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2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Honolulu, Hawaii
11-15 February 2002

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Abstract Submissions
   AGU    ASLO   


American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), with over 3,800 members worldwide, has advanced the interest of aquatic scientists for more than 50 years, and continues to build on its tradition of providing an outstanding journal, meetings that transcend the traditional disciplinary boundaries, and activities that unify and foster the aquatic sciences.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an international scientific society of 39,000 members, more than thirty percent of whom come from outside the U.S.  As a society we are dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth and its environment in space and making results available to the public.

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Important 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting Dates

1 November 2001 - Deadline for receipt of the Postal/Express Mail Abstracts has passed.
8 November 2001 at 2100 UT (i.e., GMT or Z) - Deadline for receipt of the Electronic Abstract has passed.
15 November 2001 - Deadline for receipt of Student Travel Grant application has passed
11 January 2002 - Deadline for pre-registration and housing
11-15 February 2002 - 2002 Ocean Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Cooperating Societies

If you are a member of one of the following societies, you may register at the member rate:
. American Meteorological Society (AMS)
. American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
. Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU)
. Chinese Geophysical Society (CGS)
. European Geophysical Society (EGS)
. Geochemical Society (GS)
. Geological Association of Canada (GAC)

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii, offers arts, culture, and entertainment with an abundance of galleries, nightclubs, museums, a major zoo, an aquarium, Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and much more.

Honolulu is located on Oahu, an island of magnificent panoramas, ringed with white sand beaches, capped by towering volcanic peaks. Oahu is considered "the gathering place," with more hotels, restaurants, and major attractions than all of the other islands combined, and the "world's best beach," at Waikiki. No matter where you turn, there is a new vista to be discovered, or another attraction to enjoy.

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Social Activities

Opening Reception
Sunday, 10 February
5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
Hawaii Convention Center, Rooftop Garden

Plenary Session, Awards Program, and Reception
Monday, 11 February
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 316
Wolfgang H. Berger, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will present a plenary talk entitled "Productivity of the Ocean in a Warming World: Clues From the Past That Bear on the Future." Following his talk, there will be an awards program to present the following awards:
   Ewing Medal presentation to Joe Reid
   Ocean Sciences Award presentation to Tom Kinder
   Albatross Award presentation to Mike McCartney

Reception at Hawaii Maritime Center
Tuesday, 12 February
6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Hawaii Maritime Center, Pier 7

The Hawaii Maritime Museum, located at Pier 7 in Honolulu Harbor, features Hawaii's ocean legacy. The museum chronicles the ancient Hawaiians who navigated the Pacific some 1500 years before Europeans, the whaling era, the golden age of ocean liners, and today's ocean sports.

A variety of ethnic and cultural food will be provided to showcase the best of what Hawaii can offer. A cash bar will be available for beer, wine, and specialty drinks. The ticket fee of $25.00 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, entrance to the museum, and round-trip shuttle service between the convention center and the museum.

Shuttle buses will depart from the Kalakaua Avenue entrance of the convention center beginning at 5:45 P.M. Buses will depart from the Hawaii Maritime Museum beginning at 7:30 P.M. The last bus departs from the Maritime Museum at 8:45 P.M. Buses will make a stop at each of the meeting's official hotels.

$ 25.00 per person (ticketed event)

Section Events

Sverdrup Lecture
Tuesday, 12 February
5:30 P.M.-6:30 P.M.
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 316
Jorge Sarmiento, Princeton University, will present "The Ocean Carbon Cycle: How Well Do We Understand It?"

Ocean Sciences Luncheon
Wednesday, 13 February
12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M.
Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom
   Speaker: Jim Yoder
   Title: New Infrastructure for Ocean Science
$ 26.00 per person (ticketed event)

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Meeting Services

Message and Information Center

PHONE: +1-808-792-6515
FAX: +1-808-792-6516

Messages will be left for meeting attendees at the Message and Information Center. For urgent messages it is recommended that messages also be left at the individual's hotel room.

