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<ul><li><p>Sept. 1419 2005, Belgrade,Yugoslavia</p><p>International Conference on Envi-ronmental (Geoecological) Problemsin Karst organized by the IAH Na-tional Committee of Serbia andMontenegro. Contact: Igor Jemcov.E-mail: jemcov@eunet.yuURL:</p><p>Sept. 2429 2005, Erlangen, Germany</p><p>International Conference on SystemEarth Biosphere Couplingfocuses on new results of integratedgeobiology-research in the disciplinesof Geo- and Biochemistry, Paleon-tology, Sedimentology, Mineralogy,and Geophysics. Contact: Prof. Dr.Andre Freiwald, Institute ofPaleontology, Loewenichstr. 28,D91054 Erlangen, Germany.Tel: +49 (0)9131 85 26957E-mail:GV-DGG-2005@pal.uni-erlangen.deURL:</p><p>Oct. 37 2005, Bordeaux, France</p><p>Consoil. Contact: Forschungszen-trum Karlsruhe GmbH, Mrs. BMathes, UMWELT, P.O. Box 3640,D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany.URL:</p><p>Oct. 48 2005, Alicante, Spain</p><p>International Workshop From datagathering and groundwater modelingto integrated management orga-nized by the Spanish NationalCommittee of the IAH. Contact:Margarida ValverdeE-mail:</p><p>URL:</p><p>Oct. 1719 2005, Kyoto, Japan</p><p>Lead &amp; Zinc 05 InternationalSymposium on Lead &amp; Zinc Pro-cessing provides an internationalforum for the lead and zinc process-ing industries. Contact: Eiji Okada,The Mining and Materials Process-ing Institute of Japan (MMIJ), 9-6-41 Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo107-0052, Japan.Fax: +81-3-3403-1776E-mail: lead-zinc2005@mmij.or.jpURL:</p><p>Oct. 2328 2005, Shanghai, P.R. China</p><p>7th International Symposium onLand Subsidence (SISOLS 2005)provides a forum to scientists todiscuss problems related to landsubsidence, to present technologicalinnovations and achievements, andto exchange ideas, information andresults. Contact: Center for LandSubsidence of the China GeologicalSurvey, Symposium Secretariat,Mr. Gong Shi-Liang, SISOLS 2005,930 Lingshi Road, 200072 Shanghai,P.R. China.Tel: +86-21-56061423E-mail:</p><p>Oct. 30Nov. 2 2005, Bremerhaven,Germany</p><p>2nd International Alfred WegenerSymposium. Themes include: Mete-orology; Glaciology; Geosciences(geology, geophysics, (plate)-tecton-ics, palaeontology); Geothemes in thefuture; and History of science.Contact: Meeting Secretariat, AlfredWegener Institute for Polar andMarine Research, Am Handelshafen12, 27570 Bremerhaven, Germany.</p><p></p><p>Nov. 611 2005, Mendoza, Argentina</p><p>International Gondwana 12Conference, a joint venture betweenArgentina, Brazil and Chile focuseson Gondwana supercontinent, theprocesses at work in the past, theirsignicance to present problems, andthe search for important naturalresources.URL:</p><p>Nov. 911 2005, Singapore</p><p>Enviro Asia 2005 exhibition of thelatest technologies, solutions, sys-tems, equipment and services in allelds of environment managementand technology comprising watertreatment, waste management, airpollution control, clean energy,cleaning management and pest con-trol is organized by Waste Manage-ment and Recycling Association ofSingapore (WMRAS). Contact:Steven TanE-mail:</p><p>Nov. 28Dec. 2 2005, Miami, FL, U.S.A.