[MARMAM] Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Oceans and Human Health

Leslie Hart leslie.burdett at noaa.gov
Fri Mar 9 08:00:33 PST 2012


Please see below for information about the 2012 Gordon Research Seminar and
Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health:

*Gordon Research Seminar on Oceans and Human Health (for Graduate Students,
Post-docs, etc.): *
*(June 2-3, 2012, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA)*
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The Gordon Research Seminar on Oceans & Human Health is a unique forum for
graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels
of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting
edge ideas.

The effects of global climate change, coastal development, emergent
pathogenic microorganisms, and anthropogenic pollutants present tremendous
challenges to the fragile balance between humans and aquatic ecosystems.
The Oceans and Human Health Initiative highlights the “One Health” approach
to aquatic conservation by recognizing the consequences of human activities
on marine and freshwater ecosystems, and how our actions impact the use of
aquatic habitats as a source of recreation, sustenance, and economic well
being.

The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) seeks to attract new Oceans & Human
Health (OHH) scientists from diverse scientific backgrounds who are at a
critical juncture in their career development. Students and post-docs
attending the GRS on Oceans & Human Health will participate in a two day
conference that provides a relaxed forum for graduate students, post-docs,
and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to
present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. Students will also
have the opportunity to interact with recognized leaders in the field of
Oceans & Human Health. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to,
algal and microbial biology, epidemiology and public health, marine natural
products, seafood production, molecular biology, oceanography, and
toxicology.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rita Colwell
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by *May 5, 2012*. Please
apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this
deadline.

*GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline:* *May 5, 2012*.  Submit online at:
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2012&program=grs_oceans


*Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health: *
*(June 3-8, 2012, **University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA**)*

Oceans interact with humans in both positive and negative ways and this
interaction has become the foundation for an emerging "metadiscipline"
called Oceans and Human Health. The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on
Oceans and Human Health (OHH) will address several of the many disciplines
comprising OHH that include oceanography, waterborne and seafood borne
diseases, harmful algal blooms, epidemiology, comparative animal
physiology, natural products and synthetic organic chemistry, pharmacology,
toxicology, social sciences, engineering, and other ocean-related areas.
This conference will feature sessions on seafood, aquaculture, omics,
natural disasters, climate change, forecasting, changes in fecal indicator
detection, marine human pathogens, emerging chemicals of concern and
communications, all as they relate to human health. It will have a session
on the Deepwater Horizon to update the conferees on what research and
restoration has transpired since the April 2010 oil blowout in Macondo
Canyon. And finally, there will be discussions on a developing OHH
initiative by the European Science Foundation’s Marine Board and the future
of OHH in the U.S. As is the case with all GRCs, this conference will
assemble experts in the several session areas who will present current
information to junior scientists and graduate students in a very relaxed
atmosphere. In addition to the formal presentations, poster presentations
will provide opportunities for "one-on-one" discussions about OHH topics.

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by *May 6, 2012*. Please
apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this
deadline.

Website: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2012&program=oceans

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Leslie Burdett Hart, PhD

Jardon and Howard Technologies, Inc. (JHT)
NOAA/NOS/NCCOS
Hollings Marine Laboratory
331 Ft. Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843-725-4831
Fax: 843-762-8737
Email: Leslie.Burdett at noaa.gov
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