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16th Baltic Marine Biologists Symposium

Darius Daunys darius at hgf.ku.lt
Wed Mar 11 07:12:53 EST 1998

First Announcement


June 21-26, 1999
Klaipeda, Lithuania


Baltic Marine Biologists
Klaipeda University

Under auspices of:
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Scientific Programme

The Symposium programme will comprise both oral presentations and
posters on the following topics:

* Functional diversity and ecosystem dynamics of the Baltic Sea
* Development of marine biology in the Baltic Sea area: history and
frontiers for the future 
* Alien species in the brackish water ecosystems

During the 30 years of BMB existence, its biannual symposia were
mostly oriented to the Baltic Sea biological and ecological studies.
We will keep this tradition, however people from other European and
overseas regions are also very welcome to contribute with their papers that
are in tune with the above themes. Each of the Symposium topics will be
introduced by invited speakers. Their names and titles of the lectures will
appear at our Symposium INTERNET home page http://www.ku.lt/ku6.htm and
will be included into a second announcement.

Two special parallel seminars (discussion groups) will be organised on the
following topics:

* Port industry and marine environment
* Modelling of marine biological processes


The registration form should be returned before 30 June 1998 in order
to receive the second announcement (including the final registration
form). Abstracts of papers and posters should be submitted before 15
January 1999. On reviewing of their relevance to the Symposium
programme the acceptance or rejection will be communicated before 31
March 1999. Manuscripts of the papers should be presented to the
Organising Committee before 26 June 1999 in order to quicken
publication of the Symposium proceedings.

Symposium venue

Klaipeda University is a leading academic and research institution in
the western part of Lithuania, largely oriented to maritime industry,
coastal zone management, marine ecology and other sea-related
disciplines. At present it has six faculties with about 50
departments, 20 research centres and enrols ca. 6,000 students.
Klaipeda is the third largest city of Lithuania (ca. 210,000
inhabitants) and one of the most important sea ports in the Baltic
Sea. During eight centuries of its history, Klaipeda experienced
influence of different nations and cultures, traces left are still to
be seen in the Old town. The region is well known for its maritime
health resorts, spectacular coastal landscapes with exposed sandy
dunes and beaches, the Kurdio Nerija National Park, Museum of Amber
(Palanga), Maritime Museum, Aquarium and Dolphinarium. More
information about history, living conditions, transport, etc. may be
found at the INTERNET home page:

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Sergej Olenin (Centre for System Analysis, Klaipeda University)
Dr. Algirdas Stankevicius (Centre of Marine Research, Ministry of
Environmental Protection) Dr. Arturas Razinkovas (Centre for System
Analysis, Klaipeda University) Prof. Dr. Habil. Juozas Virbickas
(Institute of Ecology, Vilnius) Dr. Habil. Janina Syvokiene (Institute of
Ecology, Vilnius)

Organising committee and Symposium secretariat

Dr. Saulius Bucas		(Klaipeda University)
Dr. Irina Olenina 		(Centre of Marine Research)
Ms. Zita Gasiunaite	(Klaipeda University)
Mr. Darius Daunys 	(Klaipeda University) 
Ms. Genute Ziniauskaite	(Klaipeda University)

All correspondence should be addressed to: 

16th BMB Symposium Secretariat.
Centre for System Analysis. Klaipeda University.
Manto 84, LT-5808. Klaipeda, LITHUANIA.
Fax: +370 6 -256526 or -212940
E-mail: bmb16org at hgf.ku.lt

Symposium fee

The Symposium fee will be about 600 Lt (ca. 150 USD), depending on
sponsor contributions, and includes the program and abstract volume,
proceedings, receptions, coffee and tea during sessions. A special fee for
students and accompanying persons will be offered. A reduction of fee for
scientists from countries with economy in transition may be requested
individually from the Organising Committee.

The Symposium language will be English

Symposium proceedings
The Symposium proceedings will be published in a peer-reviewed journal
during late 1999 - early 2000.

Provisional schedule

21 June (Monday)
Registration, get-together, BMB Committee meeting
22 June (Tuesday)
Plenary sessions, posters session
23 June (Wednesday)
Plenary sessions and parallel seminars, Symposium dinner
24 June (Thursday)
Plenary session, afternoon excursion
25 June (Friday)
Plenary sessions, closing plenary session
26 June (Saturday)
BMB Committee meeting, optional excursions, departure

Other activities
Working group meetings, presentation of video films, informal evening
sessions, etc. may be arranged in consultation with the Organising

Travel and accommodation

Klaipeda is reachable by ferries from Kiel, Mukran, (hus, Stockholm
and other ports. The closest airport is in Palanga (30 km), which
connects with Berlin, Billund, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Kristianstad,
Oslo, etc. Vilnius (ca. 300 km from Klaipeda) and Kaunas (ca. 200 km)
airports connect with many other European airports. Major daily bus
connections include Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga, Minsk, Kaliningrad.
Accommodation of different styles (and for different budget) is
available (hotel, family hotel, student apartment, etc.). More
information will be provided at our Symposium home page and along with the
second announcement.

----------------------- REGISTRATION FORM (Please use e-mail, if possible)

Return before 30 June 1998 to:

16th BMB Symposium Secretariat.

Centre for System Analysis, Klaipeda University
Manto 84, LT-5808. Klaipeda, LITHUANIA
Fax: +370 6 -212940 or -256526
E-mail: bmb16org at hgf.ku.lt
INTERNET: http://www.ku.lt/ku6.htm

Name and Title (Prof., Dr., etc.)

Current affiliation and position

Mailing address

E mail address
I intend to present a paper entitled:

I intend to present a poster entitled:

Accompanying person(s):

I intend to join the seminar on:
==> Port industry and marine environment 	yes/no
==> Modelling of marine biological processes 	yes/no
I would like to joint the excursion to the Kursiu Nerija National Park
(Curonian Spit)		yes/no


NB! On request from the Organising Committee (bmb16org at hgf.ku.lt) this
announcement may be send as an MS Word file (formatted)

Darius Daunys
Centre for System Analysis
Klaipeda University
Manto 84
Klaipeda, LT-5808
tel. (+370 6) 212936
fax. (+370 6) 212940

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