. Ala Moana Hotel +1-808-955-4811
. Hilton Hawaiian Village +1-808-949-4321
. Renaissance Ilikai +1-808-949-3811
. Ohana Hobron +1-808-942-7777

Complimentary Refreshments

Complimentary beverages will be served daily:

Monday, 11 February through Thursday, 14 February
9:45 A.M.-10:45 A.M.
2:45 P.M.-3:45 P.M.
Exhibit Hall III

Friday, 15 February
9:45 A.M.-10:45 A.M.
3rd Level Foyer

Business Center

The Business Center, located on the 3rd Level of the Hawaii Convention Center, will be available during the following hours:

Monday, 11 February through Thursday, 14 February
7:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Friday, 15 February
7:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Public Information

AGU will operate a Press Room and will conduct press briefings at the Hawaii Convention Center, Room 325A, during the following hours:

Monday, 11 February through Thursday, 14 February
7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Friday, 15 February
7:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Members of the press may register in advance by contacting:
Harvey Leifert
Public Information Manager

To contact the AGU Press Room during the meeting, call +1-808-792-6530, or fax +1-808-792-6529.

Career Center

The AGU Career Center will be available Monday, 11 February through Thursday, 14 February, 8:30 A.m.-5:00 P.M. daily, in Exhibit Hall III of the Hawaii Convention Center.

The AGU Career Center is a service sponsored by the AGU Committee on Education and Human Resources for geoscientists seeking employment and employers looking for staff with scientific training.

For the 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting, the Career Center is a free, self-serve operation. Please note that a copy machine and separate interview space will not be available at this meeting.

Job Candidates: Come to the Career Center daily and view the job postings on the Opportunities Board. Bring five copies of your resume to place in the Candidate Resume Book that will be available for review by prospective employers. Be sure to get a Candidate Number and check the Communication Board daily for messages from employers trying to set up interview appointments. The latest statistics on jobs and careers in geosciences will also be posted.

Employers: Please register (no cost) in the Employer Book and post your available positions on the Career Center Opportunities Board. Identify prospective employees by reviewing the Candidate Resume Book compilation of meeting participants seeking employment. The Communication Board can be used for posting messages to job candidates that you wish to meet in person at the meeting.

Child Care

KiddieCorp is offering professional child care services for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Children will enjoy games, story time, arts and crafts, videos, and other fun-filled activites for each age group.

Child care will be provided in the Hawaii Convention Center, Monday, 11 February through Thursday, 14 February, 8:15 A.M.-5:15 P.M., and Friday, 15 February, 8:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M.

Fees are $6.00 per hour, with a 3-hour minimum. Child care services are a contractual agreement between each individual and the child care company. ASLO and AGU assume no responsibility for the services rendered.


E-mail services will be available in Exhibit Hall III of the Hawaii Convention Center during the following hours:

Sunday, 10 February
4:00 P.m.-6:00 P.M.

Monday, 11 February through Thursday, 14 February
7:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Friday, 15 February
7:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Aloha Concierge

The Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide a kiosk in lobby of the Hawaii Convention Center with information about where to go and what to do. The "locals who know" are ready to share their knowledge of Hawaii's huge array of activities, cultural points of interest, shopping, dining, and general helpful information.

Accessibility for Registrants with Disabilities

If you have special needs, ASLO and AGU will work with vendors to provide reasonable support in these cases. Contact Ellyn Terry, Meetings Manager, +1-202-777-7335, E-mail:, to request assistance.


Don't miss an opportunity to visit the exhibits area, where a wide variety of displays, including instrumentation equipment, computer software programs, books, and programs sponsored by government agencies, will be open for browsing and buying.

Exhibits will be open Tuesday, 12 February through Thursday, 14 February, in Exhibit Hall III of the Hawaii Convention Center, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. daily. The AGU and ASLO Exhibits will also be open Monday, 11 February, from 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

First Aid/Medical Services

A first aid station will be staffed during the meeting in the Hawaii Convention Center. The first aid station will offer items such as band-aids, tylenol, ice packs, etc.

For more complex medical services, the Urgent Care Clinic of Waikiki is conveniently located with a mile of the Hawaii Convention Center. The clinic is open daily 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. and offers free taxi service from the convention center and Waikiki hotels. No appointment is necessary.

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Open Meetings

Tuesday, 12 February

NSF Town Meeting: The Ocean Sciences at the New Millennium Report
12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 316B
Several years of discussions and planning has culminated in the publication of a report entitled "Ocean Sciences at the New Millennium." The Report provides a description of the most important and promising opportunities for ocean research and discovery over the next decade and beyond. This Town Meeting will include an overview of the Report and its findings, and an opportunity for an open dialog with NSF Ocean Science Division management on this and other topics of community interest.

