U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank
Phase IV-B Open Planning Meeting

Please Register

An open meeting to discuss and plan Phase IV-B of the U.S. GLOBEC North Atlantic Georges Bank Program will be held on April 19 and 20, 2005. Anyone planning to respond to this Announcement of Opportunity is encouraged to register and attend. If you have any questions please contact rgroman@whoi.edu or via phone at 508-289-2409. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 13th.

This meeting (see agenda) will bring together scientists who intend to submit proposals by the May 9, 2005 deadline specified in the recent Announcement of Opportunity issued by NSF. The primary objective of the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank program is to understand the physical and biological processes that control the abundance of target animal populations (cod, haddock, and the copepods Calanus finmarchicus and Pseudocalanus spp.) in space and time on the Bank.

This two-day open meeting will be held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Quisset Campus, Carriage House. Please indicate your intention to attend this meeting by registering on-line using the URL

The cost to attend will be $49.00, collected on the first day of the meeting. This will cover the cost of two lunches and dinner Tuesday evening.

If you need to be reached while attending the meeting, the number is 508-289-2321 (Chip Clancy).

Because of limited parking, please car pool if at all possible. You will receive a parking "permit" when you arrive to display on your car's dashboard. There is a parking lot located near the Carriage House although there is also much construction going on in the area.

For those who wish to stay overnight , contact one of the following places. Please mention the GLOBEC meeting to obtain these room rates.

It is strongly recommended that participants review the program's background documents before the meeting. The objectives of the U.S. GLOBEC Program have been articulated by the U.S. GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) in the U.S. GLOBEC Initial Science Plan (available as U.S. GLOBEC report no. 1, February 1991).

Background information pertinent to the Northwest Atlantic can be found in U.S. GLOBEC report no. 2, February 1991, entitled "GLOBEC: Northwest Atlantic Program, GLOBEC U.S./Canada Meeting on Northwest Atlantic Fisheries and Climate". Prospective investigators should refer to the Implementation Plan for U.S. GLOBEC NW Atlantic/Georges Bank Study, report no. 6, June 1992. All three reports are available from the U.S. GLOBEC Office, contact Linda Lagle at llagle@whoi.edu. Some of these documents are on-line through the World Wide Web at http://www.usglobec.org and http://globec.whoi.edu. In addition, on-line reports of the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank program are available at http://globec.whoi.edu/globec-dir/other-reports.html. Also, summaries of data workshops are available at http://globec.whoi.edu/globec-dir/reports/data_workshops/index.html

Last modified: April 6, 2005