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IMCC (May 09) Travel Awards

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Subject: IMCC (May 09) Travel Awards
From: Jim Cummings <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:10:18 -0600
The Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology will be accepting
applications for travel reimbursements to cover the cost of attending the
International Marine Conservation Congress ( To
encourage international and student participation, priority will be given to
participants from developing countries and students.

Information can be found at:

Please note that poster/paper/symposia/workshop acceptance is also a
criterion for being awarded travel reimbursement.

The Travel Award Committee will notify applicants by 15 December 2008.
Registration for the meeting opens 15 November 2008, with an early
registration deadline of 15 February 2009.

If you are selected to receive reimbursement for travel to the meeting, you
must confirm your intent to attend the meeting by registering for the
meeting by 15 January 2009. The only exception is if you have been asked to
submit a 1500 word submission for an oral presentation; in those cases we
will extend your deadline until 1 February 2009.  Otherwise, if you do not
register by January 15 we will reallocate your travel stipend to the next
person in our list. If you do not register by January 15 we will reallocate
your travel stipend to the next person in our list.

Please also note that the 1st Call for oral presentations, speed
presentations, and posters is 1 September - 15 October 2008.

The International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) will be the first
stand-alone meeting of the Marine Section of the Society for Conservation
Biology and will be held from 20-24 May 2009 at George Mason University near
Washington D.C. This will be an interdisciplinary meeting that will engage
natural and social scientists, managers, policy-makers, and the public. The
goal of the IMCC is to put conservation science into practice through public
and media outreach and the development concrete products that will be used
to drive policy change and implementation. This meeting will encompass the
2nd International Marine Protected Areas Congress.

Major themes and cross-cutting issues that will be addressed include:

Major Themes:
Global Climate Change
The Land-Sea Interface
Ecosystem-based Management
Poverty and Globalization

Cross-cutting issues encompass topics of global relevance and importance to
marine conservation that relate to the major themes.

Marine Protected Areas
Education, Outreach and Capacity Building
Governance Arrangements
Fisheries and Aquaculture

Jim Cummings
Executive Director, Acoustic Ecology Institute

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