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IAGLR PLENARY - Sharing & Leveraging Scarce Resources

We would like to highlight the following plenary session to be held 
at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Association for
Great Lakes Research (June 1-5 at Buffalo State College):

Sharing and Leveraging Scarce Resources-Great Lakes Science Partnerships
Through the 90s and Beyond
Chaired by:  Michael Quigley, Aquatic Ecologist, Great Lakes Environmental
Research Lab, NOAA
Monday, June 2nd at 8:00 a.m./IAGLR Conference

This session will review and discuss innovative partnerships among 
government agencies, universities, the private sector and citizens to
share and leverage scientific esources.  Speakers will summarize 
cost-savings, benefits, outcomes and obstacles of such partnering 
efforts.  The intent of the session is to highlight such on-going 
partnerships throughout the US and Canada to provoke discussion and
thought about how similar programs might be implemented in the Great
Lakes region.  Panelists include:

Alfred M. Beeton, Acting Chief Scientist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 

Ronald Baird, Director
National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA

Richard Spinrad, Director
Ocean Research and Education Consortium for Oceanographic Research
and Education (CORE)

Vic Cairns, Director
Great Lakes Laboratory for Fishery and Aquatic Science (GLLFAS)
Canada Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans

Arthur S. Brooks, President
National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML)

Jack Bash, Executive Secretary
University-National Oceanographic Laboratory Systems (UNOLS)

If you are interested in registering for the IAGLR Conference (day
registration is available) contact:  Great Lakes Center, Buffalo
State College, 716-878-4329.