For the first time, Puerto Rico will host the Aquatic Sciences Conference organized by the Advancing the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Society. The conference, which will focus on the theme “Limnology and Oceanography in a World of Change,” is expected to receive over 1,800 participants, including oceanographers and limnologists from around the globe. The conference will take place from February 13 to 18, 2011, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in Miramar, Puerto Rico.
Scientists will participate in various plenary sessions on the aquatic sciences. Topics discussed include ocean acidification, global warming, rising sea levels, the future of the coral reefs, and invasive species. Keynote speakers include Dr. Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Service and Professor Rupert Chaparro, director of the Sea Grant program. Dr. Juan González, professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, will receive the Ramón Margalef Prize for Excellence in Education.
For full report (in Spanish), see http://www.elnuevodia.com/cientosdecientificoslleganalaislaestefindesemana-887068.html
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