workshop will take place from 19-22 October 2003 at
La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. Participants
are requested to arrive in San José, Costa Rica,
on 18 October.
initiative is part of a joint effort being undertaken
by GTOS and the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), aimed at improving the availability and access
to long-term coastal data.
main workshop objectives are:
Review and assess the Coastal GTOS implementation plan for
consideration by the international community and its submission
to potential donors. We should have a rough draft available
for the meeting and will allow time for comments, corrections,
Confirmation and prioritization of initial products of Coastal
GTOS, based on proposals from the last meeting and intersession
Continued incorporation of the Driver, Pressure, State, Impact
and Response (DPSIR) framework and others into the observing
system strategy to ensure inclusion of socio-economic issues
within the programme.
Development of strategies for funding of initial activities.
Further evaluation of, and contribution to, the Integrated
Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) theme for the coast.
Could you please inform the GTOS Secretariat
by 10 September 2003 on your availability to attend the workshop.
You should also indicate if you would require support for
the cost of travel and/or accommodation. Due to limited funding
it is requested that participants with access to their own
resources should consider using these to participate. However
every effort will be made to support those scientists who
registration from (75 kb).
The workshop will be held at the La
Selva Biological Station and the Irazú
hotel will be used on the first and last day.
An optional field trip is being organized
to Tortuguero on 23-24 October. See
Selva Biological Station
to date information
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
United States of America
Tel. (+1) 252 3281835
Fax. (+1) 252 3284178
GTOS Programme Officer
SDRN, FAO United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 57056525
Fax. (+39) 06 57053369
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