapolis, Maryland at the U.S. Naval Academy. The primary purpose of
this conference is to bring together polar scientists and technology
developers in a forum to exchange information on research system
operational needs and technology solutions that have been successful in
polar environments.

Participants from the private sector, state and federal agencies,
non-governmental organizations, and academia are welcome. Presentations
generally cover system requirements for proposed research along with
descriptions of systems and approaches that have been proven in polar
deployments. Discussions on intra- and inter-national cooperation in
site deployment and maintenance are encouraged. Informal breaks allow
for networking and information exchange, and a poster session will be
included.

A call for presentations and conference registration will be announced
in mid-December 2012.

For further information, please go to:
http://PolarTechnologyConference.org.

For questions, please email:
register@PolarTechnologyConference.org.