Chapman Conference on
The Role of Diatom Production and
Si Flux and Burial in the Regulation of Global Cycles

Paroikia, Paros, Greece

22-26 September 2003

Program Committee
Conference Objective
Format and Schedule
Abstract Submission Information
Travel Support
Registration and Information Register by 22 August
Meeting Location and Hotel Information Make Hotel Reservations by 30 July

Questions related to the scientific program should be addressed to one of the conference conveners.

Alan E. S. Kemp, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom; E-mail:
Richard C. Dugdale, Romberg Tiburon Centers, San Francisco State University, 3152 Paradise Drive Tiburon, CA 95920?0855, USA; E-mail:

Program Committee

Invited Speakers for the Conference

The following individuals have agreed to particpate in the Conference. This list will be updated as others sign on.

Current as of May 12, 2003

Conference Objective

The major objective of this conference is to review and improve our knowledge of the production, export, preservation and burial of Si in the marine system. The meeting is aimed at bringing together the diverse and sometimes non-interconscious scientific communities (i.e. unaware of each others research) involved in this interdisciplinary theme including chemical oceanographers, biological oceanographers and ecologists, diatom taxonomists, micropaleontologists and paleoceanographers. A preliminary discussion amongst the program committee produced the following questions which define the goals of the conference. These serve as session themes to focus the conference on a broad but tractable set of issues related to diatom production and Si flux and burial in the regulation of global cycles:

Format and Schedule

There will be five days of scientific sessions. Oral sessions will occur from 0830 to 1300 hours. Poster displays will be available during coffee breaks each day, with active poster sessions between 1630 - 1730 hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Plenary sessions with summaries by rapporteurs are planned in the evenings from 1900 to 2000 hours. There will also be time for smaller breakout meetings for group discussions. We expect that the conference will be 50% oral presentations, 20% posters, and will allow 30% for discussion.

Abstract Submission Information:
    Abstract submission is now closed. The meeting program will be posted here.

If you have questions, please contact Marlie Town at: E-mail:; Phone: +1-202-777-7331

You can also e-mail and ask to be placed on an electronic mailing list.

Travel Support:
    Application Deadline has passed.

The application made to the U.S. agency for funding this conference was denied due to budgetary contraints. AGU will provide travel support for a few graduate students to attend the conference. We will continue to look for funding opportunities to support needy scientist and will update this section should funds become available.

Those requiring funding should still send a completed application to the AGU Meetings Department by 01 June 2003. The conveners and AGU staff will evaluate all travel applications. Individuals will be notified of funding decisions by 01 August 2003.

Registration and Information
    Application Deadline is 22 August 2003

The registration fee for this conference is $300 for regular participants and $160 for student participants. Submit the online form to register for this meeting by 22 August 2003.

The early registration deadline is 22 August 2003. After 22 August 2003 and until 10 September a late fee of $40 will be added to each registration category. No registration will be allowed after 10 September.

The conference registration fees are $300 for regular and $160 for students. The registration fees include admission to the conference sessions, lunches for 4 days, a conference banquet with entertainment, and daily a.m. and p.m. refreshment breaks.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing at AGU Headquarters. Please send such correspondence to Marlie Town at AGU by fax at +1 (202) 328-0566, or by e-mail at A $30 processing fee will be deducted from the amount paid. Refunds cannot be requested after 05 September 2003 because of the commitments made to the conference venue.

Meeting Location and Hotel Information

    DEADLINE: 30 July 2003!!!!

The conference will take place at the Pandrossos Hotel which is located in the main town of Paroikia (Paros, Greece). Hotel rooms at the Pandrossos and nearby hotels have been secured at about $65 single and $71 double. Information on the Hotel can be found at

1. Those requiring a room in Athens.
Some of you will require a stay over in Athens. Haritou Travel Group (HTG) is providing conference assistance for the Chapman Conference and is happy to assist you in booking your accommodations. Rooms have been reserved at the STANLEY Hotel for those arriving a few days early for the Conference. The STANLEY is a Category A hotel and the rate is 85 Euros per room per day.

2. Transfers and Boat Tickets from Athens to Paros.
HTG can also provide land arrangements from Athens to Paros. The rates and travel time are stated below. The approximate rates are 50 Euros for taxi for 1 to 4 persons for the airport in Athens to the STANLEY Hotel. The rate is about 24 Eruos from the Hotel in Athens to the Port Pireas.

Boat tickets for those traveling by ferries to Paros can also be purchased at the following rates.

High Speed
New built Ferries
Normal Ferries 
34,10 Euros
20,70 Euros
17,30 Euros
36,00 Euros
21,60 Euros
19,00 Euros
 Trip Duration
2hours 45 min
4 hours
5hours 30 min.

3. Hotel while in Paros and at the Conference. A hotel reservation can be made by sending an e-mail to or by entering the Pandrossos website at and completing the on-line reservation form. Individuals must identify themselves as particpants in the AGU Chapman Conference.

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