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Update Re: [Annelida] the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples might be suppressed

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Sat Jun 12 01:05:23 EST 2010

Italy Research Institutes Saved by Presidential Pardon


and see update at: http://www.szn.it/

Extract from the sciencemag comment which is dated June 2 :

" The furor started last week when the government of Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi unveiled an austerity package intended to save €24
billions and stabilize the nation's debt-ridden finances. In the package
was a decree targeting more than 200 educational, cultural, and
researcher institutions, including the marine lab Stazione Zoologica
Anton Dohrn (SZN) in Naples, the National Institute of Oceanography and
Experimental Geophysics in Trieste, and the National Institute for
Advanced Mathematics in Rome. The plight of SZN has caused particular
consternation, with an online petition gathering more than 4000
signatures. [...]"

>>> On 29/05/2010 at 6:29 p.m., <gambimc from szn.it> wrote:
> Dears friends and colleagues,
> the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples (Italy) might be
suppressed by
> the actual Italian Government. We need urgently of your help and  
> support. If you wish that the Stazione Zoologica remains as an  
> autonomous scientific Institution, please fill the form and the  
> petition avalable at
> http://www.szn.it/SZNWeb/showpage/1?_languageId_=2.
> Please contact as many colleagues as you can...
> Maria Cristina Gambi
> Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples

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