</p><p>Third International Symposium onDeep-Sea Corals deals withunderstanding the ecosystem role,function, and value of deep-seacorals and associated fauna. Contact:Robert Brock, NOAA Fisheries.E-mail: Robert.Brock@noaa.govURL:</p><p>EVENTS</p><p>New</p><p>Environ Geol (2005) 48: 280284DOI 10.1007/s00254-005-1308-0</p></li><li><p>Dec. 610 2005, Belgrade,Serbia and Montenegro</p><p>6th European Meeting on Environ-mental Geochemistry (EMEC6) ishosted by the Serbian ChemicalSociety and the University of Bel-grade on behalf of the EuropeanAssociation of Chemistry and Envi-ronment, and will foster the devel-opment of innovative researchthemes through a multidisciplinaryapproach to the chemistry of theenvironment. Topics include: Sus-tainable development; Life cycleassessment; Risk assessment; Greenchemistry; Soil contamination, de-pollution technologies; Ecotoxicolo-gy; Water treatment, reuse;Biodegradation of toxic compounds;Industrial clean technologies; Wastevalorization; Atmospheric chemistry,Air pollution, Modeling of pollutantsdiusion; Marine chemistry andMarine pollution; Analytical meth-ods for Environmental Science; andSoil - freshwater - atmospheric sys-tems. Contact: Serbian ChemicalSociety (for EMEC6), Karnegijeva4/III, P.O. Box 35-08, 11120Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.Tel/fax: +381-11-3370467E-mail:</p><p>Dec. 59 2005, Dunedin, New Zealand</p><p>International Symposium on Sea Icefocuses on an interdisciplinary dis-cussion of the geophysics of sea iceand its interactions with the ocean,atmosphere and biosphere. The seaice of the Arctic and Antarctic Seasexerts a major impact on the regionaloceans and atmosphere, concomi-tantly aecting global climate andmodifying the global oceans. It alsostrongly inuences the ecology of thepolar oceans. Contact: InternationalGlaciological Society, Scott PolarResearch Institute, Lenseld Road,Cambridge CB2 1ER, U.K.</p><p>Fax: +44(0)1223-354-931E-mail: igsoc@igsoc.orgURL:</p><p>Dec. 1720 2005, Cairo, Egypt</p><p>13th International Conference of theGeological Society of Africa onGeology and Development tries topromote the understanding andpractice of geoscience in Africa andits application to social and eco-nomic development and the envi-ronment, including the responsibledevelopment of mineral, energy andgroundwater resources. Topics in-clude: Remote sensing and spacesciences; GIS &amp; environmentalstudies; Groundwater research; Oiland gas research; Mineral resources&amp; research; Structures / tectonics;Stratigraphy / sedimentology;Geophysical studies; Mathematicalgeology; Geo-archeology &amp; geo-tourism; Medical geology; andAgro-geology. Field excursions andshort courses are planned. Contact:Dr. Mamdouh M. Abdeen, 23, Jo-seph Bruz Tito St. El-Nozha El-Ge-dida, Cairo, Egypt. (P.O. Box: 1564Alf Maskan).E-mail: mmabdeen@narss.sci.egTel: +2-02-6225835/ 92</p><p>2006, Abuja, Nigeria</p><p>8th International Symposium onEnvironmental Geotechnology andGlobal Sustainable Developmentorganized within the InternationalSociety for Environmental Geotech-nology (Charlotte U.S.A.) conferenceseries. Contact: Dr. Victor FodekeE-mail:</p><p>Jan. 46 2006, Dindigul, Tamilnadu,India</p><p>IGC 2006: International Groundwa-ter Conference organized byP.S.N.A. College of Engineering &amp;</p><p>Technology, at KothandaramanNagar. Contact: Dr. K. Thyagarajah.E-mail:</p><p>Jan. 1318 2006, Borneo</p><p>International Conference on Deltas:Depositional Systems and Strati-graphic Development organizedby International GeoscienceProgramme (IGCP) and theUniversity Brunei Darussalam,Brunei. Joint meeting of 3rd AnnualMeeting of IGCP-475 Deltas in theMonsoon Asia-Pacic Region (Del-taMAP) and 2nd Meeting of CCOPDelSEA project. Contact: YoshikiSaito,E-mail: yoshiki.saito@aist.go.jpURL:</p><p>Feb. 2024 2006,Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.