Catchments to Coast: The Society of Wetland Scientists 27th International Conference and the Austral

Venue: Cairns

Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jul 09, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2006
Registration Date: Jul 14, 2006
Early Registration Date: Apr 21, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 08, 2006
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The Society of Wetland Scientists and Australian Marine Sciences Association welcomes you to their joint annual meeting. The conference is being held at the Cairns Convention Centre, in the tropical city of Cairns in July 2006.

Catchments to Coast is an international conference, the major focus of which will be the vital role and value of wetlands within the terrestrial and marine environments. Importantly, the joint conference provides an international platform for showcasing the need for, and benefits of, a multidisciplinary approach to the complex issues associated with the land-sea interface.

The conference will be supplemented by a range of more specific wetland and marine science topics of current interest, including estuaries, aquaculture, migratory species, hydrological/geological processes, biogeochemistry, ecotoxicology, ecosystem-based management and protected areas.

The conference brings together the annual meetings of two major scientific societies.
1. The Society of Wetland Scientists is the largest professional body of wetland scientists and managers in the world, with more than 4000 members.
2. The Australian Marine Science Association is the major national professional association for marine scientists from all related disciplines.

The joint conference allows the development of international linkages around the connection between catchments and coasts.

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns in July 2006.