1. Discover the latest in Earth and Space Sciences
More than 2,200 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences in Foz do Iguau at the 2010 Meeting of the Americas. Organizers of the meeting, which takes place from 8 to 12 August, are planning 377 scientific sessions on such topics as the 2010 Haiti and Chile earthquakes, extreme weather events in the Americas, climate impacts of megacities, greenhouse gases and Amazonia, carbon budget at hydroelectric reservoirs, variability of the South Atlantic ocean circulation, and much more. All scientific sessions take place in the Rafain Hotel and Convention Center, Center Av. Olmpio Rafagnin, 2357, Parque Presidente II, Foz do Iguau, Brazil.
The meeting will bring together researchers from 20 scientific organizations: the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and 19 other Brazilian and international scientific societies: Asociacin Argentina de Geofsicos y Geodestas (AAGG), Academia Brasileira de Cincias (ABC), Associao Brasileira de Estudos do Quaternrio (ABEQUA), Associao Brasileira de Recursos Hdricos (ABRH), Latinamerican Association of Space Geophysics (ALAGE), Associao Brasileira de Oceanografia (AOCEANO), Centro Regional de Sismologa para Amrica del Sur (CERESIS), International Association of Seismology and Physiscs of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI) International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO), Asociacin Latinoamericana de Paleomagnetismo y Geomagnetismo (LATINMAG), Sociedade Brasileira de Cartografia, Geodsia, Fotogrametria e Sensoriamento Remoto (SBC), Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia (SBGeo), Sociedade Brasileira de Geofsica (SBGf), Sociedade Brasileira de Geoqumica (SBGq), Sociedade Brasileira de Meteorologia (SBMet), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Sociedad Geolgica de Chile (SGC), Sociedad Uruguaya de Geologa (SUG), and Unin Geofsica Mexicana (UGM). For links to web sites of cosponsors, see the 2010 Meeting of the Americas home page (and scroll down): http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/index.php
AGU will operate a Press Room at the meeting. A series of press conferences, to be described in subsequent advisories, will highlight some of the newsworthy sessions at the Meeting of the Americas.
Information for members of the news media about this meeting, including links to advisories, are posted at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/newsmedia/index.php
2. Hotel Booking Now Open
Rooms can now be reserved at 12 hotels with special meeting rates. Nightly charges range from 72 Reais to 386 Reais. All prices include breakfast.
The deadline for discounted hotel reservations is 25 June. For further information and to book rooms, see: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/travel/index.php
3. Brazilian Visa Regulations for International Reporters
As a general rule, Brazil requests visas based on the principle of reciprocity of treatment given to Brazilian citizens. You do need a visa (either for tourism or business) BEFORE entering Brazil if you are a citizen of the United States. For more travel information: http://www.geophysics2010.org/useful_info.htm
Journalists require a journalist visa to work in Brazil. For more information, visit the website of Consulate General of Brazil in Washington D.C. http://www.consbrasdc.org/english/article.asp?id=19
4. News Media Registration Information
News Media registrants receive a badge that provides access to any of the scientific sessions of the meeting, as well as to the Press Room. Press registration is complimentary.
Eligibility is limited to the following persons:
Note 1: Representatives of publishing houses, for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must register at the main registration desk at the meeting and pay the appropriate fees, regardless of possession of any of the above documents. They are not accredited as News Media at the meeting.
Note 2: Scientists who are also reporters and who are presenting at this meeting (oral or poster session) may receive News Media credentials if they qualify (see above), but must also register for the meeting and pay the appropriate fee as a presenter.
5. Register Online
To register for the Meeting of the Americas as a member of the news media, please click on: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/newsmedia/registration.php
Friday, 30 July 2010 is the last day for online press pre-registration, which assures that your badge will be waiting for you when you arrive. You may also register at the meeting.
|Contact: Maria-Jose Vinas|
American Geophysical Union