</p><p>2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting orga-nized by the American GeophysicsUnion. Suggested themes: Biodiver-sity and biocomplexity; Ocean sci-ence education of the future;Observing systems and technology;Natural hazards in the coastal mar-ine environment; Oceans and humanhealth; Mesopelagic and deep sea;Oceans role in climate; and Oceanphysics. Contact: AGU MeetingsDept., 2000 Florida Avenue, NW,Washington, DC 20009 U.S.A.Tel: +1-202-777-7332E-mail: meetinginfo@agu.orgURL:</p><p>Apr. 37 2006,Mendoza, Argentina</p><p>Backbone of the Americas Patagonia to Alaska organized byAsociacion Geologica Argentina andthe Geological Society of America.Backbone of the Americas will focuson three principal themes related to</p><p>New</p><p>New</p><p>New</p><p>NewNew</p><p>281</p></li><li><p>common tectonic problems in Northand South America: Ocean ridge-trench collision; Shallow subductionsystems; and Uplift of high plateausand mountain ranges. Contact:Co-chairs, Suzanne M. or contact:Victor RamosE-mail: andes@gl.fcen.uba.arURL:</p><p>Apr. 2428 2006, Malaga, Spain</p><p>Aqua in Med International Con-gress on Groundwater in Mediterra-nean Countries organized by theSpanish Geological Survey andothers, and Workshop of AIHCommission on Climate Change andGroundwater will focus on ground-water and wetlands; karstic aquifers;detritic aquifers; articial recharge ofaquifers; mathematical simulationmodels; water extraction technology;legal, socioeconomic and adminis-trative aspects; water managementand joint; use of surface and groundwaters.E-mail: aquainmed@igme.esURL:</p><p>May 2124 2006, Baton Rouge,LA, U.S.A.</p><p>International Conference Chal-lenges in Coastal Hydrology andWater Quality and AIH 25thAnniversary Meeting focuses oninterdisciplinary research, education,management, and policy makingrelated to complex environmentalsystems in coastal regions. Centraltheme of the plenary opening session:The Mississippi and coastal Louisi-ana. Other topics include: Hydro-logic and coastal processes;Hydrological pathway from terres-trial to coastal ecosystems; Largeriver engineering and management;Fluvial processes and sedimentation;</p><p>Flood control and disaster assess-ment; Surface and ground waterinteraction in coastal regions; Freshwater resources and saltwater intru-sion; Eutrophication and hypoxia incoastal waters; Coastal erosion;Coastal wetlands and oodplains;Coastal wetland restoration; GISapplications in coastal hydrologystudies; Extreme weathers; Socio-economic impacts of extreme weath-ers; Potential global change eects oncoastal water resources; and Coastalwater quality and TMDLs. Fieldtrips and courses are planned. Con-tact: Vijay P. Singh, Dept. of Civiland Environmental Engineering,Louisiana State U., U.S.A.Tel: 1-225-578-6697Fax: +1-225-578-8529E-mail:</p><p>May 2125 2006, Oslo, Norway</p><p>5th International Conference onContaminants in Freezing Ground2006 organized by the NorwegianGeotechnical Institute, Centre forSoil and Environmental Researchand the Geological Society of Nor-way focuses on new science andtechnology for responsible manage-ment, remediation, and prevention ofcontamination of soil and ground-water in regions with seasonal frostand permafrost. A workshop onground contaminations at airports incold climate is planned. Topicsdescribing contaminated permafrostand seasonal frost site and soil issuesinclude: Arctic, Antarctic, subpolar,and alpine sites; Fundamental prop-erties of contaminated cold climatesoils (physical, chemical and biolog-ical); Cold adapted microorganismsand degradation at low temperatures;Biodegradation and bioremediation;Remote sensing in monitoring andremediation; Contaminated sitecharacterization and risk assessment;Contaminants at airports in coldclimate, at oil and gas facilities and atmines, landlls and impoundments;Contaminant migration and ecologi-</p><p>cal monitoring and assessment;Strategies