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Subject: Electronic conference on biodiversity research needs
From: "Mark J. Costello" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 28 Apr 1998 22:40:37 +0000

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Dear subscribers,

The Electronic Conference on Biodiversity and Research starts on next Monday
4th MAY !!!

The main goal of the Electronic Conference is to foster an open and active
on the various fields in which all their representatives take part in.

Participants will be able to send their opinions, and to comment on the
contributions, to reply and counter-reply.

The Electronic Conference is open to everybody; opinions, comments, questions 
and worries concerning biodiversity are welcomed from various sectors.

To participate in the Electronic Conference the following means are available:
a Mail List (list server) and a World Wide Web Site.

Participants wil be able to take part in the Electronic Conference 
either by subscribing to the mail list, or by visiting the Web site and making 
contributions to the Discussion Forum.

The web page is being updated throughout this week with new contents.

Discussion forum pages, will be set this next week.

Below, we enclose the progamme of the Electronic Conference:


The ECRB will have two main documents as a background:

-The Report "Understanding Biodiversity", EWGRB, 1997.

-The newly presented European Community Biodiversity Strategy.

The Electronic Conference will run from 4th May to 14th June, 1998.

Six members of the European Working Group on Research and Biodiversity 
will chair the Conference one day of the week each, throughout six weeks 
being responsible for one of the following policy areas:

Day of week: Monday
Chair: Dr. Allan D. Watt.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Edinburgh Scotland. UK

-Fisheries and Forestry-
Day of week: Tuesday

Chair (forestry): Dr. Tor-Björn Larsson 
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Stockholm SWEDEN

Chair (fisheries): Dr. Mark Costello.
Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve), Dublin IRELAND

-Conservation of Natural Resources-
Day of week: Wednesday
Chair: Dr. Andreas Troumbis
University of the Aegean, Lesbos Island, Mytilini GREECE

-Tourism and Hunting-
Day of week: Thursday
Chair: Dr. Linus Svensson. 
Lund University, Lund SWEDEN

-Regional and Spatial Planning. Energy and Transport- 
Day of week: Friday
Chair: Mr. Peter Nowicki
European Center for Nature Conservation. Tilburg NETHERLANDS

Every day the Chair will introduce one guest, an outstanding representative 
of the sector which will make a contribution falling into the respective
policy area. 
The contribution and comments made by the Chair will act as a start for

Comments and suggestions falling into any of the five fields are expected
every day.

The last week (8th June), final conclusions on each of the Policies Areas
will be 
presented by the respective Chair.

This Web site will remain open some weeks after the end of the E-conference.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information:

The Electronic Conference on Research and Biodiversity Secretariat
c/o Ministry of Environment
Autonomous Government of Catalonia
Diagonal, 523-525
E-08029, Barcelona

E-conference e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Dr Mark J. Costello,
Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe),
7 Glenmalure Park, Rialto,
Dublin 8, Ireland.
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel.  + 353-1- 490 32 37; 
Home office - 453 31 95;
Fax  + 353-1- 492 56 94;
Mobile 087 - 239 339 0.

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