announcements Oceanolog y International Americas 2001 be used in mitigating human and economic losses and Conference to be Held in Miami maximizing economic gains. The Oceanology International Americas 2001 con- Web users now can easily surf to 6-10-day and sea- ference will be held in Miami, Florida, from 3 to 5 sonal forecasts; seasonal drought, excessive heat, and April 2001. The organizers of this conference seek to hurricane season outlooks; and El Nino and La Nina find the latest and most readily applicable technologi- advisories. The Climate Prediction Center's Web site cal solutions to the most basic needs of societies and also features expert analysis from meteorologists and ecosystems that exist along the coasts of the Ameri- climatologists, temperature and precipitation monitor- cas. Policy and governance issues will also be dis- ing data, U.S. and world temperature and precipitation cussed, by representatives of entities ranging from climate maps and graphs, and educational materials. government to academic to industrial backgrounds. The Web site (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov) is the vir- For more information contact Christine Rose; tele- tual home of the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, phone: 44-20-8949-9854; e-mail: christine.rose@ the division of the National Weather Service that pro- spearhead.co.uk. For exhibitor inquiries, contact Kari duces these official U.S. seasonal climate outlooks. Jacobson, OI Americas, 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Ste. "In the Internet Age, finding timely climate fore- 200, Arlington, VA 22201-3324; telephone: 703-312- casts, assessments, and data should not be a headache 9121; fax: 703-528-1724. for anyone," said Ants Leetmaa, director of the Cli- mate Prediction Center. "This makeover emphasizes NOA A Climate Internet Site Gets Makeover our goal to strengthen relationships with our custom- One of NOAA's most popular climate Internet sites ers and build relationships with new ones to manage has been overhauled to highlight NOAA's climate weather and climate-related risk." products that assess and forecast the impacts of short- A few of the Climate Prediction Center's most term climate variability, emphasizing enhanced risks popular older products are 6-10-day outlooks, U.S. of weather-related extreme events. The products can treats assessment, the El Nino/La Nina advisory and the 30- and 90-day outlooks. Within the last year, the Climate Prediction Center has introduced the popular drought assessment, hurricane season outlook, and the excessive heat outlook. Climate Conference 2001 to Be Held in the Netherlands 1153 James-Paul Dice 2000 The start of a new millennium is an appropriate 1154 Michael Woods 2000 occasion for taking a critical look at the state of the 1155 Nicole Mitchell 2000 art in climate research, which the Climate Conference 1156 Richard Hoffman 2000 2001 plans to do. The conference will be held in the 1157 Eric Wilson Educatorium on the Utrecht University campus, 1158 Matt Kirkwood Utrecht, the Netherlands. 1159 Colette Lacoursiere-Kennedy 2000 Predictions of future climate are based on the inte- 1160 David Cocchiarella 2000 gration of numerous complex building blocks, each 1161 Jennifer Zeppelin 2000 with its own uncertainties. In the keynote lectures to 1162 Brian Bledsoe 2000 be delivered at the morning sessions, a number of sci- entists will address selected issues in climate research. The emphasis will be more on a critical analysis of the Vol. 8 7, No. 12, December 2000
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