for contaminated sitemanagement technology andremediation procedure; and Interna-tional Polar Year. Abstract deadline:Nov. 15 2005. Contact: MarianneBliksas, Geological Society ofNorway, c/o NGU, N-7491Trondheim, Norway.E-mail: Marianne@geologi.noTel: +47-739-04468,Fax: +47-739-21620URL:</p><p>June 2024 2006, Mexico City, Mexico</p><p>As 2006 Natural Arsenic inGroundwaters of Latin America Occurrence, Health Impact, Reme-diation, Management sponsored byInstituto Costarricense de Electrici-dad, Universidad Nacional Autono-ma de Mexico, Royal Institute ofTechnology. Topics will include ar-senic in the food chain; environmen-tal health eects and risk assessment;and arsenic occurrences in sedimen-tary and hard-rock aquifers, amongothers. The regional focus of atten-tion is dedicated to Latin America;however, contributions are encour-aged from all researchers working onarsenic. Contact: J. Bundschuh.Fax: +11-46-8-411-0775E-mail:jochenbundschuh@yahoo.comURL:</p><p>July 27 2006,Melbourne Australia</p><p>Australian Earth SciencesConvention 2006 and 18th Austra-lian Geological Convention and 18thInternational Geophysical Confer-ence and Exhibition jointly organizedby the Australian Society ofExploration Geophysicists and Geo-logical Society of Australia. Mainthemes include: Mineral resources</p><p>New</p><p>282</p></li><li><p>geoscience; Energy resources geosci-ence; Environmental and engineeringgeoscience; Geodynamics of Earthsevolution; Resourcing geoscience;and Innovation in geoscience. Dead-line for abstracts: Dec. 15 2005.Workshops are planned. Contact:The Meeting Planners, 9197Islington St., Collingwood, Victoria,Australia, 3066Tel:</p><p>July 915, 2006, Philadelphia,PA, U.S.A.</p><p>18th World Congress of Soil Science.Themes include: Soils in space andtime; Soil properties and processes;Soil use and management; and theRole of soils in sustaining society andthe environment. Working groupsfocus on: Acid sulfate soils; Cryosols;Land degradation and desertica-tion; World reference base for soilresources; Forest soils; and Urbansoils. Deadline for abstracts: Sept.15, 2005. Contact: 18th WorldCongress of Soil Science c/o SoilScience Society of America, 677 S.Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711,U.S.A.Tel: +1-608-273-8080Fax: +1-608-273-2021URL:</p><p>Aug. 27Sept.1 2006, Prague,Czech Republic</p><p>17th International Mass Spectrome-try Conference will focus on all as-pects of applied and fundamentalmass spectrometry and related disci-plines. Workshops are planned.Contact: 17th IMSC ConferenceSecretariat, Institute of Microbiol-ogy, Videnska 1083, CZ-142 20</p><p>Prague 4, Czech Republic.Tel: +42(0)241-062-645Fax: +42(0)241-062-749E-mail:</p><p>Aug. 27Sept. 1 2006, Melbourne,Australia</p><p>16th V.M. Goldschmidt Conference.Contact: Conference Managers,G.P.O. Box 128, Sydney NSW 2001,Australia.Tel: +61(0)</p><p>Sept. 610 2006,Nottingham, U.K.</p><p>The 10th International Congress ofthe IAEG Engineering geology fortomorrows cities hosted by theEngineering Group of the GeologicalSociety of London. The IAEG2006Congress will debate the engineeringgeological issues raised by the devel-opment of the urban environment,the impact of environmental changeon engineering construction, andpractical solutions for the future.Technical sessions include: Thegeology of cities; Legacy of the past;Climate change; Megacities; Plan-ning and geohazards; Urban siteinvestigation; Dereliction, pollutionand contaminated land; Environ-mental urban geotechnics; Substruc-tures and underground space;Geodata for the urban environment;Infrastructure for the city and its re-gion; Resources for t...</p></li></ul>