FROM TIM REID
From: Tim Reid <>
Subject: Bass Strait Forum
The Marine & Coastal Community Network's
Bass Strait Forum 2000
Your Chance to Network
30-11-2000 - 2-12-2000
CALL FOR PAPERS
For the first time people of many different
backgrounds have the opportunity to come
together and discuss the future of Bass Strait
and its islands.
The Forum is intended to be a celebration of the
rich cultural history and natural values of the
Bass Strait region.
It is a chance for communities to discuss the
planning and management possibilities of the
region, and share in an understanding of the
Strait's cultural and biological significance.
There will be much to explore.
The Forum will be a multi-disciplinary event. By
providing networking opportunities, it will:
* Facilitate improved planning of the marine
* Assist with land use planning in the region.
* Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and
* Celebrate the region's rich cultural history.
The FORUM IS ORGANISED AROUND THREE THEMES
History, myths and legends/usage/links with the
Strait, our place in the landscape, current
relationships and interests.
Issues concerning both the marine and
terrestrial environments of Bass Strait, which
include both the southern Victorian coastline
and the northern Tasmanian coastline, and their
Issues addressing any of the plethora of species
that live in the region, notions of
sustainability, endangered species and general
ecological well being of both the Strait and the
Issues that serve to address any commercial,
recreational, residential or industrial damage
to the ecology of the region.
Issues regarding the wellbeing of current island
communities, conservation and sustainable
management of the environment, monitoring,
`ownership' and land/ sea use. Victorian,
Tasmanian and Commonwealth regulations regarding
pollution, tourism, commercial/ recreational
fishing, oil and gas, reserve planning, wildlife
PAPERS and VISUAL DISPLAYS (which include Poster
Papers) are invited on the three themes
(Cultural/ Scientific /Planning & Management)
A 20 minutes presentation including 5 minutes
Visual Display/Seminar Sessions
Material to be presented as a visual display
(which includes poster papers) with the author
available to respond to questions.
Intending contributors must submit a proposal
including the following.
A cover page should include the following
* Name of principal contributor and/or
* Postal address, phone, fax and e-mail of
* Position and place of employment or study (if
Category of presentation (paper, visual display)
Cultural, scientific or management.
Title of presentation
Please use a separate page for the abstract of
no more than 350 words in length. It should
include the following:
Content: Provide a summary of the material to be
Objective: The purpose of the presentation.
Presentation: Describe the mode of presentation
(group discussion, lecture) and any requirements
for the presentation (e.g. video, OHP, Power
Importance: Explain why the presentation is
Theme: Indicate into which theme your paper fits.
The Forum committee will review papers.
Acceptance will be based on proposal content,
the time available and the need for balanced
Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, May 5,
Notification of acceptance by Friday, May 19,
Apart from supplying a hard copy of the abstract
please also supply disk copy on IBM format if
To register your paper or for further
Christian Bell or Samira Heale
Marine & Coastal Community Network
GPO Box 567 Hobart 7001
Ph. (03) 62 343 665, Fax. 62 312 491
For additional information contact:
Marine & Coastal Community Network
10 Parliament Place,
East Melbourne, Vic 3002, Australia
Ph (03) 96504846, Fax 92475945
The Open Space technique will be used for the
workshops scheduled for the concluding day. The
theme for the workshops will be 'Integrated
Management for Bass Strait - Issues and
With Open Space topics for discussion at workshops can only be made in
on the day. This allows for a very flexible and interactive process and is
designed to allow for maximum participation
The Forum seeks the input of professionals, enthusiasts, managers, the
community and Industry, academics and artists. We will not produce expensive
conference packs or advertising material and all the money goes into the
The Marine and Coastal Community Network (MCCN)works to increase
appreciation, protection and management of marine and coastal
provides information and opinion from a variety of sources and initiates and
supports community involvement to conserve life in the sea.
The Tramsheds Theatre & Function Centre is part of the former Inveresk Rail
Yards - a cultural redevelopment of a former
The Centre largely consists of renovated and
recycled rail buildings used by Tas Rail for the
Launceston Tramway system from 1911 to
approximately 1932. The Rail Yards also house
annexes of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art
Gallery including section dealing with the
conservation of cultural artifacts.
The Tramsheds are located only a short distance
from the CBD of Launceston and is within easy
access of city facilities.
Marine and Coastal Community Network
Phone +61 03 62343665
Fax +61 03 62312491
GPO Box 567
Hobart TAS 7001
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