mation dissemination by the media, and postdisaster sium, visit the Web site at http://www.nexos.co.cr/ relief and reconstruction. Consequently, the Oklahoma rainforest.html. Weather Center, in collaboration with local, state, and Management Information Systems 2000 to Be federal agencies, is organizing a National Symposium Held in Lisbon, Portugal on the Southern Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of 3 May 1999. The symposium seeks to bring together the The second international conference on geographi- natural science, social science, policymaking, public cal information systems and remote sensing, MIS 2000 safety, and information dissemination communities as will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 June 2000. a means for evaluating successes and failures on 3 May MIS 2000 will provide a forum for discussion and and for stimulating future interaction. interchange of information between researchers and academia and industry as well as land use planners and The symposium will be held from 2- 5 May 2000 technology network managers who are concerned with in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and will be broadcast live on the Web. Oral and poster presenta- the study of MIS problems and applications. One of tions will be supplemented by invited and keynote the primary aims of the conference is to identify and monitor its development in various fields of applica- speakers, along with panel discussions and general- tion. Papers presented will describe solutions to in- interest sessions. A special issue of an AMS journal crease the quality of MIS. will be dedicated to selected papers in all topical ar- eas resulting from presentations made at the Sympo- Organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology, sium . To facilitate research by the national the conference will discuss data acquisition facilities, community, the Oklahoma Weather Center has estab- database features, human interface capability, and lished a Web site (http://caps.ou.edu/wx/info/3may99) learning aids of MIS and will also focus on the way in that contains most of the observational data, or links which MIS plays a decisive role linking together eco- to them, collected during the 3 May event. nomic development and environmental conservation planning. Persons wishing to present oral or poster presenta- For more information, contact Gabriella Cossutta; tions on topics directly related to the 3 May event telephone: 44 0 238 029 3223; fax: 44 0 238 029 2853; should send a 200-word abstract to Kelvin Droegemeier, conference chairman, School of Meteorology, Univer- e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: sity of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd, Suite 1310, Norman, www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2000. • OK, 73019; e-mail: email@example.com; telephone: 405-325- 0453; fax: 405-325-7614. Papers are especially en- couraged from the social science, public safety, media, and engineering/construction science communities. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 January 2000, and speakers will be notified of the disposition by 1 February 2000. The abstracts will be published on the Web and made available at the symposium. International Symposium on the Rainforest and its Global Implications An international symposium on the rainforest and its implications will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica, 24-2 8 February 2000. The meeting is organized by the Geodata Center, a nonprofit group devoted to the valorization and con- servancy of nature, under the auspices of Universidad para La Paz. The focus of the springtime 2000 semi- nar will be on the rainforest and its global implications, 156 Gregory S. Soulje 1999 including such subjects as botany, zoology, hydrology, climate , geology, limnology, environment, and planning. For more information or to sign up for the sympo- Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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