The Coastal Processes (CoOP) Program Open Meeting
6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 315
This open meeting will address the buoyancy-driven transport research initiative goals and plans and provide an opportunity to develop collaborative groups for interdisciplinary research proposals in response to the pending Announcement of Opportunity. Interested parties should be prepared to give a 1- to 2-minute verbal synopsis with one overhead of your research interests.

Wednesday, 13 February

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Open Meeting
5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 315

Town Meeting: Toward a Community Coastal Sediment-Transport Model
7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 314
This Town Meeting will update the community on progress toward an open-source coastal sediment-transport model. We envision a wide and collaborative effort among interested scientists, engineers, modelers, and model users to refine one (or more) of the existing sediment-transport models for use as a test platform. This Town Meeting will complement scientific discussions of coastal sediment-transport modeling (e.g., Sessions OS12B, OS21J, and OS22K, Application and Assessment of Coastal Sediment Transport Models). Panelists will define key issues and critique current approaches in sediment-transport modeling and discuss scientific objectives and challenges associated with model development.

UNOLS Fleet Renewal Plans Open Meeting
7:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 317A

Thursday, 14 February

The Ocean and Human Health: Planning for a New Interagency Research Initiative
12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 316B
The purpose of this open meeting is to report on the ongoing dialog between NSF and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) regarding an anticipated jointly sponsored research initiative to explore the relationship between marine systems and processes and the health of human populations. Some of the participants in an "Oceans and Human Health" workshop held at NIEHS on 17-18 December 2001 will also be on hand to present overviews of the results and recommendations of that workshop. These presentations will be followed by an open community discussion.

Ocean Sciences After September 11
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 316A
This open meeting will discuss the effects of the events of September 11 on the Ocean Sciences. A panel of representatives from the Ocean Sciences community, as well as various ocean-related agencies, will present their perspectives, followed by a discussion period.

Repeat Hydrography Effort in the U.S. Town Meeting
5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Convention Center, Room 318A
The repeat hydrography working group has been established to support the objectives of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Program and US CLIVAR. It is tasked to provide background information on the scientific rationale and scope of an integrated approach to a global observational program for carbon, hydrographic and tracer measurements. Based on this information a observational plan has been developed. The presentation will cover the current status of implementation and timing of sections, core measurements, and data management protocol.

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Program Committee

Linda E. Duguay, Chair
Director, USC Sea Grant
Director, Environmental Studies Program
Deputy Director, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Department of Biological Sciences & Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, AHF 209
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371 USA
Tel: +1-213-821-1335
Fax: +1-213-740-5939

Russell Moll, Chair
Director, California Sea Grant
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0232
La Jolla, California 92093-0232 USA
Tel: +1-858-534-4440
Fax: +1-858-534-2231

Dennis A. Hansell
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149 USA
Tel: +1-305-361-4078
Fax: +1-305-361-4689

Eric C. Itsweire
Physical Oceanography Program
Division of Ocean Sciences, Room 725
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230 USA
Tel: +1-703-292-8582
Fax: +1-703-292-9085

David M. Karl
Professor of Oceanography
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Tel: +1-808-956-8964
Fax: +1-808-956-5059

John Largier
Marine Life Research Group
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0232
La Jolla, California 92093-0209 USA
Tel: +1-858-534-6268
Fax: +1-858-534-6500

Roberta L. Marinelli
University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
P.O. Box 38
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
Tel: +1-410-326-7201
Fax: +1-410-326-7378

Patricia A. Matrai
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
180 McKown Point Rd.
W. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575 USA
Tel: +1-207-633-9614
Fax: +1-207-633-9641

Charles A. Nittrouer
School of Oceanography and Department of Earth and Space Sciences University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7940 USA
Tel: +1-206-543-5099
Fax: +1-206-543-6073

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For more information, contact:

AGU Meetings Department
2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone:  +1-202-462-6900 (in D.C. or outside North America)
or  800-966-2481 (toll-free in North America)
Fax:  +1-202-328-0566

For exhibit information contact:
Exhibits Department
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone:  +1-202-777-7536
Fax:  +1-202-777-7399

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