First Announcement and Call for Papers
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become powerful tools in fishery sciences in recent years. There have been various local GIS workshops and meetings on different topics in fishery sciences such as, fisheries oceanography, aquaculture, inland fisheries, fisheries management, spatial analyses etc. However, sharing experiences with these development and applications in fishery sciences at a world-wide level have been limited. For this reason, the first international GIS Symposium in fishery sciences will be held during March 2-4, 1999 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The main organizer is the Fishery GIS Research Group. The Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, Washington, USA will voluntarily assist in organizing the Symposium.
The primary objectives of this symposium are to (a) highlight developments and applications of GIS in fishery sciences, (b) exchange ideas and information, and (c) further improvement for techniques and applications of GIS in fishery sciences.
The symposium tentatively covers GIS applications on the following subjects: (a) Fisheries oceanography, (b) Fisheries management, (c) Inland fisheries, (d) Geostatistics, (e) Aquaculture, (f) Spatial data analyses, (g) Survey data analyses, (h) Remote sensing, (i) Global positioning system (GPS), (j) Software/hardware development, and (k) any others relevant subjects. The emphasis on these subjects may change depending upon the interests of participants.
Participation of a broad audience representing GIS applications in fisheries sciences are encouraged, i.e., scientists, students, computer experts (developers), managers, administrators, and educators.
Besides oral presentation of the papers, there will be poster sessions and PC demonstrations of GIS software/applications. Details on abstract and methods for presentations will be given in the final announcement to be distributed on November 1, 1998. The proposed venue for this symposium is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium at Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington, USA or a hotel conference facility.
About US $100-150 (half price for students), depending on number of participants and administrative expenses.
[April 15, 1998] First announcement and call for papers.
[April 15, 1998 - October 15, 1998] Period of registration.
[November 1, 1998 ] Final announcement for the participants (Information on abstract,
presentation and registration fees will be provided for participants).
[November 15, 1998 - December 15, 1998] Period to send abstracts and registration fees.
[March 2-4, 1999] Symposium.
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER and MODERATORS)
A key note speaker and moderators for each session (subject) will be determined later.
Papers will be published in a Proceedings of the Symposium.
Send the following information by E-mail (preferable) to the convener (*) during April 15 - October 15, 1998.
(a) Full name (first, middle and last: last name in capital letter), (b) name of the organization, (c) post or position, (d) mailing address, (e) E-mail address, (f) telephone and FAX number including country code, (g) (tentative) title of your paper (with names of co-authors, if any), (h) subject of the paper: select one from category specified in (SUBJECTS), (h) name of the presenter, and (h) method of presentation (oral, poster, or software/hardware demonstration).
Fishery GIS Research Group
C/o Environmental Simulation Laboratory 2F, Noble Build., 2-4-1 Arajuku, Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan 350-1124 E-mail: email@example.com FAX:81(Japan)-492-41-2442, Tel:81(Japan)-492-42-9262 URL: http://www.esl.co.jp
National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries 5-7-1 Orido, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan 424-8633 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX:81(Japan)-543-35-9642, Tel:81(Japan)-543-36-6043
(SYMPOSIUM STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98115-0070, USA. E-mail: Loh-Lee.Low@noaa.gov FAX:1(USA)-206-526-6723, Tel:1(USA)-206-526-4190
Office of Science and Technology National Marine Fisheries Service 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA E-mail:Allen.Shimada@noaa.gov FAX:1(USA)-301-713-1875, Tel: 1(USA)-301-713-2363
Department of Geography, Canterbury Christ Church College, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, UK E-mail:email@example.com FAX:44(UK)-1227-767531, Tel:44(UK)-1227-767700 (Ext. 2327)
William L. Fisher
Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 404 Life Sciences West, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org FAX:1(USA)-405-744-5006, Tel:1(USA)-405-744-6342
Other voluntary committee members are welcome. Please contact the convener (* ).
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM)
Meryl J. Williams (Director General)
MCPO Box 2631, 0718 Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
The Fishery GIS Research Group plans to organize this type of Symposium irregularly (every 2-4 years) in different cities in the world.