August 17, 2012
State of Central California MPAs: the First 5 Years
Hosted by the MPA Monitoring Enterprise, California Department of Fish and Game, and California Fish and Game Commission, a symposium of stakeholders, policy makers, and resource managers will be held from Wednesday, February 27 to Friday, March 1, 2013 in Monterey, CA. The purpose will be to discuss the first five years of MPA management and monitoring. Cost is only $60 and registration is open until Nov. 27, 2012.
Abstracts from potential presenters are currently being solicited.
See here for information and registration.
Posted by Dida at 2:40 PM
October 22, 2010
Symposium: New Perspectives on MPA Performance
Posted as a courtesy only. Please do not contact about this event-Dida
For those of you interested in the social and ecological dimensions of marine conservation, a reminder to please join us, free, November 5 at the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Symposium (plus "MPA bazaar"!).
Note that there will be a live webcast, so it is easy to participate without traveling to Washington, DC.
Past symposia have been really exciting and informative for both the scientists and conservation practitioners that participate. This year will be no exception, with a great line up of speakers and discussions, as well as clear plans for products and follow ups. If you have questions, please email Ms. Niloofar Ganjian.
I hope to see you there, and please forward to others who may be interested (and apologies in advance for cross posting).
Helen E. Fox, Ph.D.Senior Marine Scientist | Conservation Science Program | World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street NW | Washington, DC 20037 USA | | www.worldwildlife.org/science +1.202.495.4793 (w) | +1.202.640.3070 (bb) | +1.202.293.9211 (fax)
Posted by Dida at 9:34 AM
December 19, 2008
Diving for Science 2009- AAUS
Please consider our invitation to participate in the upcoming 28th Annual Symposium of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences hosted by the Georgia Aquarium on March 13th - 14th, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Researchers, Diving Safety Officers, Students and Technicians are invited to contribute and present their work involving the use of diving technologies or involving diving medicine, physiology, theory, techniques, training, standards, or developing technologies. Presentations from all areas of underwater science are welcome. As is the custom for AAUS, full papers are required for all presentations. These will be published in the ISBN-indexed proceedings of the meeting. It is expected that some papers will be brief (minimum 2000 words) and may focus on the diving methods of central interest to the Academy to avoid compromising the ability to publish research data in peer-reviewed journals.
The new and final deadline for abstract submission (150-250 words) is January 15th, 2009 and can be submitted via email to email@example.com. Notification of acceptance of abstract will be returned on or before January 22nd, 2009. Visit http://www.aaus.org or contact Neal Pollock (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Please feel free to forward to all interested parties and thank you for your help in making this a successful meeting.
Diving Safety Officer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
President-Elect, American Academy of Underwater Sciences
Posted by Dida at 9:14 AM
October 15, 2007
27th Annual Symposium of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences : Call for Papers
Diving for Science 2008- Christian McDonald
Please accept my invitation to participate in the upcoming 27th Annual Symposium of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego from March 14th - 15th, 2008.
Researchers, Diving Safety Officers, Students and Technicians are invited to contribute and present their work involving the use of diving technologies involving diving medicine, physiology, theory, techniques, training, standards, or developing technologies. Presentations from all areas of underwater science are welcome.
The deadline for abstract submission is December 1st, 2007 and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts may be submitted online by logging onto the AAUS website and navigating to the Bulletin Board. You will find a link for both "Poster Session" and "Full Presentation" abstract submissions. Simply click your choice, add a topic detailing requested information and attach your abstract.
Notification of acceptance of abstract will be received on or before January 1st, 2008. Formatting requirements for full submissions in Word (.doc) or text (.txt) format will be provided with acceptance notification. Full submissions must be uploaded online on or before February 1st, 2008.
Please feel free to forward to all interested parties.
