Multiple Meeting Announcements

Date: 
10 April 2014

Multiple Meeting Announcements

1. Call for Earkt Registration
29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions
13-16 May 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

2. Call for Program Content and Registration
Arctic Biodiversity Congress
CAFF Working Group of the Arctic Council
2-4 December 2014
Trondheim, Norway

3. Abstract Deadline Extended
Workshop on Biomass Burning and Effects of
Ammonium and Ozone Deposition
1-3 October 2014
St. Petersburg, Russia

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1. Call for Early Registration
29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions
13-16 May 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

Organizers of the 29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, entitled
"Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions" announce a
call for early registration. The symposium will convene 13-16 May 2014 in
Anchorage, Alaska.

The symposium will bring together fishery and social scientists,
managers, fishermen, and other stakeholders from around the world to
report on creative approaches to solving fishery bycatch issues.
Keynotes, invited talks, and oral and poster contributions will be
presented on new technologies, advancements toward full accounting of
fishing mortality into harvest control rules, approaches to
industry-derived solutions, incentive programs, new regulatory
solutions, and studies on social and economic implications related to
bycatch issues.

Early registration deadline: Sunday, 13 April 2014.

For further information about the program and online registration,
please go to:
http://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2014/wakefie....

For questions, contact
Sue Keller
Email: sue.keller@alaska.edu

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2. Call for Program Content and Registration
Arctic Biodiversity Congress
CAFF Working Group of the Arctic Council
2-4 December 2014
Trondheim, Norway

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the
Arctic Council announces a first call for program content for the Arctic
Biodiversity Congress and open registration. The Congress will convene
2-4 December 2014 in Trondheim, Norway.

The purpose of the Congress is to promote the conservation and
sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among
scientists, policy-makers, government officials, indigenous people,
industry, and civil society. The CAFF Working Group seeks individuals
and organizations to provide presentations, organize sessions, and
submit posters that will encourage dialogue among these groups during
the Congress. The Congress is also a key response to the recently
released Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.

Themes for the Congress include:

- Climate change: Arctic biodiversity, resilience and adaptation;
- Mainstreaming biodiversity: linking Arctic ecosystems to society; and
- Understanding cumulative effects and managing impacts on biodiversity.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

For further information and to submit program content proposals, please
go to: http://www.arcticbiodiversity.is/get-involved.

For further information about the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, please
go to: http://www.arcticbiodiversity.is/.

For questions, contact the CAFF Working Group (caff@caff.is).

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3. Abstract Deadline Extended
Workshop on Biomass Burning and Effects of
Ammonium and Ozone Deposition
1-3 October 2014
St. Petersburg, Russia

Organizers of a workshop on biomass burning and effects of ammonium and
ozone deposition announce an extended deadline for abstract submissions.
The workshop will convene 1-3 October 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2014.

The workshop, which is co-funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers,
will address topics related to the high air concentrations of ammonium
detected during the spring and summer of 2006 at low and high altitude
sites in Sweden, Finland, and Norway. These events coincided with
polluted air from biomass burning in eastern Europe, which passed over
central and northern Fennoscandia. Unusually high values for through
fall deposition of ammonium were detected at one low altitude site and
several high altitude sites in northern Sweden. The ammonia dry
deposition, in combination with high ozone concentrations, may have
contributed to unusual visible injuries on the tree vegetation in
northern Fennoscandia that occurred during spring and summer 2006.

Workshop organizers encourage students and scientists to submit
abstracts within the following topics:

- Emissions from biomass burning,
- Pollution transport to the Arctic,
- Nitrogen and ozone deposition in the Arctic,
- Vegetation injuries, and
- Remote sensing based monitoring.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2014.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words, and written in the English
language, must be submitted via email (lrh@met.no).

Travel support of up to 500 Euro is available for Russian and Nordic
students and scientists. Notification of abstract acceptance and travel
support will be given within the end of May.

For information about the venue for this meeting, please go to:
https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/st-petersburg/soko....

For relevant background information, go to:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii....

For questions, contact:
Lars Hole
Email: lrh@met.no

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