Contact Information

AGU Meetings Department
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20009 USA
Phone: +1 202 462 6900
N. America: (800) 966-2481
Fax: +1-202-328-0566
E-mail:
(Subject: 2010 Meeting of the Americas)

Staff Contacts

Susanne Keeley
Meetings Manager
+1 202-777-7331
skeeley@agu.org

Shermonta L. Grant
Meetings Coordinator
+1 202-777-7329
sgrant@agu.org

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Social Events, Business Meetings & Field Trips

Social Events

Icebreaker

Sunday, 8 August
1800h–1930h
Outdoor Pool Area (Level 1)
Rafain Convention Center

Business Meetings and Receptions

Tuesday, 10 August
1900h–2000h
Internacional Foz Hotel

Technical Visits

Technical Visit to Itaipu DAM - I

When:
Monday, 9 August (0830h)
Tuesday, 10 August (1430h)
Wednesday, 11 August (0830h)
Thursday, 12 August (1430h)
Friday, 13 August (0830h)

Geology and Geotechnics. Visit to Itaipu Hydroeletric Power Plant with emphasis on the geological and geotechnical problems of the dam construction, dam monitoring and instrumentation. Estimated time: 4 hours. Maximum 45 participants for each visit.

Registration fee (each visit): $12.00 U.S. Dollars (including round-trip transportation).

Morning visits:
Departure: 0800h from downtown (exact location to be determined)
Arrival: 1230h at the Rafain Convention Center
Afternoon visits:
Departure: 1400h from Rafain Convention Center
Arrival: 1830h to downtown (exact location to be determined)

Technical Visit to Itaipu DAM – II

When:
Monday, 9 August (1430h)
Tuesday, 10 August (0830h)
Wednesday, 11 August (1430h)
Thursday, 12 August (0830h)
Friday, 13 August (1430h)

Hydrology. Visit to Itaipu Hydroeletric Power Plant with emphasis on the hydrological problems of the Paraná River, monitoring of river flow and management of flood control. Estimated time: 4 hours. Maximum 45 participants for each visit.

Registration fee (each visit): $12.00 U.S. Dollars (including round-trip transportation).

Morning visits:
Departure: 0800h from downtown (exact location to be determined)
Arrival: 1230h to Rafain Convention Center
Afternoon visits:
Departure: 1400h from Rafain Convention Center
Arrival: 1830h to downtown (exact location to be determined)

Field Trips

Paraná Magmatic Province Field Trip (CANCELLED)

When: Tuesday, 3 August – Saturday, 7 August; pre-meeting
Field Trip leaders: Leila Marques (USP), Antonio José Nardy (UNESP), and Breno Waichel (Unioeste)

The opening of the South Atlantic was preceded by voluminous magmatism in Brazil and Africa, giving rise to the Paraná-Etendeka Magmatic Province, one of the largest igneous provinces of the world. In Brazil, the volcanic rocks were erupted into a Paleozoic sedimentary basin (Paraná Basin) represented by flood basalts with minor intermediate and acid (rhyodacite/rhyolite) volcanics. The volcanism was also accompanied by significant intrusive magmatism, which gave rise to sills and three dyke swarms. In the field trip different volcanic rock-types will be observed, as well as several volcanic structures, such as lava lobes, pegmatoid segregations, pahoehoe lavas and peperites. The trip begins with the spectacular outcrops of the Florianópolis Dyke Swarm, belonging to the final stages of the magmatic activity. Then, several exposures of the lava piles will be visited, beginning with the first basaltic flows in contact with the aeolian sandstones of Botucatu Formation. We will then follow the sequence of lava flows upward in magnificent valleys where the entire pile of basaltic flows, and intertrap sandstones, can be recognized. The two types of acid volcanics, at the upper portions of the lava piles and representing the last stages of the volcanic activity, will also be examined. The trip will finish in Foz do Iguaçu City, which was built over basalts of Paraná Magmatic Province. Participants must arrive in Florianópolis on August 2nd. The field trip starts on August 3rd early in the morning. Interested participants can contact Leila Marques at leila@iag.usp.br. Preliminary cost estimate is U$ 1,000.00. The minimum number of participants is 15 and the maximum is 35.

Biogeosciences LBA Project, Manaus Field Trip

When: Wednesday, 4 August – Sunday, 8 August; pre-meeting
Where: Holiday Inn Manaus Hotel

Participants will visit LBA (Large Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon) experiment site and Manaus. Maximum: 24 participants. Schedule of events is as follows:

4 August (Wednesday): Participants arrive in Manaus, transfer to Hotel Holiday Inn Manaus Hotel. No activities scheduled for the evening.
5 August (Thursday): Transfer from Hotel to ZF2 (LBA field experiment site in the Amazon jungle); approximately 2 hours drive in 4x4 vehicles. Visit INPA reserve and LBA towers K34 and Km14 with meteorological instruments. Night spent at the ZF2 lodging.
6 August (Friday): Transfer in 4x4 vehicles from ZF2 to Ducke Park, another LBA site with Botanical Garden and tower, in Manaus. Lunch served in typical local restaurant (regional fish) (lunch not included in the field trip fee). Visit to INPA's Science Park (Bosque da Ciência) where peixes-boi, ariranhas and alligators can be seen. Attend a lecture about biodiversity presented by an INPA scientist. Departure to hotel.
7 August (Saturday): Open. Suggestion of boat tour to Amazon/Rio Negro "meeting of the waters" (not included in field trip fee).
8 August (Sunday): Departure from hotel to airport and trip to Iguassu Foz.

Complimentary meals: Daily breakfast at hotel and at INPA's ZF2 lodging; lunch and dinner at ZF2 on Thursday.

Recommendations: Yellow fever shot (vaccine); mosquito repellent; sunscreen; water bottle; Bathing suit and towel (for river swimming at ZF2); long-sleeve shirts; cap; and walking boots.

Prices: Total package price per person, including single room at the Hotel in Manaus: $780 U.S. Dollars. Package price includes: Transfer from and to Manaus airport; 3 nights (single room at Holiday Inn Manaus Hotel, including breakfast); visit TO ZF2 INPA, transportation, lodging, and meals on Thursday. Contact STTC Tourism for prices if double occupancy is desired. Fee does not include airfare and reservation from Manaus to Iguassu Falls). Additional cost for "meeting of the waters" boat trip: $50.00 U. S. Dollars

For further information about INPA, contact Erika Schloemp at schloemp@inpa.gov.br.

To reserve, contact STTC Tourism.

Impact Craters in Basalts Field Trip

When: Friday, 13 August – Saturday, 14 August; post-meeting
Field trip Leaders: Alvaro Crosta, David Baratoux and Ricardo Trindade
Fee: R$ 360,00 ($200 U.S. Dollars)

Basaltic impact craters are rare on Earth (although common in other solid planetary bodies). We will visit two impact craters: Vargeão and Vista Alegre, in Paraná and Santa Catarina states, with diameters of 13 and 9.5 km, respectively. This will provide a first-hand insight of the shock deformation features in basalt, especially for participants of the session "Impact Cratering on Solid Planets - Shocks on Basalt". The sites are only a few hours from Iguassu. Participants: minimum 22.