For more information please contact:
Ph. - 858-534-2002
Email - cmcdonald @ ucsd.edu
Posted by Dida at 12:20 PM
June 16, 2007
2007 Great Annual Fish Count
The "Great Annual Fish Count" (GAFC) is upon us. This a great way to learn your local fish, if you don't already. Now in its 16th year, GAFC is coordinated by a dedicated group of Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) staff members and committed volunteers. Training in both fish ID and methodology is provided free of charge to all interested divers participating in this event.
Their mission statement is: . . . to educate; raise awareness about fish populations and the marine environment; generate information regarding trends in fish populations; and encourage the participation and involvement of divers and snorkelers in ongoing fish monitoring.
The schedule for California events can be viewed here.
For a preview of what you might learn, check out their excellent on-line fish quizzes.
Posted by Dida at 11:14 AM
April 22, 2006
Today's the Day! April 22: Dive In To Earth Day!
Here's another chance to get involved in local ocean conservation efforts. Organized by the the Coral Reef Alliance, headquartered in San Francisco, the weeklong call to activism doesn't require that you be a scuba diver to participate:
Any marine-related conservation activity will do, whether it's cleaning trash from a beach, installing a mooring buoy, or doing a presentation for your local club or school. Other examples include underwater clean-ups, fish and coral surveys, children's snorkeling trips, or just diving. As long as it helps the aquatic environment and takes place during the April Earth Day celebrations, it's a Dive In activity! Many of the Dive In activities focus on coral reefs, of which 32% may die in the next 30 years if destruction continues at the current rate.
More info here.
November 30, 2005
AAUS Student Scholarship Raffle
From the American Academy of Underwater Scientists:
The time is getting short. The drawing for the AAUS Student Scholarship Raffle is only a little more then 2 weeks away. We are only at about 1/2 of our ticket sales goal. Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket in support of the AAUS Student Scholarship Fund. This is the essence of AAUS. This raffle helps to support the education of the future underwater scientists. On top of that the VR3 Dive Computer being raffled is a state of the art dive computer. This is the season for gift giving if you already have a great computer then this would make an outstanding gift! Please help out your organization by going online and purchasing a ticket.
Purchase your tickets here.
Posted by Dida at 12:33 PM
July 13, 2005
July 16 Great Annual Fish Count Event at Santa Cruz Island in SoCal
Carl Gwinn, a contributer to this site, and Paul Weakliem have organized a GAFC event to take place at Santa Cruz Island (off Southern California) July 16. GAFC participants can also receive a $10 discount on Peace open boat trips in July (alas, midweek only--maybe it's time to use some sick days?)
Posted by Dida at 10:28 AM
July 12, 2005
Great Annual Fish Count Events for Monterey and Carmel Bays
Here's the scoop on upcoming Great Annual Fish Count events in my part of the world, including one survey led by me (July 16). If you plan to attend any of these events, contact the person(s) listed. Note that these events are FREE!
Basic Fish ID Seminar and Dives, Saturday June 25, 3pm, ID Seminar at Monterey Bay Aquarium, led by Gil Falcone (meet near Will-Call, to right of main entrance). Fish Count Dives the same day: 9:30 am, Coral Street; 8:00pm, Breakwater Night Dive.If planning to attend, e-mail John Wolfe , or call him at 510-540-0422.
Group Fish Count Dive & BBQ, Saturday July 9, offered by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley Location: Lovers Point meet at 7:30am (local ordinance requires out of water by 11:30am) BBQ at noon. Lovers Point Park. If planning to attend, e-mail Kari
or email Beth.
Advanced Fish ID Seminar, Saturday July 9, NOAA Conference Room, 299 Foam Street, Monterey:
4:00pm "Juvenile Rockfish Identification" by Tom Laidig
5:30pm "The Less Usual Suspects" by Kawika Chetron and Clinton Bauder
Limited seating available.
If planning to attend, e-mail John Wolfe, or call him at 510-540-0422.
Disclaimer: Fishwatch leaders will be available to answer questions about fish ID and REEF fish count methods, but will not act as safety divemasters or instructors. Divers remain solely responsible for their own safety, and participate at their own risk.
Posted by Dida at 1:01 PM